MENTAL HEALTH

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Student Mental Health Engagement Committee

If you are looking to get more involved in changing the culture around Mental Health on campus, then this may be the committee for you. The Student Mental Health Student Engagement Committee (SMHEC) will be looking at ways to foster the conversation around mental health and wellness on campus, including providing critical feedback on mental health and wellness programming, supporting the recommendations of the Student Mental Health Framework 2022-2026, and analyzing feedback received to suggest future wellness programming.

Student Engagement: An Area of Focus from the Student Mental Health Framework

Student Engagement acknowledges and values the role of students in improving student mental health at Carleton and encourages participation of students through meaningful opportunities to share knowledge, connect with peers and play a role in decision-making processes. Engagement exists on a continuum with many ways to foster meaningful engagement. Following best practices, Carleton, through the Student Mental Health Advisory Committee, aims to create opportunities for student consultations, partnerships, and leadership in mental health initiatives while recognizing that the level of engagement will vary to best fit all of our needs. When students are actively engaged, this helps build capacity within the university, can prevent mental health crises and contributes to overall academic success.

Objectives:

  1. Provide integral feedback on the implementation of the Student Mental Health Framework 2022-2026
  2. Review feedback received and suggest ideas to incorporate feedback into mental health and wellness programming
  3. Promote opportunities to all students through various channels, with a dedicated effort to be as inclusive and accessible as possible

Get Involved:

SMHEC will meet 2 times per semester (once closer to the beginning of the semester, and another time shortly before exam season). During this meetings, students will be expected to come prepared with ideas for implementation, gaps noticed, and/or ready to engage in meaningful discussions.

Applications are now open – please click this link to submit your application. We encourage applicants from graduate level, undergraduate level, and special student status.

Please note: this committee does not run any programming or initiatives, but rather provides critical mental health and wellness ideas, thoughts, and identifies gaps for our students.