McMaster launches online program to train staff, faculty in supporting student mental health

May 4, 2020

McMaster University has launched a program designed to help faculty and staff feel better prepared to address student mental health issues. The program – Professor Hippo-on-Campus Student Mental Health Education Program for Educators and Navigators – includes eight three-hour modules covering topics like stress, resilience and coping, as well as communicating with stressed and distressed learners. “This program will help us meet the needs of students who are experiencing stress and distress in a more informed and coordinated way,” said McMaster President David Farrar. “It also encourages us to consider ways that we can continue to create more inclusive and mental health positive learning environments at McMaster.” McMaster (ON)