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Queen's University

Principal's Commission on Mental Health at Queen's

November 2012

Commission report lays out mental health strategy for Queen’s

The Principal’s Commission on Mental Health is pleased to submit its final report to Principal Daniel Woolf and the Queen’s community.

The report is the result of a year-long process that was based on comprehensive input from students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, mental health professionals and community members who generously gave their time to share their knowledge, experience, insight and ideas.

There are 116 recommendations contained within a four-level pyramidal framework for a mental health strategy for Queen’s. The levels of the pyramid focus on:

  • promoting a healthy community;
  • easing transitions and fostering resilience;
  • encouraging help-seeking and helping behavior; and
  • providing effective response, service and care.

Almost half of the recommendations are in progress or complete. The Office of the Provost will provide leadership for further implementation. 

We have now concluded our work and would like to express our appreciation to everyone who participated. We are confident this report will assist the university in its ongoing efforts to promote student health and wellness and support those living with mental illness.

David Walker, Ann Tierney, Lynann Clapham, Jennifer Medves, Roy Jahchan

Read the commission’s report (PDF 353 KB)

Read the executive summary (PDF 130 KB)

Review a status chart of the report's recommendations (PDF 186 KB)

Feedback on the report can be sent to It will be forwarded to the Provost's Office for consideration.

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