Attend the launch of the new Mental Health Strategy

York University’s Mental Health Steering committee hosts the launch of York University’s new mental health strategy “Advancing a Mentally Healthy Campus” on Oct. 18 from noon to 2pm in Founders College.

The York community is invited to attend, and hear from students, staff and faculty on how York is implementing a pre-eminent mental health and well-being strategy that will benefit the entire community. Light refreshments will be available.

The event will feature keynote speaker Eric Windeler from is a national network of young leaders who are transforming the way people think about mental health. The organization is headed by Eric Windeler, a father and full-time advocate for youth mental health. is the legacy of Eric’s son Jack Windeler. In March 2010 Jack, a then first-year student at Queens University, tragically and unexpectedly died by suicide. Eric started with his wife Sandra Hanington and their closest friends in May 2010. His efforts extend to fundraising and partnership development with key mental health experts and organizations across the country.

therapy-dogsIn addition, tables will be set up for further information on the following: Active Minds; Employee Health and Well-Being; Community Safety; Personal Counselling Services; the colleges; CUPE; YUSA; Centre for Human Rights; Enable York; – York chapter; York psychology clinic; Reach Out; Health Education and Promotion; and a sign-up table for those interested in joining the advisory roundtables.

The St. John Ambulance Therapy dogs will also be on campus from 1 to 2pm.

Should you require time-off approval to attend this event, please submit this form.

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