The Mental Health on Campus Podcast is brought to you by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) based in Ontario. We work to engage and support Ontario Colleges and Universities in their commitment to student mental health and well-being.
This podcast explores mental health topics that impact post-secondary students.
For more information visit us at campusmentalhealth.ca
Episode 7 – Anti-oppressive Practice on Campus: Students’ perspectives
This episode of the Mental Health on Campus podcast is one piece of CICMH’s Anti-oppressive Practice toolkit project. The project aims to help those who support student on campus better understand what anti-oppressive practice is, how it can be integrated into their roles and how everyone on campus can contribute to creating a more mentally well campus through anti-oppressive practices.
For this episode, we’re joined by our guests Eunice Oladejo and Paishence Johnston to discuss anti-oppressive practice on campus from a student’s perspective.
Episode 6 – Leaning Into Art: Indigenized Art Therapy with Leanna Marshall
In this episode, Leanna Marshall (Indigenous Counsellor at Confederation College) will demonstrate what Indigenized art therapy is, its efficacy in virtual post-secondary settings and the differences between Indigenized art therapy and other forms of art therapy. She'll also talk about her experience with the WHEAT program. Lastly, Leanna will lead listeners through an eco-arts activity.
Episode 5 – Sheena’s Place: A Guide to Online Group Support with Kaitlyn Axelrod
In this episode, Kaitlyn Axelrod (Program and Outreach Coordinator at Sheena’s Place) will discuss the challenges and successes of facilitating virtual support groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on her experience running eating disorder support groups at Sheena’s Place.
During these times of heightened uncertainty and isolation, group-based mental health support is a critical resource for college and university students. Kaitlyn will share insights on what to expect when seeking group support and tips for safely and effectively facilitating groups.
Episode 4 – Return to Campus with Marija Padjen and Kirstin Grant
In this episode, CICMH Director Marija Padjen and Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division’s Director of People and Wellness Kirstin Grant will share tips and resources for both staff and students returning to in-person campus life. They will also highlight a resource created by CMHA Ontario on returning to the physical workplace.
Episode 3 – Opioid Crisis and Harm Reduction Strategies with Jean Hopkins
In this episode, our guest Jean Hopkins will share an overview of the opioid crisis in Ontario, highlight how students and staff can learn more about problematic substance use and list harm reduction strategies and resources for campuses.
Jean’s experience includes leading a substance use and addictions portfolio with a focus on substance use policy and treatment in Ontario.
Episode 2 - Men's Mental Health with Riley Wells
This episode explores Men's Mental Health. We spoke to recent graduate and Jack Talks speaker Riley Wells about Mental Health on Campus and his take on the term Toxic Masculinity.