Tag Archives: mental health

York U leads team to establish $5.45-million national mental health training platform focused on diversity

Prof Rebecca Pillai Riddell will lead DIVERT Mental Health, a research and training platform designed to support a more inclusive and accessible approach to mental health TORONTO, March 31, 2022 — Canadians from marginalized backgrounds tend to suffer the worst mental health outcomes, research has shown. People who are racialized, disabled, and/or LGBT2SQ+ disproportionately face […]

Feeling expendable during the pandemic: why older adults need to feel like they matter

Review examines aging and feeling valued versus expendable during COVID-19 TORONTO, June 16, 2020 – Isolation prescribed to stop the spread of COVID-19 is not only adding to the stress and distress of older people, but events related to the pandemic are reinforcing ageism, say researchers at York University. A new commentary and review led by […]

Government strategy on youth homelessness must focus on mental health needs, report says

TORONTO, April 6, 2017 – Governments must focus on the mental health challenges faced by young people in Canada in order to effectively address youth homelessness, says a policy brief released today by researchers and community groups. The report by the  Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, based at York University, and A Way Home Canada, calls […]

Bullying Prevention Conference will explore link between bullying and mental health

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2015 – Strategies to promote mental health among children and youths will be the focus of this year’s annual Bullying Prevention Conference, to be held on Nov. 13 . The one-day conference is organized by PREVNet, led by York University Professor Debra Pepler and Queen’s University Professor Wendy Craig, as well as Western […]

New website addresses Ontario law students’ mental health needs

TORONTO, September 8, 2014 – Ontario’s 4,100 law students have an important new resource for student wellness and mental health funded by the Ontario Government and developed by York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School in collaboration with the province’s six other law schools. JustBalance (www.justbalance.ca) is an engaging new website that provides support for Ontario […]