• Jun 28, 2022 | Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) Campus Mental Health Community of Practice, Mental Health Commission of Canada

    Through a collaboration between CACUSS’ Campus Mental Health Community of Practice (CoP) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), this report describes the in-depth results of a survey of 69 Canadian post-secondary institutions regarding the student mental health challenges and opportunities experienced due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 academic year and the needs foreseen for the fall 2022 term.

  • Jun 22, 2022 | Best Practices Network, Queen's University, University of New Brunswick

    This webinar by Dr. Brooke Linden (Queen’s University) explores the utility of the Post-Secondary Student Stressors Index in evaluating and monitoring student stressors and shares the experience from a participating campus, Dr. Janine Olthius (University of New Brunswick). The talk also explores the implications of the delivery of universal, online mental health promotion via Canada’s Student Mental Health Network.

  • Feb 24, 2021 | Best Practices Network, University of British Columbia

    Professor Guy Faulkner and Kelly Wunderlich (School of Kinesiology, UBC) present on the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS) with an overview of results from the cohort of British Columbian institutions participating in the winter/spring of 2020.

    The presentation provides an overview of provincial results, demonstrates the feedback mechanism through which data is communicated to institutions, and highlights examples of how the CCWS research database is being used.  Perspectives on the tableau interface through which results are communicated (Jeff Burrow, University of Toronto) and how the CCWS is being used by one institution (Matt Dolf, University of British Columbia) will be shared.  A final discussion on the potential to use the CCWS to inform institutional practices and programming is facilitated.

  • Feb 02, 2021 | Center for Collegiate Mental Health

    To examine the impact of COVID-19 on mental health more thoroughly, using a broader range of longitudinal clinical data, the Center for Collegiate Mental health (CCMH) has developed a five-part blog series to describe the impact of COVID-19 on college student mental health from multiple perspectives. While surveys offer an important perspective and provide an immediate snapshot of data, CCMH data is gathered methodically over time and then examined retrospectively. While this method requires patience for data to accumulate, it also provides a more robust population-level perspective (among students seeking services).

  • Nov 20, 2020 | Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) Campus Mental Health Community of Practice

    The Campus Mental Health Community of Practice from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services has been conducting surveys on the evolving needs and trends of post-secondary institution (PSI) counselling centres evolving needs over the past two years and in April 2020, the survey was modified to reflect COVID-19 realities. More than 60 PSIs participated in this survey, with representation from each of the ten provinces and territories and colleges (24%). The data compares the COVID-19 related challenges with prior data and information from emerging practices at an international level.

    This report presents synthesized perspectives of campus mental health service professionals, administrations and student affairs administrators on crisis management, how to respond to most vulnerable students, ensuring accessibility, inclusion and ethos of social justice from multiple perspectives.

  • Jul 01, 2020 | Healthy Minds Network

    The Healthy Minds Network, which runs the Healthy Minds Study (HMS), in collaboration with the American College Health Association, which runs the National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), developed a new set of survey items related to students’ experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic. The new items focused on students’ attitudes, concerns, preventive behaviors, and their perceived supportiveness of college and universities related to COVID-19.