“HealthyMinds” app to help students manage mental health

February 7, 2014

The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, in partnership with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), has launched a “HealthyMinds” app, which aims to help students cope with stress and manage emotional and mental wellness. The app, which is free for download in either English or French, features a daily mood tracker, a step-by-step guide to identifying, framing and overcoming problems, and tips for stress-busting, coping with anxiety and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. “The app complements ever-growing health and wellness supports available to students on and off campus, and is just the latest response by postsecondary institutions to growing concerns around youth mental health,” says AUCC President Paul Davidson. University Affairs