Workshop 3 – Assessment as a starting point to support student mental health and well-being
Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 1pm – 2:30pm, ET
Data gathering and evaluation can help institutions and their communities support and facilitate the mental health and well-being of all students. This process can help institutions determine which initiatives or programs and services are promoting or hindering optimal mental health for student populations.
During this workshop, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) will lead participants through the aspects of the new Standard for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students related to the recommended components of a successful evaluation and reporting strategy.
At the end of this session, participants will:
- Understand the Standard’s voluntary guidance about creating a successful evaluation and reporting strategy,
- Discover tools and measurement surveys to assess student mental health at their institution and measure progress,
- Learn about the importance of performance evaluation, and how it connects to the effectiveness of their institution’s mental health and well-being framework
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with CSA Group (a global leader in standards development), has championed the development of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. This voluntary Standard is the first of its kind in the world; it builds on the exceptional work of Canada’s post-secondary institutions and seeks to inspire further actions through principle-led approaches. The MHCC has also designed a Starter Kit to support post-secondary institutions as they begin aligning with the Standard.