Canadian Standard for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group, has developed a set of voluntary standards that post-secondary institutions can use to measure how they are doing in terms of student mental health. Work toward meeting the Standard will influence, shape, and set benchmarks for post-secondary institutions to create healthy and safe environments for students.
The Standard was developed with input from experts, scoping research, and cross-country dialogue with students, administrators, health agencies, governments, and people with lived experience of mental illness. This work was funded by Bell Let’s Talk and the Standard is the first of its kind in the world.
Healthy Campus Saskatchewan will work to support our Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions to adopt and meet the Standard. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our Standard Committee and begin working on the Standard at your campus with the help of our HCSK community. You can find the Audit Tool on page 36-53 in the downloadable Starter Kit below. The Audit Tool will help your campus assess where you are already meeting the Standard and where to focus some attention.