U of T to Partner With CAMH to Overhaul Mental Health Services for Students
The University of Toronto is partnering with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) as it takes immediate steps to harmonize mental health services across its three campuses, boost funding for mental health and wellness and work toward a “stepped model of care,” which will see students receive treatment tailored to their level of need.
U of T also seeks to foster a “culture of caring” and will strive to make health and wellness spaces more functional and in line with best practices in health and design.
The initiatives are key elements of the university’s response to the final report of the independent Presidential and Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health. The 13-member task force, which included undergraduate and graduate students, spent months gathering input from students, staff and faculty across U of T’s three campuses before making its recommendations – all 21 of which have been accepted by the university.
“We have listened to our students through this process,” says Cheryl Regehr, U of T’s vice-president and provost. “We know that there are areas where we need to do better and we’re taking action based on the task force’s recommendations.
“We’re deeply committed to student well-being and success.”
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