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UBC is committed to enhancing mental health and wellbeing for all of our community members and supporting healthy and sustainable workplaces and learning environments.


Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing is crucial to students’ academic success and engagement and to creating an outstanding work environment for our faculty and staff. 

Reducing mental health stigma, creating a supportive campus culture, and ensuring that faculty, staff and students have the resources to help them understand mental health issues, and improve resiliency and coping skills, are key to building positive mental health and to living, learning and working well. This health promotion approach to mental health is about more than providing services. It is about equipping our community with the skills they need to live well and improve their health by creating environments that support them.

    Frameworks and Strategies

    Wellbeing Strategic Framework Mental Health Targets and Indicators 

    Targets

    UBC Cares: Increase community members who feel mental health is a UBC priority by 2025*

    Indicators 

    Baseline and target established

    % students, staff & faculty reporting mental health is a UBC priority

    Targets

    Mental Health Literacy: Community members have access to opportunities to develop mental health literacy:

    • 10% increase for students across all indicators by 2025**
    • 10% increase for staff & faculty across all indicators by 2025**
    Indicators 

    % students, staff, & faculty who report a knowledge of resources designed to support mental health

    % students, staff, & faculty who report an ability to manage stress successfully

    % student, staff, & faculty who feel the campus climate encourages free and open discussion about mental health

      Learn more about Targets & Indicators 

      Read the Wellbeing Strategic Framework 

      We all have a hand in shaping campus environments that support health, wellbeing, and sustainability. By championing wellbeing, we can build stronger and more inclusive communities at UBC and beyond.