Informing the Post-Secondary Standard for Psychological Health and Safety - University of Winnipeg (Friday May 31, 2019)

A student-only group dialogue to discuss mental health support at the University of Winnipeg. All post-secondary students are welcome.

About this Event

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is collaborating with the UWSA Accessibility (University of Winnipeg Students Association Accessibility) to inform the new National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety for 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. Please note that this event is for students only.

Date: Friday, May 31th at 4:30pm to 6:30pm CDT.

Location: Leatherdale Commons (Leatherdale Hall) at the University of Winnipeg - 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Food and refreshments provided!

If you're unable to attend the discussion but still want to talk about your experience of mental health support on campus, please consider filling out our survey.

If you require any accommodations or have any dietary restrictions, please contact NEADS Secretary, Mohamed Behi ( or UWSA Accessibility Directors, Loc Trinh and Sarah Anderson (

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.