June 1st, 2021
This pre-conference workshop is being offered for FREE in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Tayyab Rashid, Clinical Psychologist, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Lina Di Genova, Director Strategy, Assessment and Evaluation, McGill University
Stephanie Dinsmore, Counsellor, Wilfrid Laurier University
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Amy Fogarty, Manager, Mental Health Advancement, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Sandra Koppert, Director, Mental Health Advancement, Mental Health Commission of Canada
In the Spring of 2021, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) in collaboration with the Campus Mental Health Community of Practice (CoP) from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS), surveyed student affairs professionals and clinicians to learn about the evolving needs and trends of Canadian post-secondary institutions (PSIs) related to student mental health and well-being.
The first part of this pre-conference will explore the latest trends in Canadian campus mental health and engage in dialogue about top priorities for the 2021-22 academic year.
Second part will explore strategies to implement the New National Standard considering the trending topics. This will be an interactive session where participants will discuss pathways to increase student mental health capacity.
The final portion of the session will have a panel discussion including mental health professionals on campuses, two students, and community organizations.
By the end of the workshop, the audience will have been informed on:
- Synthesized perspectives on some of the key campus mental health issues, including presenting concerns related to COVID-19, remote mental health services, professional and ethical issues faced by clinicians and administrators.
- How campuses are meeting the needs of most vulnerable students, by updating policies and putting in place practices to reflect COVID-19 realities.
- Learn strategies campuses are using to implement the New National Standard.