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The Impact of COVID-19 on Campus Mental Health

COVID-19 has intensified the challenges of post-secondary student mental health for campuses across Canada.

To better understand what they are facing, we supported a representative survey of 69 Canadian post-secondary institutions, conducted by the Campus Mental Health Community of Practice (CoP) from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS).

The survey, which focused on the 2020-21 academic year and the planning period for the fall 2022 term, gave student affairs leaders in mental health services a chance to share their experiences in four key areas:

  • student mental health concerns
  • the challenges and benefits of delivering remote mental health services
  • the impact on clinicians and student affairs staff members
  • insights into support planning for ongoing COVID realities

The in-depth survey findings are being prepared and will soon be available in a report by Drs. Tayyab Rashid (University of Toronto, Scarborough) and Lina Di Genova (McGill University). To receive a link to the report (once published), email us at studentstandard@mentalhealthcommission.ca

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