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