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Ryerson Mental Wellbeing. Everyone's Responsibility.

This website has information for all of us: students, staff, faculty, and families of students. It offers resources that can help you get help, help others, and/or find out more about mental health and wellbeing. All the resources on this website are available on-campus, in our communities, or online, so you can access the support you need, in the way you need.

Ryerson Statement of Commitment to Mental Wellbeing

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Ryerson is committed to the success of all its community members by creating an environment that is supportive of mental well-being. This includes an ongoing dedication to creating and sustaining a supportive campus culture and institutional ethos without stigmatization and discrimination with regard to mental health.

Drawing from the Public Health Agency of Canada definition of mental health, Ryerson’s understanding of mental well-being is: “The capacities 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. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections, and personal dignity.”

Issues of mental well-being, stigma, and discrimination against people with perceived mental health issues can affect all members of the Ryerson community, and can interfere with their success as well as impact on the university’s mission.  In order to support Ryerson’s vision, the aim of this statement is to develop and maintain a vibrant, flourishing university community and environment that sustains mental well-being for all members to succeed. This will be achieved through providing opportunities for mental well-being promotion, education, capacity-building and support.

Equity, respect and fairness will be promoted through an accessible and accommodating work, learning and social environment. Ryerson will take a proactive stance regarding the mental well-being of all members of the community. Ryerson recognizes the shared responsibility of the institution and all community members to support mental well-being on campus, and encourages collaboration among all faculty, staff and students to this end. Ryerson will provide a range of services and programs that promote mental well-being awareness, education and support for all community members.