Welcome to More Feet on the Ground!

According to the Canadian NCHA Report, 31.1% of students felt overwhelming anxiety in the previous 2 weeks and 20.1% felt so depressed that it was difficult to function.1National College Health Assessment. (2019). Canadian Reference Group Executive Summary. Retrieved from https://www.cacuss.ca/files/Research/NCHA-II%20SPRING%202019%20CANADIAN%20REFERENCE%20GROUP%20EXECUTIVE%20SUMMARY.pdf This online resource is intended to be a one-stop shop for any campus professional or student leader looking to understand more about mental health and refer a student to relevant programs or departments. It was developed to help faculty, administration and campus staff 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 quizzes 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.

Suicide

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.

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1. National College Health Assessment. (2019). Canadian Reference Group Executive Summary. Retrieved from https://www.cacuss.ca/files/Research/NCHA-II%20SPRING%202019%20CANADIAN%20REFERENCE%20GROUP%20EXECUTIVE%20SUMMARY.pdf