How Waterloo Region institutions are addressing student mental health

July 31, 2012

As more young people speak up about mental health, Waterloo-area PSE institutions are finding new ways to meet students' diverse needs. The University of Waterloo recently released a report on a review of current services and made recommendations to improve access and reach out to a wider range of students. Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University have measures in place as well to adapt their services and programming to meet students' needs. Conestoga solicits ongoing feedback about its services from students and staff while also offering workshops and programming to educate its community about finding support when it is needed. Developing a campus strategy to address mental health, WLU created the position of a mental health student support team leader to work with students and find new ways to connect them with counselling support they need on and off campus. Waterloo Region Record