For post-secondary students, career development intervention is mental health intervention.
Date & Time
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

For most people, career development is an essential yet unacknowledged pillar of mental health. Career-related concerns are common among post-secondary students. Intervention through and beyond campus career services offers students immediate and long-term benefits to mental health. This session addresses the evidence base connecting career development and mental health. The session outlines an intervention strategy and model demonstrating how career development intervention is aligned with and supports student mental health and may also provide long-term population-based intervention for mental illness. Strategies for intervention across student services areas and within academic programs and faculties is presented along with tools for both measuring mental health outcomes and communicating with stakeholders.

Learning Objective 1:
Learn and understand the evidence base linking career development and mental health.
Learning Objective 2:
Learn and understand two models linking career intervention to common markers of mental health.
Learning Objective 3:
Develop an understanding of career development intervention as both a shared campus responsibility and an essential component of campus mental health intervention.
Service or Program Delivery
Session Type
Virtual Session Link