OSOT Provides Input to Mental Health Commission of Canada's Consultation on Standards for Mental Health in Post Secondary Education

Two out of three post-secondary students in Canada say stress negatively affects their studies. Half have used campus mental health services and more than a quarter have experienced thoughts of suicide.  Mental health issues for post-secondary students are very real! 

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is leading the creation of the Standard for Psychological Health and Safety of Post-Secondary Students - a framework that will include mental health awareness, promotion, prevention, intervention, accommodation, and training.  Through their Dialogue in a Box Toolkit they are inviting input from stakeholders. 

Thanks to OSOT's Mental Health Sector Teams who helped shape occupational therapy perspectives into a timely response.  Occupational therapists 

View OSOT's submission.

The MHCC will work with inputs to develop a draft Standard which will be available for review between August and October 2019.