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New online mental health resource aims to get more feet on the ground

[More Feet on the Ground]
More Feet on the Ground was developed by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) in partnership with Brock University and the Ontario government’s Mental Health Innovation Fund.

The Queen’s community has a new tool in support of its efforts to help students experiencing mental health issues.

The university recently unveiled the Queen’s-specific version of More Feet on the Ground, a bilingual educational website that helps people recognize, respond to and refer students experiencing mental health issues.

The online training program was developed by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) in partnership with Brock University and the Ontario government’s Mental Health Innovation Fund.

“This program is part of a suite of resources being developed for universities across the province,” says Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs Ann Tierney. “It is a short and accessible program that can provide staff and faculty with information to help them recognize, respond to, and refer students who may be experiencing mental health problems. Early identification and treatment can make a major difference, and Queen’s is pleased to be working with other institutions in Ontario to help students get the support they need.”

After creating an account on the site, the user can spend about 10 minutes taking three quizzes. Upon successful completion of the quizzes, the user will receive a certificate. The site also includes campus and community resource information.

Visit Queen’s More Feet on the Ground site