Working Together to Reduce Stigma

Dr. Michael Doody Ed.D

Sprott Shaw College is committed to the well-being of its staff and students. We have partnered with Morneau Shepell to provide the Student Support Program (My SSP) to our students launching today, Monday, June 3rd. The program includes two components:

  • Direct support for students
  • Consultative support for faculty and staff who work with them

My SSP provides confidential support to students at no cost to them:

  • 24/7 remote mental health and well-being support from clinical counsellors who understand the challenges they may be facing as they juggle their academic and personal lives.
  • Access to digital content which aims to support the well-being and retention of students at Sprott Shaw College.
  • The program is fully integrated with existing on-campus resources and is completely confidential within the limits of the law.

Students can access articles, videos, tools, resources, and their Student Support Advisor (i.e., Counsellor) through the app, website (http://www.mystudentsupport.com/), and telephone. They can access immediate support and initiate ongoing support with a Counsellor through every “My SSP” platform: Download the free ‘My SSP’ app from the Apple or Android app store.

We have also partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and their program “notmyselftoday.ca” to offer our employees information, educational activities, digital content and links to resources to assist them in managing their mental health.

For the month of June as part of our commitment to reducing mental health stigma, we are launching a campaign to raise funds to help keep the conversation an ongoing dialogue and not a one-time event. We are selling buttons with all funds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Let’s work together to achieve our goal of raising $6000. Sprott Shaw College will be donating $100 a day for the entire month of June.

Dr. Michael Doody Ed.D
Director of Human Resources

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