Amanda Uliaszek - University of Toronto Scarborough
Kristin Cleverley - University of Toronto
Lauren Hudak - University of Toronto
Numerous surveys, studies, and reports have highlighted critical mental health gaps and opportunities on Canadian post-secondary campuses. This presentation, informed by findings from the largest qualitative, quantitative, and longitudinal dataset on campus mental health in Canada (to our knowledge), discusses key areas in student mental health. These five key areas offer clinicians opportunities to collaborate with researchers and researchers to share their skills to improve students' mental health, which will inevitably improve the overall campus climate. These keys areas include presenting concerns, increasing complexity, accessibility, impact on academics and suicidal ideation. In discussing these points, we will also highlight specific areas of Canada's National Standard for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students, which could serve as potential outcomes that could help establish national benchmarks about the mental health of post-secondary students.