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David Lepofsky - Bill C-81
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Mental Health Commission of Canada developing a Post-Secondary Students Standard

What is the issue?

Acquiring a post-secondary education is exciting, transformative, but also challenging. The majority of students must juggle academic, financial, and personal demands on a day to day basis. 

In that context, an increasing number of post-secondary students are experiencing mental health problems. In fact, 75% of first-time mental health diagnoses occur between the ages of 16 and 25.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is embarking on a two-year project to develop a National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety for post-secondary students. Like the Standard developed for the workplace https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/what-we-do/workplace/national-standard, it will act as a voluntary guideline to help Canada’s academic institutions protect and promote students’ psychological health and safety, and support students’ success.

Consultations will begin to take place across Canada in the fall of 2018. A broad audience from students, family members, post-secondary organizations and faculty will be called upon to give discuss existing challenges and potential opportunities. To learn more:

Read: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ )

Email:  studentstandard@mentalhealthcommission.ca
View: our Today’s Students – Tomorrow’s Workforce! webinar

To learn more about the Post-Secondary Student Standards click on picture below: