Algoma University partners with CMHA to improve mental health services

Posted on June 28th, 2017

Algoma University has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) on an agreement that will improve mental health services to students.

The initiative comes at a time when student demand for mental health services is soaring across the country. More than ever, providing mental health training to university employees is critical to the well-being of students. This initiative provides the university community with access to a Mental Health Educator who will support existing programming and help to implement additional activities outlined in the agreement.

As part of the agreement, Algoma University will be the first university in Canada to launch Talk Today – a mental health and suicide awareness program specifically designed to support student athletes.

“We are very happy to formalize an agreement with the Canadian Mental Health Association,” said Tom Mauro, Director of Ancillary and Student Services. “Having access to a Mental Health Educator will further supplement the services already provided on campus and support our training efforts.”

Going beyond simply supporting students, the Mental Health Educator will provide workshops and training in order to equip university employees with the knowledge and skills required to deal with mental health issues.

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