Health Canada provides $2M to pilot project to support postsecondary student mental health

Health Canada has provided $2M in funding to support postsecondary student mental health. A three-year pilot project will be led by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and will focus on training 100 students who have lived experience of mental health issues or substance use to become peer supporters who can help other postsecondary students who are struggling with these issues. The project will take place across five sites: the University of Prince Edward Island, the University of New Brunswick, Trent University, Medicine Hat College, and the University of British Columbia. Student peer supporters will receive in-person and virtual training, and will work alongside counselling and professional services to help students connect to other supports. Canada Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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