Western invests in expanded mental health supports

January 22, 2019

Western University will invest $800K to expand on-campus mental-health supports. According to a Western release, the initiative consists of $400K from students, which the university offered to match through its base-budget, pending student buy-in. “Students have been asking for more investment in student support for some time,” said Jennie Massey, Associate VP of Student Experience. “All of us are committed to being part of the solution to student wellbeing.” Western adds that the money will support improvements such as faster access to mental health services, expanded sexual- and gender-based violence prevention programming, and a doubling of case-management capacity. Western (ON)