UAlberta anticipates increased need for mental health supports

The University of Alberta‚Äôs mental health services are reportedly bracing for the fall as students return to campus. CBC explains that the university offers several different kinds of services to support students facing mental health difficulties, such as a wellness supports team, and that demand for these services has increased sharply over the course of the pandemic. “We are expecting that based on what we saw this past year that we will see that become a challenge again for us this fall,” said Kevin Friese, assistant dean of students’ health and wellness at UAlberta. The Council of Alberta University Students, which represents students from several universities in the province, noted the increasing demand for mental health services at postsecondary institutions and is calling for dedicated funding of $172 per full time student from the province. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.