A lack of staff is preventing one of the Faculty of Communication and Design’s (FCAD) mental health pilot programs from rolling out as scheduled. The programs, piloted by FCAD, were announced last spring. They are focused on professional support for faculty, directing students to available mental health supports on campus and creating connections between peers. The peer-connecting program, which pairs […]
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Universities are increasingly becoming front-line care for a generation more open about mental health than ever before. Now is the time to shift the conversation beyond just wait lists.
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With prolonged counselling wait times at Ryerson, some students are opting to skip the queue and head to a local clinic for mental health services.
“I went through a lot of pain,” said Shayan Yazdanpanah, aerospace engineering student and advocate for mental health.
Mental health needs to be discussed with the same compassion, empathy and openness as any other sickness or disease. But it’s not. And this shouldn’t be the case.
As a growing number of students line up for mental health services, Ontario university counselling centres look for more resources and alternative care models to mitigate wait times. How much longer can students wait for help?
Ryerson students seeking one-on-one counselling services currently wait over two months for regular sessions with university counsellors. But Sarah Thompson, clinical co-ordinator at the Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) says that new staff will arrive on Feb. 6 to help alleviate the wait periods. Wait times at Ryerson vary based on the level of urgency as well as […]
Ryerson is expanding its resources to help deal with mental health on campus. Nine part-time interns have been taken on by the Centre for Student Development and Counselling in response to the growing demand for counselling services. “We really struggled to keep up with that demand, and have tried a number of different ways to address (it),” said Dr. Su-Ting […]