If you are in distress, you can text WELLNESS to 741741 at any time. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.

Home › Resources › Case Study: Keyano College

Case Study: Keyano College

As the Wellness Services team began researching how they could achieve their mandate, they discovered The Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary (TIM PS) training program.

Shifting the focus – Keyano College

In 2017, a shift in focus took place at Keyano College. In order to align with the Government of Alberta’s mandate, the school committed to providing their students with universal supports combined with awareness building activities to reduce the stigma around mental illness. To highlight this change, the newly renamed “Wellness Services” department turned their focus away from clinical services and started taking care of the whole student, while also identifying the need for early intervention. Students attending college have many conflicting responsibilities, and Keyano College knew that mental health needed to be their focus.

As the Wellness Services team began researching how they could achieve their mandate, they discovered The Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary (TIM PS) training program. An evidence-based program designed to help students learn about mental health and reduce stigma, they immediately saw the potential benefits for their students.

In June 2019, two Mental Health Coordinators from Keyano College attended the TIM PS Train-the-Trainer training in Calgary, AB. After receiving their certification, the two mental health champions began promoting the training internally to all staff and faculty and began working around schedules to deliver the training.

The Wellness Services team received immediate buy-in from staff, faculty and students across campus when it came time to deliver the training. Departments such as Athletics, the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program, and the Educational Assistant program were among the first groups that were required to take the training. The Social Work program is excited to take part in the training in the upcoming year.  

The Wellness Services team hopes to see The Inquiring Mind training become part of orientation week. Their goal is to begin rolling out The Working Mind training to adults, instructors and coaches involved in the College community.

Talk To Us

Interested in mental health training for your organization? Let us know
In appreciation, you’ll be automatically entered in a contest where you could win a cash prize or gift certificate. * Disclaimer: • Completion of the form is voluntary. • The information collected by the Mental Health Commission of Canada will only be used for the purpose described above.
Please indicate if training is for an individual or for a group?
Would you like to receive monthly updates from our mental health training team?
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
No purchase necessary. Open to residents of Canada age 13+ who are the intended recipient of an invitation to complete the Mental Health Commission of Canada MHFA, TWM and TWMFR / Knowledge Product] survey and participate in the contest. Starts October 3, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends March 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 6 prizes available: (i) 1 x $500 CAD online retailer gift certificate prize; and (ii) 5 x $50 CAD online retailer gift certificate prizes. Limit 1 entry per person/email. Odds depend on number of eligible entries. Math skill-testing question required. Full rules and entry details

SHARE THIS PAGE

RELATED

Toronto Education Workers Local 4400 (TEW) is made up of approximately 17,000 education workers working primarily within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). TEW is also home to childcare workers from various childcare centres and caretakers from Viamonde French Board, representing over 400 job classifications and over 1,000 worksites

The OAFC introduced The Working Mind First Responders (TWMFR) program, which is designed to promote mental health and wellness while reducing the stigma around mental illness in first-responder settings. Individuals who take the training learn how to improve their short- and long-term mental health outcomes and reduce barriers to care.

In 2021, WestJet teamed up with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to introduce The Working Mind (TWM) to their leaders. TWM is an evidence-based program designed to promote mental health and reduce the stigma around mental illness in the workplace.