Bell Let’s Talk funding will benefit Sheridan’s student mental health supports
Sheridan is welcoming an investment of $25,000 from the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund in support of its mental health services and supports for students.
To enhance the impact of the funding, Sheridan is partnering with fellow colleges and grant recipients, Centennial, George Brown, Humber and Seneca to pool expertise and resources.
"Wellness and health promotion have long been prioritized across our institutions, and it's a privilege to support more than 125,000 students every day," said Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan College. "However, we know that for many students the ability to learn and succeed is influenced by a complex web of pressures that take a toll on mental health. Our partnership, together with Bell's support, will identify the programs that best help students succeed, work to make real improvements in mental health and wellness across all our campuses, and then share our work as a roadmap for success."
The first-time funding from Bell Canada is intended to support postsecondary institutions with the implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. These flexible and voluntary guidelines come from the Mental Health Commission of Canada to help support postsecondary institutions support their students.
Leah State, Manager of Wellness and Counselling at Sheridan, says: “The Bell Let’s Talk funding and subsequent partnership with our college counterparts across the GTA is welcome news, particularly on the heels of a challenging year for everyone’s well-being with the pandemic. Our team at Sheridan looks forward to knowledge-sharing and improving how we work to support the whole student.”
In June 2021, Bell Canada will announce further funding in support of new initiatives aligned with the National Standard developed by grant recipients.
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