Making the Grade on Student Mental Health webinar now available online!
The webinar Making The Grade on Student Mental Health, presented by staff from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and board members and staff from the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is now available online in an audio transcript with a PowerPoint of all presentations during the one hour webinar: https://go.mentalhealthcommission.ca/timps This presentation, held on November 20, 2019, covers the Post-Secondary Student Mental Health Standard (PSS Standard) and the Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary (TIM PS) training course.
With 2 million students in post-secondary institutions in Canada, mental health is a growing and pressing societal problem. The Mental Health Commission of Canada wants to help post-secondary institutions support and promote mental health and well-being for students.
This webinar covers the following topics:
Supporting mental health for post-secondary students
Mental health on Canadian post-secondary campuses
What is a Standard? Why this PSS Standard?
Who is supporting the creation of the Standard?
The Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary (TIM PS) mental health training program
Overview of the program and concepts
Course results and case studies
How to get training on campus
Introduction to the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
How it supports students with mental health conditions
Role in supporting the development of the PSSS
How TIM PS can be utilized and promoted on campuses across Canada
Katie Lemenchick, CMP
Business Development Officers, Mental Health First Aid and The Working Mind, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Polly Leonard, MSW, RSW
Program Manager, Post-Secondary Student Standard, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Mohamed Behi, Secretary/Director at Large, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) (student, University of Winnipeg)
Brady Kroeker, Saskatchewan Director/Chair of the NEADS Mental Health Committee, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) (graduate, University of Saskatchewan)
Frank Smith, National Coordinator, National Educational Assocation of Disabled Students (NEADS)
About the Post-Secondary Student Standard
What are we doing?
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with CSA Group (standards organization), is leading the development of a Standard on Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students (PSS Standard) set to be released in 2020. Like the Standard developed for the workplace including faculty and staff, the PSS Standard will act as a voluntary process guideline to help Canada’s academic institutions promote and support students’ psychological health and safety, and support students’ success.
About The Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada
The Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary (TIM PS) is an evidence-based program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational / student setting.
TIM PS was adapted from existing evidence-based program The Working Mind from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
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The program pilot was formally launched at the University of Calgary in January 2016 and in January 2017 at Mount Royal University. In late 2017, the pilot program expanded to include the University of Lethbridge, MacEwan University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dalhousie University, the Nova Scotia Community College and Dalhousie Medical School.
The goals of the 3 hour training are to:
reduce stigma and negative attitudes towards those struggling with poor mental health
help participants maintain mental health and improve resilience and coping strategies
teach participants about the Mental Health Continuum Model
foster a supportive campus community
For more information on the Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary training program: https://theworkingmind.ca/inquiring-mind-post-secondary
About the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Since its founding in 1986, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.
NEADS is a consumer-controlled, cross-disability organization. We represent our constituents through specific projects, resources, research, publications and partnerships. NEADS is governed by a national Board of Directors representative of all of the provinces and territories.
Our work as an organization focuses on three core Strategic Program areas:
Disabled student debt reduction
Disabled student experience in class and on campus
Disabled student and graduate employment