Mental Health and Well-Being in Post-Secondary Education

October 2014

We have provided some minor updates to the “Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: A Guide to a Systemic Approach” to correct a few minor issues in the original version. It can be downloaded here.

You are welcome to download and use the diagram:

“A Framework for Post-Secondary Student Mental Health”

can be downloaded on their own.systemic approach diagram

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August 2014

Open Colleges has created an interactive Brain Map tool. Click here to learn more! 

June 2013

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Canadian Association of Colleges and University Student Services (CACUSS) launch a unique document designed to support campuses in their responses to student mental health. "Post Secondary Student Mental Health: A Guide to a Systemic Approach". Read the press release here.

February 2012:

We have recently written an update to the CACUSS Post-Secondary Student Mental Health Project. 
This document outlines highlights of our work so far and ongoing initiatives. You can download it here.

June 2011:

The National Working Group on Post-Secondary Student Mental Health is pleased to release the attached report, Mental health and well-being in postsecondary education settings: A literature and environmental scan to support planning and action in Canada. This report was commissioned by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) as a foundation for discussion at the CACUSS preconference Town Hall on Post-Secondary Student Mental on June 19, 2011 at Ryerson University. We also wish to distribute this report widely to post-secondary institution and community stakeholders for comment and feedback.

You can download the report in English here.

You can view the poster "Collaborative Learning in Building Momentum for a National Mental Health Strategy for Post-Secondary Institutions in Canada" here

This report and any feedback as well as the proceedings from the Town Hall will provide information and direction to the development of a comprehensive framework for promoting student mental health. Through these processes the National Working Group hopes to strengthen the community of practice within post-secondary institutions and build capacity within CACUSS and post-secondary institutions to advocate for policies and practices that promote student mental health.

The National Working Group on Post-Secondary Student Mental Health was formed to develop a call to action to promote student mental health. The Working Group is comprised of student services professionals, faculty and students as well as collaborators from partner agencies such as the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).


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