Mental health literacy: An essential tool for caring post-secondary educators

Author
McKendrick-Calder, Lisa
Heuver, Tanya
Pollard, Cheryl
Barrington-Moss, Gabriel
Faculty Advisor
Date
2021
Keywords
post secondary education , students , mental health
Abstract (summary)
The mental health needs of post-secondary students have been steadily increasing. Educators, particularly those who work in caring disciplines like the social and health sciences, are often compelled to assist students with their mental health, but may lack confidence in our abilities to support students. Relationally, this uncertainty may prohibit us from engaging in the caring relationships so important for role modelling professionalism. This paper describes the baseline mental health literacy of 122 educators in higher education which provides a starting point for educators and researchers studying caring practices, specifically as they relate to student mental health.
Publication Information
McKendrick-Calder, L., Heuver, T., Pollard, C. W., Barrington-Moss, G. (2021). Mental health literacy: An essential tool for caring post-secondary educators. International Journal for Human Caring, 25(3). http://dx.doi.org/10.20467/HumanCaring-D-20-00035
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
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