Government of Ontario providing $377,964 funding for mental health portal

Brock University is partnering with the Government of Ontario to ensure that the mental health needs of post-secondary students are being met.

On March 26, 2013, as part of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ efforts to strengthen mental health support across the province, the Ministry announced that Brock University would be receiving $377,964 to develop an online portal and face-to-face information sessions designed to address the mental health and addictions concerns of post-secondary students.

The Holistic Wellness Initiative, developed in partnership with Niagara College, will be built upon Aboriginal understanding of wellness. The program will begin with a focus on Aboriginal, Métis, and Inuit students and in 2014 will be expanded to include all post-secondary students across Niagara.

The program is expected to greatly increase the access that post-secondary students in Niagara have to important mental health and addiction services. Mental health plays a major part in the quality of student life and the portal will make sure that this prominent concern is effectively addressed.

Brock is thankful for the support of the Government of Ontario. This type of partnership ensures that post-secondary students across Niagara will have access to the mental health and addiction services they require.

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