Integrated Mental Health Panel: Integration of mental health services has been a recent trend across post-secondary campuses. Three institutions shared their experiences on integrating mental health services across primary care and counselling services. Each panelist discussed their unique context for integration, the drivers for change, their implementation strategy, and assessment/evaluation issues. Through facilitated discussion, delegates had the opportunity to engage and consult with panelists on key challenges and lessons learned.
Created by John Meissner and Larry McCloskey at Carleton University, the From Intention to Action (FITA) program integrates counselling and learning skills for a more proactive and effective response to student wellbeing and skill development. John Meissner will present on the program philosophy, program components, as well as longitudinal data demonstrating positive outcomes. Humber College and the University of Toronto spoke to the transferability of FITA to their institutions, highlighting challenges and key lessons.