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Student & Youth Mental Health Research Initiative

Mental Health Research Matters.

This research network brings together experts in student and youth mental health to design and evaluate mental health solutions in collaboration with the University of Toronto (U of T) community.

Engaging Across U of T.

We’re working with undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, clinicians, administrators, faculty, and researchers across all three U of T campuses to define the vision and priorities of this research network.

Our Latest Update.

We’re excited to announce the Student & Youth Mental Health Research Initiative Steering Committee, Clinical Advisory Committee, and Student Advisory Committee. Our collaborators include representatives from all three U of T campuses.

Our Definition of Student Mental Health

In the context of this initiative, student and youth mental health is inclusive of mental wellness, mental illness and substance misuse.

It encompasses the full length of a student’s journey — from transitions into post-secondary education to graduation — and the full range of student mental health experience— from community and individual well-being to clinical intervention, inside the classroom and out.

We recognize that there is no one student experience at the University of Toronto. U of T students vary widely in age, identity, ability, and background, and in their mental health experiences both on and off campus.

In order to best understand and address student mental health challenges at U of T, we will engage a diverse student voice on all aspects of this initiative. We intend to work with students from programs and departments at all three UofT campuses and at both the graduate and undergraduate level.