Research informing Practice Guiding Research—Key Findings from a Longitudinal, Quantitative, Qualitative Student Mental Health Study
Date & Time
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

Learning Objective 1:
Learn key data-informed themes about student mental health, drawn from a diverse and urban Canadian post-secondary institute
Learning Objective 2:
Learn how research findings can be used meaningfully to inform practice and how insights from practice can improve research methodology and design
Learning Objective 3:
Learn how to foster robust collaborations between student services, faculty and national advocacy groups can be developed
Evaluation, Research, Assessment
Session Type
Virtual Session Link