14 Dec The question that arises is: How do we go about managing the “mental health crisis” on university campuses in such demanding circumstances?
The question that arises is: How do we go about managing the “mental
health crisis” on university campuses in such demanding circumstances?
A Campus Community Approach to organizing that is co-constructed with a number of key stakeholders
(administrators, faculty, staff, students, counseling center personnel) from across the university to ensure its
relevance and to reflect the breadth of factors that contribute to health and wellbeing for all within the campus
community is a holistic strategy. The campus community approach considers the systemic interplay between
people and context. It also places health and wellbeing with respect to: co-producing holistic health and
wellbeing policies and protocols; developing responsive health services and programming; strengthening
community relationships and connectedness; constructing supportive environments; and facilitating well-being
and personal development. The elements of this type of organization are presented in the boxes below. Within
each element examples of the programming applied in meeting HES’ mental health needs are outlined.