YorkU receives funding to develop mental health virtual community

March 8, 2016

York University has received over $898 K in funding and contributions from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and other industry partners to research and develop the Mindfulness Virtual Community. The researchers believe that this online program will increase student access to resources, as the stigma of mental health issues reportedly makes many students reluctant to pursue these resources in-person. YorkU Professor Christo El Morr, one of the researchers for the project, explains that “the goal [of the project] is to improve the mental health of students, in relation to experiences of stress, anxiety or depression through a supportive online community.” YorkU | COU