Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions
Included below are examples from PSE institutions across Canada on a variety of effective and innovative ways to address the needs of students with mental health disabilities and those dealing with mental health issues.
Below are examples that may provide assistance in developing group counselling programs and services within PSE institutions for those dealing with mental health issues.
Workshops and Training
Below are resources and examples that may provide assistance in developing mental health workshops and training within PSE institutions.
- Counselling Services at Wilfrid Laurier University will provide information sessions for staff/faculty meetings or classes regarding services, suicide awareness, mental health issues, or other related topics. To learn more contact Counselling Services at 519-884-0710 x2338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Counselling Services at the University of Calgary provides Wellness Workshops on how to enhance students’ physical, mental, spiritual, social and emotional self. They also offer Personal Development Workshops. For more information contact the Wellness Centre at (403) 210-WELL (9355) (press 1 for Counselling) or check out
- The counsellors at the University of Northern British Columbia facilitate many workshops and training opportunities throughout the year. For information regarding services contact Counselling Services at (250) 960-6369
- Counselling and Psychological Services at the University of Toronto offer a number of different workshops on a variety of topics such as dealing with stress and relationship building. To learn more visit
Below are examples that may provide assistance in developing peer support programs and services within PSE institutions for those dealing with mental health issues.
- The Peer Support Centre at the University of Alberta is a Students' Union service that offers the information, referrals, crisis intervention and a completely confidential place to talk.
- Peer Helping is a program supported by Counselling Services at the University of Victoria that provides a comfortable, private, confidential and safe space for students who would like someone to talk to.
- Mental Health Disability Services (MHDS) at York University runs a Student Leadership Program for those registered with MHDS. Upper level students with MHDS are in place to help incoming students familiarize themselves with services and resources on campus and provide them with support and encouragement in a less formal setting than the MHDS office.
Below are examples that may provide assistance in developing crisis intervention programs and services within PSE institutions.
Below are examples that may provide assistance in effectively disseminating information on mental health issues within PSE institutions.
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