Monday, November 25, 2013

More Mental Health Services for University and College Students

Ontario Government Investing in Young People, Committed to Student Well-being

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Ontario is launching a new mental health help line for college and university students as part of its Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. 
College and university students with concerns about student life, health or mental well-being can now call Good2Talk, a province-wide service that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a free, confidential and anonymous service that offers professional counselling, mental health information and connections to local resources. 
Ontario is also supporting 10 new projects at colleges and universities that will improve access to high-quality mental health services and help identify mental health issues and connect students to supports faster.  

Supporting post secondary students' education, health and well-being is part of the Ontario government's plan to invest in people. The province is also focused on investing in infrastructure and fostering a dynamic and innovative business environment.

Quick Facts

  • Good2Talk service is delivered by Kids Help Phone, Connex Ontario, 211 Ontario, the Ontario Center for Excellence in Child and Youth Mental Health and post secondary institutions.
  • These investments are part of the multi-year $257 million Mental Health and Addictions Strategy announced in the 2011 Ontario Budget.
  • Ontario is also launching a Youth Suicide Prevention Plan that will provide training, tools and funding to help communities come together to prevent youth suicides, including a unique Aboriginal approach.

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