Confederation announces new physical and mental health strategy

May 26, 2015

Confederation College last week announced a new Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy, reportedly the first of its kind among Ontario colleges. The strategy is based on a framework developed by the Canadian Association of College and University Support Services (CACUSS) and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and is the product of four working groups, ten student focus groups, and 18 months of hard work. It is informed by Confederation's participation in the National College Health Assessment, which will be used to prioritize efforts. The strategy focuses on four strategic areas—policy, environment, mental health awareness and literacy, and direct services—as well as eight key priorities. Confederation News Release | Full Strategy