AB invests $25.8M in PSE student mental health

June 22, 2017

The Alberta government has announced that it will invest $25.8M over three years to enhance the mental health resources that are available to university and college students. CBC reports that the details of specific grants to institutions will not be available until Fall 2017, but AB has stated that the money will be used to promote mental health on campuses and provide students with better access to 24-hour phone and online counselling supports. AB Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt said the grants will be provided directly to post-secondary institutions “so that when students need to go to someone for help, they don't have to wait or search endlessly or give up on their studies or themselves.” CBC | Calgary Herald