Faculty and staff

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Mental Health is…”the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face.”  Public Health Agency of Canada

The mental health of students impacts all members of the university community including faculty and staff.  As a faculty or staff member, the following information can assist you in responding to students who may be struggling with mental health issues and referring students to available resources and services. 

Assisting a student in need

Tips and strategies for identifying, supporting and referring students who may be in distress.


In the classroom

Find procedures and practices for mental health support issues in the classroom context.

Training for faculty & staff

Education and training programs for positive mental health at UVic, as a staff or faculty member.

Campus safety & emergency procedures

What to do in an emergency and safety procedures for mental health concerns on campus.

Student Mental Health Strategy

Learn about the goals and guiding principles for the Student Mental Health Strategy framework.


Relevant policies

UVic policies related to positive mental health, privacy, confidentiality and academic accommodations.