The Campus Mental Health Action Tracker

In this webinar, we are joined by representatives of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation to discuss the Campus Mental Health Action Tracker. This new tool helps mental health professionals and other campus stakeholders track their journey toward improved student mental health and alignment with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. Come learn about the Standard, how to use the Tracker, the benefits of using it, and how it came to be. The session will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Presenter Bios

Sarah Ferguson, Program Manager at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, supports the awareness raising and implementation of the National Standard for Canada on Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. Working with the MHCC team since 2022, she loves engaging with leaders from across Canada to share ideas and resources that help advance mental health and well-being for the entire post-secondary community.

For more than four years now, Amy Fogarty, Manager, Mental health Advancement, has had responsibility for the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s role in relation to the development, championing, and now promotion of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. Amy’s passion for wellness and mental health led her to the Commission in 2016, where she spent a couple years promoting training programs including The Working Mind, The Inquiring Mind and Mental Health First Aid.

Courtney Lord joined SRDC in 2020 as a Researcher, with a background in mental health and neuropsychology research. Over her career, she has worked in hospital and research institution settings with a focus on mental health, cognition and memory. Since joining SRDC she has expanded her work into areas of social policy and health research along with employment and skill development. Courtney holds an MA in Anthropology from Carleton University and continues to take an interest in the ways that policy can support the mental health and wellbeing of Canadians.

Geneviève Mák joined SRDC in 2007, with a background in health promotion, global health and health economics. Over her 15 years’ career, she has worked in several projects in the fields of student mental health, mental health and substance use, and youth skill and employment development, in different settings across provinces and territories. Fully bilingual, she has expertise with mixed methods research, program evaluation, and economic analysis. She is passionate about finding innovative methods to assess mental health promotion projects aiming to enhance the well-being of communities and equity-deserving groups.

Teri Slade is a Researcher at SRDC who brings a diverse research background from Rehabilitation Sciences to Performing Arts Medicine, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. She is passionate about using research to challenge systemic issues and improve the everyday lives of Canadians. Her main research interests are 2SLGBTQ+ inclusivity, chronic pain, and musicians’ health. She has enjoyed working on diverse projects including occupational engagement of musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, practices for improving healthcare for trans and nonbinary patients, and experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals living with persistent pain. Teri holds a Master of Arts from the University of Ottawa and is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Alberta. She is based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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