What U of T is doing
In January 2020 the University of Toronto Presidential & Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health released its final report. The administrative response to this report included an outline for a new partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) that consists of four integrated elements:
(1) a redesign of campus-based services;
(2) integrated care pathways between campus-based services and CAMH (and other Toronto hospitals);
(3) enhanced clinical education programs on student mental health for trainees; and
(4) a research initiative on youth and student mental health.
Three initiatives address the four elements identified in the Task Force Report:
- the Clinical Review Initiative addresses elements 1 and 2
- the Education Initiative addresses element 3
- the Research Initiative (the focus of our work) addresses element 4.
Collectively, this partnership between U of T and CAMH (i.e., these three initiatives) is overseen by Professor Trevor Young, Dean, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions and Professor Vicky Stergiopoulos, Professor and Vice-Chair, Clinical and Innovation in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Physician-in-Chief at CAMH.
Interested in finding more information about U of T’s student mental health and wellness services? U of T has launched an online portal that makes it easier for students to find mental health and wellness services and resources across all three campuses, as well as those of partner organizations in the community. The Student Mental Health Resource allows students to quickly and easily find the mental health services they need, when they are needed.