Importance of mental health
Why does FGS care about mental health
Asking students about their mental health is important
We learned that the majority of students are struggling with their mental health. Discovering what exactly is causing this will help us figure out how best to improve the student experience.
Contributions to worsening mental health
We asked about the factors that contributed to lower overall mental health. Students spoke out and told us their primary reasons. With this in mind, we hope to improve student supports to minimize these factors as much as we can.
Contributions to improving mental health
With the factors that worsen mental health, we also wanted to know what helps graduate students. This information will help guide us even more to create those social supports and services to help improve the student experience.
Many students don't access mental health care
With this in mind, our goals drive us to making sure students know what services are available to them so that they can access the resources that are in place.
Mental Health Resources
The Campus Mental Health Strategy is a bold commitment to the importance of mental health and well-being of our university family.
The U of C Mental Health Pros (mhp) is a club on the University of Calgary campus founded in the summer of 2020. It was built on the belief that no one understands mental illnesses like people who have lived with them themselves. And that with such personal experiences, people who have lived with mental illnesses are especially well suited to support others living with the illness they have and to educate the public on their disorders. Hence, we excitedly set forward to fulfill the vision below.