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 14 – Young Caregivers in Post-secondary with Fiona Lacey and Victoria MacMillan
In this episode, our guests Fiona Lacey (Program Lead for Peer Support and Young Caregivers at the Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO)) and Victoria MacMillan (a recent Toronto Metropolitan University graduate and OCO placement student) will discuss young caregivers in post-secondary. Listen to the episode to hear
how campus staff and faculty can support post-secondary students who are also young caregivers and learn more about the Ontario Caregiver Organization.
Episode 13 – Academic Accommodation Study and Recommendations for Post-secondary Institutions with Centennial College
In this episode, our guests Carla Grey, Jasmine Balakumaran, Joyce Tsui and Marsha Astrop (all from Centennial College) will highlight their academic accommodation study. The research project was created to learn more about the experiences students encounter in their academic accommodation journey within the Collaborative Bachelor of Science Nursing (BScN) and Practical Nursing (PN) programs and to identify potential strategies to support them. During the episode, the Centennial team will detail their findings, share their recommendations to improve on-campus academic accommodations, and reveal their plans to work with students in other health-regulated programs.
Episode 12 – Connecting with Indigenous Students and Staff on Campus with Megan VanEvery and Katy Rankin
In this episode, we are joined by Katy Rankin, a registered social worker in Ontario’s education system for 18 years. Katy is Anishnabekwe, a member of the Apitipiwinni Nation, Pikogan community, North of Quebec. We discussed the ways mental health services can be improved on campus for Indigenous students, advice for Indigenous staff who’d like to share their knowledge with their colleagues, how non-Indigenous staff and faculty can support Indigenous colleagues and students, and more.
Episode 11 – Quality Improvement 101 with Ash Koster and Laura Daly-Trottier
In this episode, Ash Koster and Laura Daly-Trottier from the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) share key quality improvement (QI) concepts, an overview of the CICMH QI Knowledge College and how QI can lead to change on post-secondary campuses.
Episode 10 – Cannabis and Gambling Addiction Awareness with Dua Fatima, Nicole Rita and Steve Keller
In this episode, Dua Fatima (Youth Gambling Awareness Program), Nicole Rita (Humber College placement student) and Steve Keller (Youth Cannabis Awareness Program) will discuss emerging trends and research on youth cannabis and gambling addictions, addiction from a post-secondary perspective, available YMCA of Greater Toronto services and supports for post-secondary institutions across the province, and what campus staff and faculty can do if a student shares they are struggling with an addiction.
Episode 9 – Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Students on Campus with Taylah Harris-Mungo and Adanyi Phillip
In this episode, CICMH’s Bilingual Knowledge and Research Lead Taylah Harris-Mungo is joined by Adanyi Phillip, a support worker and queer youth advocate, to discuss the well-being of 2SLGBTQ+ students on campus and the ways youth are finding supports. They’ll also highlight the challenges faced by international students and what post-secondary institutions can learn from community organizations to better support the mental health of queer students on their campuses.