Promote and support post-secondary student mental health Inform a new Standard for post-secondary student mental health

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) invites individuals, organizations, groups and associations who are interested in informing the content of the Post-Secondary Student Standard (PSS Standard) to get involved! Host your own event to collect information to feed into the Standard by using our Dialogue in a Box toolkit or inform the Standard by responding to an anonymous survey.

RESPOND TO THE ONLINE SURVEY The MHCC has partnered with the CSA Group to develop a voluntary Standard for Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students. This Standard will create a consistent evidence-informed approach for any post-secondary institution across Canada to implement. Set to be released in early 2020, it will support #studentsuccess by promoting and strengthening student mental health.

We are encouraging dialogues across the country until May 31, 2019.

How can you participate?      

1.  Host a dialogue within your community
Use our Dialogue in a Box toolkit. This toolkit provides advice on what to do before, during, and after your meeting. You'll find resources to help you spread the word about your meeting, tips on how to talk about student mental health, forms to submit your group's thoughts and ideas to the Technical Committee, and more.
2.  Complete the online survey
Inform the PSS Standard with this survey. It is anonymous and no personal identifying information will be gathered.

Your participation will not only help raise awareness of the project but also help ensure that this Standard is informed by perspectives from across the country.

We greatly appreciate all the time and effort you dedicate to this cause.

The MHCC and the CSA Group gratefully acknowledge the funding support of Bell Let's Talk, The Rossy Foundation, the RBC Foundation, and Health Canada in developing the PSS Standard. Other key partnerships include but are not limited to Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada.

Get involved: visit our webpage to access FAQs, Scoping Review Summary, contact info, events and more. Follow project-related updates on social media, using the hashtag #studentsuccess