Informing the Post-Secondary Standard Psychological Health and Safety - University of Calgary

A student-only group dialogue to discuss mental health support at the University of Calgary.

About this Event

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is collaborating with the University of Calgary Campus Community Hub to inform the new National Standard forThe  Psychological Health and Safety of Post-Secondary Students being developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. These guidelines help promote effective mental health practices by professors, staff and mental support centres on campuses across Canada to ensure that students feel that they are receiving adequate support for their mental health issues. Adam Retsinas, NEADS Alberta Director, is hosting this event.

Date: Tuesday, March 26th at 9am to 11am MST.

Location: The Hunter Hub in the MacEwan Student Centre (next to the UCalgary Bookstore).

If you require any disability accommodations or have any dietary restrictions, please contact Adam Retsinas:

Registration: Register for the event through the Eventbrite page: 

The National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students

Acquiring a post-secondary education is exciting, transformative, but also challenging. The majority of students must juggle academic, financial, and personal demands on a day to day basis. In that context, an increasing number of post-secondary students are experiencing mental health problems. In fact, 75% of first-time mental health diagnoses occur between the ages of 16 and 25.

What are we doing?

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is embarking on a two-year project to develop a National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety for post-secondary students. Like the Standard developed for the workplace, it will act as a voluntary guideline to help Canada’s academic institutions promote and support students’ psychological health and safety, and support students’ success.