Tagged campus mental health strategy

Mental health discussion must address poverty

By Tina Shaygan, February 28 2017 — Mental health on university campuses is a crisis. According to the 2016 National College Health Assessment, 13.1 per cent of the respondents from the  University of Calgary reported having seriously considered suicide at some point in the past year. Of the 1,004 U of C respondents, 18.9 per…

SU Wellness Centre to research student loneliness on U of C campus

By Zarif Alibhai, February 10 2017 — Registered psychologists from the Students’ Union Wellness Centre will conduct a research project this semester to help determine what contributes to student loneliness. SU Wellness Centre psychologists Ann Laverty and Lara Schultz will carry out hour-long confidential interviews with 10 University of Calgary students for the project. They…

Student wellness space to open in Yamnuska Hall

By Nikayla Goddard, January 17 2017 — The new year will bring many transformations to the University of Calgary, including the creation of a new student wellness space in Yamnuska Hall. The space is part of the university’s Campus Mental Health Strategy, which launched in December 2015. The space in Yamnuska Hall used to be…

Student mental health survey results can have silver lining

With the never-ending responsibilities of university, many students will struggle with mental health throughout the course of their degree. An extensive workload of studying and exams alongside balancing work and a social life outside of school means that most students suffer from some combination of stress and exhaustion. In some cases, these stressors can result…

Annual UFlourish Week encourages students to play

By Scott Strasser, October 11 2016 — The second annual UFlourish Week took place at the University of Calgary from Oct. 3–7. The event featured activities to promote positive mental health and raise awareness of the mental health programming and services offered on campus. Now in its second year, the week-long series of events is…

New Campus Mental Health Strategy director talks reducing stigma

By Scott Strasser, July 5 2016 — Andrew Szeto is an assistant professor in the University of Calgary’s psychology department. On July 1, he began his new role as the director of the U of C’s Campus Mental Health Strategy, a campus-wide plan to tackle mental health issues. Launched in December 2015, the strategy includes…

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