iStudents for Mental Health has organized to offer the opportunity for future librarians & information professionals to receive Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) occupational training through the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca Information professionals serve people who experience mental distress at times. Vulnerable populations seek out our institutions as safe spaces, we serve… Continue reading MHFA Scholarship
On Friday February 1st, iStudents for Mental Health Co-Chairs Marta & Robyn, and Inforum Outreach Librarian Kathleen Scheaffer, gave a presentation at the Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference on student mental health initiatives. The talk was titled Student Mental Health: Promotion, Advocacy, & Education. The goal of our session was to describe the work that… Continue reading OLA Super Conference 2019 Presentation
Grad Connections, a forum series where grad students can relate to and learn from each other on a topic related to grad student life.
Future information professionals, Interested in public service or community building work? Looking to do some professional development this spring/summer? iStudents for Mental Health is offering two full scholarships to mental health first aid training with the Mental Health Commission of Canada http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca/en Open to all current students of the Master of Information or Concurrent Registration… Continue reading Mental Health First Aid Training Scholarships
Summary of Discussion We are graduate students of the Faculty of Information and Department of Philosophy, and we are concerned about intransparency of the policy-drafting process of the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy, as well as the punitive and stigmatizing elements of the policy. The Governing Council's final vote, January 30th 2018, is soon approaching,… Continue reading Panel Discussion on UofT’s Mandatory Leave of Absence Policy