U of T to partner with CAMH to overhaul mental health services for students

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The University of Toronto (U of T) will create a mental health services redesign team led by Joseph Desloges, a professor in the department of geography and planning. The team also includes two experts from CAMH, our very own Alexia Jaouich, Director of Implementation + Innovation in the Provincial System Support Program, and Sean Kidd, an associate professor of psychiatry at U of T and senior scientist and division chief of psychology at CAMH.

U of T, like schools across North America, has faced a surge in demand for counselling and other mental health related services. There has been a dramatic increase in the percentage of Ontario post-secondary students who report depression, anxiety and suicide attempts in the past six years.

The university is also developing an implementation strategy based on the work of a separate expert panel focused on undergraduate student educational experience. It’s expected to address concerns about institutional policies and systems that may act as barriers to student wellness and success.

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