Medavie Health Foundation partners with New Brunswick Health Research Foundation to bring student mental health initiative led by Dr. Stan Kutcher to New Brunswick

SACKVILLE, NB, March 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Postsecondary students in New Brunswick will have access to improved mental health literacy and on-campus mental health care with the expansion of Pathway through Mental Health Care for Postsecondary Settings. Led by Dr. Stan Kutcher, a renowned expert in adolescent mental health, the initiative is expanding to New Brunswick with funding from Medavie Health Foundation and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

Pathway through Mental Health Care for Postsecondary Settings will build on proven youth mental health components to create, evaluate, and disseminate a comprehensive and effective campus mental health framework. It will be field tested at Mount Allison University, joining Pathway test sites at five postsecondary campuses in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  The framework has the potential to expand to other New Brunswick campuses and could serve as a model across Canada and internationally. 

The New Brunswick component of the project also includes a new two-year assistant-professor faculty position in the field of mental health and counselling, supported by $50,000 in funding from NBHRF. Medavie Health Foundation has committed over $680,000 in support of Pathway through Mental Health Care for Postsecondary Settings.

For more on this mental health initiative, visit medaviehealthfoundation.ca.

About Medavie Health Foundation
Medavie Health Foundation is funded by Medavie Blue Cross and Medavie Health Services as part of a long-term commitment to make a lasting impact in the communities where our employees and customers live and work. The Foundation supports and promotes innovative and evidence-based solutions to address some of our country's most pressing physical and mental health care challenges, with a focus on child and youth mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, and type 2 diabetes. It aims to bring organizations and communities together through collaborative, multi-year partnerships and to support grassroots, community-based initiatives through an annual grants program.

As a not-for-profit company, Medavie is proud to commit an annual social dividend to the Medavie Health Foundation.

 

SOURCE Medavie Health Foundation

For further information: Joanne Elliott, Stakeholder Relations, Tel: 902-496-7189, joanne.elliott@medaviehealthfoundation.ca

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