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Campus Mental Health webinar series continues

June 19, 2014

CICMH_logoThe Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, with support from CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre and EENet, are pleased to present the next webinar in its “Ask the Experts” series.

The webinar will showcase how Queen’s University is engaging its faculty in campus mental health.

Find out more, including how to register for the event on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

The Centre for Innovation on Campus Mental Health (CICMH) is a partnership project involving Colleges Ontariothe Council of Ontario Universitiesthe Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliancethe College Student Alliance and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division. This project is one of the 21 projects that were funded by the Mental Health Innovation Fund.

The mission of CICMH is to help Ontario’s colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being.It is currentlyworking with its partners and stakeholders to:

Facilitate a Community of Practice – CICMH has created a campus mental health community of practice which connects a broad cross-section of stakeholders in Ontario, including student services, counselling, accessibility, health, faculty, administration, student leaders and community partners. Members of the community of practice learn from each other, collaborate, share knowledge and experiences, best and promising practices; and jointly problem-solve to address gaps in the field. An online portal helps support this community practice by providing members with a virtual space to continue their sharing, learning and collaboration.

Coordinate access to expertise – To help enhance campus service providers’ capacity to meet the needs of students with complex mental health and addiction concerns, CICMH is identifying models and networks that would facilitate access to community-based expertise and professional development.

Foster and Support Innovation – CICMH is working with campus mental health stakeholders to identify innovative ideas and approaches that address gaps and enhance practice in student mental health services and programs (i.e., prevention, promotion and treatment). CICMH will help support and leverage promising programs and services that could have a system-wide impact.

For more information, visit the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

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