Mental health specific working committee

 

Mission and Objectives

The CTS’ goal is to establish a clear portrait of student mental health in Quebec’s universities and to document the mental health services available to students in universities across the province. This information will then be used to produce arguments and demands that are adapted to the specific realities and context of Quebec’s university system

Three objectives were selected to achieve that aim:

  • Produce a comprehensive overview of students’ mental health in Quebec;
  • Produce a clear discourse on the state of students’ mental health in Quebec and on the mental health services available to them;
  • Provide tools to student associations to support the implementation of the adopted recommendations.

Budget

CTS Santé psy | amCharts

«What’s behind the mask?» study

Over the past several months, student associations from across Quebec have been working together to organize a province-wide study on the mental health of university students.

The need for such a study was made clear after the publication of a report on the mental health of students at Université de Montréal, based on a 2016 study run in collaboration with the Fédération des associations étudiantes du campus de l’Université de Montréal. That study found an alarming number of mental health issues among students, including depression, burn-out, and psychological distress. Other associations, such as the Quebec Confederation for Engineering Student Outreach and the Quebec Federation of Medical Students have also been working on this issue for several years.

In response to the increasing concern shown for students’ mental health, among both member and non-member associations, the Quebec Student Union decided to make its resources available to all of the associations working on this issue. Our goal is to unify the student movement around this issue, produce a comprehensive portrait of university students’ mental health in Quebec, and identify the factors in our university system that affect it.

List of participating associations : 

  • Association étudiante de Polytechnique (AEP) ;
  • Association des étudiants des cycles supérieurs de Polytechnique (AECSP) ;
  • Bishop’s University Student’s representative council (BUSRC) ;
  • Association générale étudiante de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (AGEUQAT) ;
  • Regroupement des étudiants à la maitrise et au doctorat de l’Université Sherbrooke (REMDUS) ;
  • Association étudiante de l’École nationale d’administration publique (AEENAP) ;
  • Confédération des associations d’étudiants et étudiantes de l’Université Laval (CADEUL) ;
  • Association des étudiantes et des étudiants de Laval inscrits aux études supérieurs (AÉLIÉS) ;
  • Association étudiante de la Télé-Université du Québec (AÉTELUQ) ;
  • Association des étudiants de HEC Montréal (AEHEC) ;
  • Association des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs de HEC Montréal (AECS-HEC) ;
  • Fédération étudiante de l’Université de Sherbrooke (FEUS) ;
  • Association étudiante de l’École des sciences de la gestion de l’UQÀM (AéESG-UQÀM) ;
  • Association étudiante de l’École de technologie supérieure (AÉÉTS) ;
  • Mouvement des associations générales étudiantes de l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (MAGE-UQAC);
  • Association Générale des étudiant(e)s de l’UQTR (AGEUQTR) ;
  • Association générale des étudiants du campus de Rimouski (AGECAR) ;
  • Association des étudiantes et étudiants de la Faculté des sciences de l’Éducation de l’UQAM (ADEESE-UQAM)
  • Association générale des étudiant.e.s de premier cycle en psychologie à l’UQAM (AGEPSY-1) ;
  • Association générale des étudiant.e.s aux cycles supérieurs en psychologie à l’UQAM (AGEPSY-CS);
  • Association générale des étudiants et étudiantes de la Faculté de l’éducation permanente de l’Université de Montréal (AGEEFEP).

Participation

If you are a student at a participating university, and a member of a participating student association, a personalized link to participate in the study was sent to you by e-mail. This link will redirect you to the consent form and questionnaire. At any time, you may choose to take a break when responding to the questionnaire, close it, and return to complete it from where you left off. You have until November 25th to complete the study.

If you feel that you need support or to talk to someone, a list of available resources is given below.

Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, you’ll have the option to participate in a draw to win one of several prizes, include a spa package, a hammock, a camera, and others.

Contest Rules Consent Form

 

Support ressources

EVERYWHERE IN QUEBEC

  • Tel-Jeunes
    • 1-800-263-2266
    • https://www.teljeunes.com/Tel-jeunes-en
  • Interligne
    • Interligne is a first response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity.
    • 1-888-505-1010
    • http://interligne.co/en
  • Phobies Zéro [French only]
  • Fondation Québécoise pour le TOC [French only]
  • Revivre (Quebec association that supports individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, and bipolarity)
    • 1 866 REVIVRE (738-4873)
    • revivre.org/en/
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
    • cmha.ca

ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE

  • At UQAT
    • Student Services: https://www.uqat.ca/en/services/

ESTRIE

MAURICIE

SAGUENAY-LAC-ST-JEAN

BAS-ST-LAURENT

GREATER MONTREAL

GREATER QUEBEC

  • Suicide Prevention Centre
    • 418 683-4588
      1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
    • cpsquebec.ca [French only]
  • At Université Laval

 

For more information
If you would like more information on this SWC, or for any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: cts.santepsy@unionetudiante.ca