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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 Engagement Committee (SMHEC) will be looking at ways to create engagement and foster the conversation around mental health and wellness on campus, including providing critical feedback on mental health and wellness programming, running events and workshops, and supporting the recommendations of the Student Mental Health Framework 2022-2026. The initiatives of this committee are student-driven and will have access to some funding from the Wellness Fund.

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.


  1. Provide integral feedback on the implementation of the Student Mental Health Framework 2022-2026
  2. Continue to develop partnerships between students, staff, and faculty as well as within the student body.
  3. Increase opportunities for student engagement in mental health initiatives and determine how to maintain these opportunities.
  4. Promote opportunities to all students through various channels, with a dedicated effort to be as inclusive and accessible as possible.

There are 3 subcommittees:

  1. Feedback
  2. Workshops and Trainings
  3. Programming and Events