What Makes a Practice a Best Practice?
Date & Time
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Post-secondary campuses have created innovative and “tried and true” programs and services to support student mental health, including health promotion, mental health supports within stepped care models, as well as policies and frameworks. Over the last few years there has been increased recognition of the importance of the evaluation of programs and services, however, many campuses have limited resources to support and sustain evaluation and quality improvement practices. In this session, participants will learn about the development of a best practices guide to help identify post-secondary student mental health practices and programs along a best practice continuum. The guide includes a repository of tools and information that will assist campuses to disseminate, share, adopt, and learn about evidence-informed programs and practices that support student mental health.

Learning Objective 1:
To learn about an environmental scan and development of a best practice guide to help categorize student mental health and wellbeing programs along a best practice continuum.
Learning Objective 2:
To learn about the best practice continuum and categories, including considerations for Indigenous-specific practices and health equity practices.
Learning Objective 3:
To learn strategies to apply the guide’s criteria in developing and improving practices that support students’ mental health and wellbeing.
Evaluation, Research, Assessment
Session Type
Virtual Session Link