Tayyab Rashid - University of Toronto Scarborough
Lina Di Genova - McGill University
Are you planning for a return to in-person learning this fall and wondering how other post-secondary institutions (PSIs) are tackling similar challenges? This session will share the results of evolving student mental health needs and trends of Canadian PSIs during the pandemic from a national survey of student affairs professionals and clinicians that was conducted in the spring of 2021 by the Campus Mental Health Community of Practice (CoP) from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services, with support from the Mental Health Commission of Canada. This presentation will share the key findings and recommendations from the 2021 survey, as well as build on the 2020 survey and feedback from webinars and roundtable discussions. The session will also highlight how the recommendations align with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. The goal of this session is to offer PSIs accessible, adaptable, evidence-informed and culturally responsive strategies to enhance student mental health during COVID-19 and beyond.