York University’s Mental Health and Wellness committee aims to promote a healthy, inclusive and supportive environment that fosters mental health and wellbeing among members of the York community. The initiative was developed on the premise that wellness is a necessary pre-condition to learning and working, and that physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, mental, and cultural and environmental health and learning are interdependent. Through a variety of education, training and awareness events, York University’s Mental Health and Wellness committee strives to promote a more holistic, and integrated approach to campus health that supports academic excellence, employee satisfaction and productivity, as well as the overall success of all York community members.
York’s comprehensive Mental Health and Wellness commitment is built on three foundational pillars:
Health and Wellness Promotion. The initiative aims to increase awareness of healthy life strategies and promote participation in wellness programs that may contribute to a person’s wellbeing.
Facilitation of Care and Support. The initiative aims to increase awareness of and accessibility to resources available both on- and off -campus to York community members who require support or assistance.
Collaboration and Discussion. The initiative also aims to encourage and facilitate discussion regarding mental health and wellness among students, faculty and staff at York, and the greater community. It is only by speaking up openly and in a “safe” environment that we can begin to overcome the mental health challenges we face as a community.
- View the Mental Health Steering Group
- Download the 2013-2014 Report: Advancing a Mentally Healthy Campus
- Download the 2014-2015 Report: Advancing a Mentally Healthy Campus
A Message from the President: