uCalgary launches campus-wide mental health strategy

December 9, 2015

The University of Calgary has launched a new, campus-wide mental health strategy, for all students, faculty, and staff. The plan comes in response to growing demand for mental health services. A 2013 survey found that 90% of students had felt overwhelmed, 64% felt lonely, 58% felt overpowering anxiety, and 8% had seriously contemplated suicide. The strategy makes 28 recommendations across three areas and implementation will begin in 2016. “This strategy addresses the holistic needs of our entire campus community,” said Provost Dru Marshall. “It recognizes the importance of support, collaboration, and work-life balance for optimizing mental health and well-being.” CBC | 660 News | Calgary Herald | Metro News | CTV News | uCalgary