Research Participation Request: Post-Secondary Counsellors

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Hello Colleagues!

There is an incredible and passionate student member on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) committee (post-secondary mental health) that I am on, who is conducting research for his PhD and would like counsellors from post-secondary institutions from across Canada to participate.

Please consider participating and supporting his research. This is a great opportunity to share our experience and have an influence on the future directions in our field.

Click Here for More Information About the Study

Email invitation:


We are writing to inform you of a study our team is conducting, involving the development of a mental health self-screening tool for University students, called HEARTSMAP-U. Dr. Quynh Doan, a clinician-scientist at the BC Children’s Hospital, and her team are working with students and clinicians to develop a self-assessment and guidance tool to help students better identify and address their mental health needs. Our aim is for this tool to be relevant and meaningful to students, and safe and comfortable for them to use.

If you are a clinician who provides mental health support to post-secondary students in Canada, we welcome your participation in this study. Your participation would provide feedback on the clinical content validity of the tool and ensure it captures the range and severity of psychosocial stressors young adults experience in post-secondary education.

If you choose to participate, you will first review and complete an online consent form. Then, you will receive an email with a participation link, where you will watch a short 4-minute instructional video and then complete your review of the tool. This is expected to take less than one hour, and you will receive a $60.00 gift card as a token of appreciation for your time and support. If you choose to complete the optional component (additional 15-20-minutes), you will receive an additional $20.00 gift card for your generous contribution.  

For more information or to arrange to participate, please contact our team at heartsmapgaps@bcchr.ca 



CICMH Regional Forum

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CICMH LogoDear All,

Our next Toronto Forum is coming up on March 21, 2019 at Centennial College.

This is a great opportunity for you to connect with local campuses and community organizations working with post-secondary students. If you are interested in learning more or presenting, please contact Mahreen at mdasoo@campusmentalhealth.ca

For registration information:


Warm regards,


Marija Padjen, MSW
Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health
Canadian Mental Health Association — Ontario Division
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
Follow us on Twitter @CMHInnovation

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Apps! The Solution to All of Your Problems. …ok, maybe, but how do I use them?!? I am definitely guilty of suggesting apps to people without sending along some tips to make using them effective and easy. I have learned that simply suggesting an app to use is not enough. Teaching people how to integrate the technology […]

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Mental Health & Wellness Apps!

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Hello Fellow Counsellors!

Here is the list of recommended apps from our latest chit chat on our listserv:

Word Version:

Mental Health and Wellnes APPS

This will be also available under the “Counsellor Cafe” tab on the landing page of the website.

Thanks for all of the counsellors who contributed!

Heather Drummond

Social Media Consultant/Webmaster

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New Marijuana Research Report

Good morning,

I am pleased to notify you that the report from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) on Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis is now available on our website.

Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis

CCSA undertook this research project to better understand the conversations about cannabis that are taking place every day in schools, at home and in community centres. As we move towards the introduction of draft legislation on cannabis, these conversations are becoming increasingly relevant.

We need to understand where youth are getting their information and what they are thinking, and help them make informed decisions. We can also use this knowledge to inform effective prevention strategies.

The key findings in the report are categorized according to what youth believe to be true, why youth use cannabis, what are their misconceptions, what else influences youth and what they think about prevention.

I hope that you find the report to be helpful. I invite you to share it widely with interested parties.

Join the conversation on Twitter to help create a healthier society, free of the harms of substance use, by following @CCSACanada.

Best Regards,

Katie Fleming

Knowledge Broker

Email: kfleming@ccsa.ca


Nouveau rapport de recherche sur la marijuana


Je suis ravie de vous annoncer que le rapport du Centre canadien de lutte contre les toxicomanies (CCLT) intitulé Les perceptions des jeunes Canadiens sur le cannabis est maintenant disponible sur notre site Web.

Les perceptions des jeunes Canadiens sur le cannabis

Le CCLT a entrepris ce projet de recherche dans le but de mieux comprendre les échanges sur le cannabis qui ont lieu chaque jour dans les écoles, à la maison et dans les centres communautaires. Alors qu’approche l’introduction du projet de loi sur le cannabis, ces échanges deviennent de plus en plus pertinents.

Il faut comprendre où les jeunes obtiennent leur information et ce qu’ils pensent et les aider à prendre des décisions éclairées. Nous pouvons aussi utiliser cette connaissance pour orienter des stratégies de prévention efficaces.

Les principales constatations du rapport sont catégorisées en fonction de ce que les jeunes considèrent comme exact, des motifs qui les poussent à consommer du cannabis, des idées fausses qu’ils se font, des autres influences qui les touchent et de ce qu’ils pensent de la prévention.

J’espère que vous trouverez ce rapport utile. Je vous invite à le partager librement avec les parties intéressées.

Joignez-vous à la conversation en ligne pour créer une société plus saine, exempte des méfaits de la consommation de substances, en suivant @CCLTCanada sur Twitter.

Sincères salutations,

Katie Fleming

Courtière du savoir

Courriel : kfleming@ccsa.ca


Thank You!

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A huge shout out to Lavlet and Maheen for organizing the PD for our Joint Regional Meeting this year! This training was so timely and very relevant to college counselling. For those of you who missed it, you can always check out what the Traumatology Institute for any upcoming training in various formats.

Well done Lavlet & Maheen!