UCalgary invites campus mental health grant proposals until April 30

Posted on April 13th, 2017

Do you have a great idea to make life a little better on campus — but the only thing stopping you is the money to do it? With the new Campus Mental Health Strategy Grants, there is one less problem standing in the way of a big (or small) idea.

The new grant program helps to foster the great ideas, initiatives and passion of the campus community to improve mental health and wellness, and build the community of caring the strategy seeks to advance. For many groups on campus, funding can be the biggest barrier to getting started with something that will help to make the campus a better place.

“The goal of the program is very simple — it’s to get students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars to think about how they can take real actions to improve the mental health and well-being of their fellow community members, and create a caring and supportive campus community,” says Andrew Szeto, director of the Campus Mental Health Strategy.

“In talking to campus community members, I get a sense there are many individuals who are eager and willing to start an initiative that will benefit the well-being of others on campus. This is such a great time to have a grant program like this — the culture and context at the University of Calgary is perfect to facilitate this program and create positive impact,” he says.

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