George Brown College conference tackles student mental health and wellness

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George Brown College conference tackles student mental health and wellness

Mental Health Conference to address inclusion, education, curriculum and peer support on college and university campuses

TORONTO (February 18, 2014) – Students can feel overwhelmed, stressed or exhausted as they navigate the demands of college and university. How can post-secondary institutions create healthy campus environments that support their positive mental health? This critical question will be examined at the 15th annual George Brown conference on mental health taking place February 27, 2014 at George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto.
Hosted by George Brown College, the conference will bring together people from across Ontario, including educators, health care providers and students to discuss the concept of “healthy campuses” and examine current environments and common practices at post-secondary institutions.
Keynote speaker and moderator Jonny Morris, Canadian Mental Health Association, B.C. division, will talk about the current provincial and national landscape in post-secondary mental health. Guests will take part in discussions, reflecting on the opportunities that exist to create healthier campuses across Ontario.
Key themes will include:

  • Creating inclusive environments
  • Addressing teaching and learning needs
  • Designing supported education models
  • Providing awareness and training opportunities
  • Engaging student leadership

WHAT: Themed Post-Secondary Student Success: Fostering Mental Health and Wellness on Campus, the 15th Annual Mental Health Conference is targeted to educators, mental health advocates, students, those working in the field of mental health and anyone interested in issues impacting campus life
WHO: Media are welcome to speak with the following conference guests and CMHA and George Brown College representatives:

  • Jonny Morris, Canadian Mental Health Association, B.C. division
  • Dr. Georgia Quartaro, PhD, Clinical Psychology, Dean, Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies, George Brown College

WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: George Brown College, Waterfront Campus
51 Dockside Drive, Toronto

To register: www.georgebrown.ca/mental-health-conference/

About George Brown College

Toronto’s George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. The college offers programs from its three campuses located across the downtown core, including its newest location at the Toronto waterfront, which opened in September 2012. George Brown offers 135 full-time programs and 189 continuing education certificates/designations across a wide variety of professions to a student body of over 24,800 (full-time equivalent) students, including over 3,200 international students; and over 61,000 continuing education registrants. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, postgraduate certificates, apprenticeships and degrees. George Brown College

  

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For the full itinerary or to pre-book interviews, please contact:
Joyann Callender
Manager Media Relations
George Brown College
(416) 415-5000 x3159
jcallender3@georgebrown.ca