Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Students in Higher Education

Rapid Review 24

Bhatia D., Roerig M., Marani H., King M., Morales-Vazquez M., & Allin S.

English – [PDF]

As the heavy costs of mental health increasingly come into focus, so does an understanding that mental health issues tend to emerge in adolescence and young adulthood. Young people in post-secondary institutions are actively expressing concern over their mental health and wellbeing, and increasingly seeking help. This rapid review describes current approaches and new initiatives in Canada and other OECD jurisdictions to support mental health in post-secondary settings, and identifies the role of governments in these efforts. We summarize the promising initiatives in terms of potential and impact, and propose several recommendations to help post-secondary institutions and governments most effectively support student mental health.