Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 (12-1 pm ET)
Location: Zoom (link and password provided upon registration)
The Post-Secondary Student Stressors Index (PSSI), a tool designed to help researchers and institutions better evaluate the sources of student stress, was released at 15 post-secondary institutions across Canada during the 2020-2021 academic year.
In an effort to provide universal mental health promotion – including stress reduction – to Canadian post-secondary students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s Student Mental Health Network was developed. Co-created with students, the Network is an online, one-stop-shop for students to access reliable mental health education, tools, and resources to help them maintain their mental health and well-being (www.studentmentalhealthnetwork.ca).
Join Dr. Brooke Linden (Queen’s University) for a webinar exploring the utility of the PSSI in evaluating and monitoring student stressors and hear from a participating campus, Dr. Janine Olthius (University of New Brunswick). The talk will also explore the implications of the delivery of universal, online mental health promotion via the Network.
Attendees can expect to:
- Learn about the PSSI’s psychometric properties, utility, and usefulness within the post-secondary setting
- Learn how the Student Mental Health Network can provide universal mental health promotion to all students across Canada
- Understand the value of utilizing a for-students, by-students approach to developing mental health initiatives in a higher education setting