The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, housed at Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, is hosting a summit this week to bring together experts from across the province to discuss ideas, tools and strategies to address the mental health and well-being of post-secondary students. The summit, Flourishing Campuses, will feature interactive presentations, panel discussions and workshops highlighting promising campus mental health services, programs, practices and policies. Conference participants include student leaders, counsellors, accessibility staff, campus health services, faculty, administrators, and community-based partners from both universities and colleges.
With recent research indicating that high numbers of post-secondary students experience mental health issues, the summit’s focus on innovation in campus mental health is a timely one.
Keynote speaker Dr. Corey Keyes, Professor of Sociology at Emory University, will present research on student well-being and his concept of “flourishing” as an important objective of education. Students who are flourishing report a number of improvements in well-being including less depression, less procrastination, greater curiosity, and more openness to experiences.
For more information about the conference, visit the Campus Mental Health website.
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