Mental health commission resumes work
The Principal’s Commission on Mental Health is back at work, sifting through the feedback it has received to date on the discussion paper it released in June.
“We are grateful to everyone who has taken the time to send us some very insightful comments and suggestions,” says commission chair David Walker. “We have heard from individuals and groups and we continue to invite all members of the Queen’s and broader communities to give us their thoughts and ideas as we work to submit our final report to the principal later this fall.”
The commission is also planning to hold a community forum in October. Details will be posted and circulated across campus when they are finalized.
“We are specifically looking for advice on how we might prioritize our proposed recommendations and if there are any significant omissions,” says commission member Roy Jahchan, MPA '11 / Law '13. “We also welcome suggestions about how the university might go about implementing and evaluating its actions based on our report. We want our final product to be as effective as possible.”
The commission was established by Principal Daniel Woolf in September 2011 to assist the university in its ongoing efforts to be a proactive and responsive community that promotes every undergraduate, graduate and professional student’s success from the day they arrive through to graduation.