At Carleton University, we all have a role to play in the health and well-being of our students. We remain committed to building on the Student Mental Health Framework 2.0’s holistic and campus-wide approach to mental health and well-being. As we approach the middle of the Fall term, we are pleased to announce the launch of several new initiatives to address the recommendations of the framework.

Mental Health and Well-Being Website

The new Mental Health and Well-Being website provides centralized information on mental health and well-being resources, supports and initiatives that are available across campus to help students understand, manage and foster their mental health and well-being while at university. We encourage everyone to explore the site to find the tools and information to provide support to students, friends and each other.

More Feet on the Ground

More Feet on the Ground is an online training tool developed to provide information on how to support student mental health and addiction concerns. The tool contains several modules that can be completed with flexibility, including a brief online assessment of learning, references to local resources and a certificate upon completion.

Supporting Students in Distress

In addition to the Supporting Students in Distress document you received earlier this fall, we also offer a 1-hour workshop to help faculty and staff identify a student in distress and to be aware of the steps that can be taken in order to connect them to the right support. You can request a workshop for your department online. Learn more.

The Student Mental Health Advisory Committee continues to meet and additional initiatives will continue to be rolled out throughout the year as we move towards a stepped-care approach to mental health and well-being on our campus. Updates on our initiatives will be available on the Office of the Vice-President (Students and Enrolment) website.