Welcome to More Feet on the Ground!

The Spring 2016 National College Health Assessment (NCHA), a national online survey
that collects information on students’ health behaviours, attitudes, and perceptions, indicated that depression, anxiety and suicide attempts are increasing among Ontario’s post-secondary students.
• 46% of students reported feeling so depressed in the previous year it was difficult to function  (increased from 40% in 2013);
• 65% of students reported experiencing overwhelming anxiety in the previous year (up
from 58% in 2013);
• 14% had seriously considered suicide in the previous year (up from 11% in 2013);
• 2.2% of students reported a suicide attempt within the previous year (up from 1.5% in 2013);
• 9% had indicated that they had attempted suicide, but not in the previous year

This free online course  is intended to be a one-stop shop for any campus professional or student leader looking to learn  how to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues on campus.

We encourage you to explore this website, create an account, take the  twenty minute course to receive a More Feet on the Ground Certificate, and support student mental health and well-being!

This resource was developed by the Council of Ontario Universities, Brock University, and the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, which is funded by the Ontario Government.

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Take the Course

The goal of this website is to help you better understand mental health on your campus and help your fellow students. This course prepares you to support students on your campus who may be living with mental health concerns.

Mental Health Concerns

The following section provides a general overview of some of the mental health concerns students on your campus may be living with.


A brief overview of suicide pre- and postvention.

Video Library

A series of short tips from staff and faculty at colleges and universities on how they recognize, respond and refer students on campus.