Assessing the quality and impact of the Student Wellness Services Mental Health Training Suite
Date & Time
Friday, August 13, 2021, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Professional staff within Health Promotion at Queen's University Student Wellness Services offer several trainings as part of the university's mental health-training suite. These trainings are intended to impact knowledge and skills to enable participants to 1) spot, speak out and stand up to mental health stigma 2) identify and respond to students in mental health distress and 3) create a personalized self-care plan. While these trainings have been offered on campus for several years, we had yet to assess the quality and impact on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. In this study, all students enrolled in a first year health course during the winter 2020 term were sent online surveys before and after participation in these 3 workshops. Evaluation measures included the effectiveness and quality of these trainings, and will assess the reduction in stigmatizing attitudes, willingness to help others, personal self-care behaviour choices and impact on resiliency.

Learning Objective 1:
Understand how evaluation of a campus-developed mental health training suite can be used to improve the quality of campus health education programs.
Learning Objective 2:
Recognize the benefits of practitioner and researcher partnerships to improve on-campus mental health programs.
Learning Objective 3:
Discuss the value of, and practical considerations for, integration of mental health education into academic course work.
Service or Program Delivery
Session Type
Virtual Session Link