In Spring 2015, the call went out to current student-athletes for Campus Team membership. We asked each person why they wanted to volunteer with SAMHI. Some had struggled in the past with mental illness, some had watched loved ones struggle, some had an academic interest in mental health, and all wanted to be involved in the community.
SAMHI’s Campus Teams are at the core of our student-athlete centred approach. Student-athletes help design, guide and carry-out SAMHI’s on-the-ground activities at post-secondary campuses across Canada. The Campus Teams lead SAMHI’s Mental Health Matchups, help other student-athletes access resources, and increase community awareness of student-athletes as a vulnerable population to mental health concerns.
Our 2016/2017 Campus Teams:
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mount Saint Vincent University
Saint Mary’s University
St. Francis Xavier University
University of British Columbia Okanagan
University of Guelph
University of Lethbridge
University of Ottawa
University of Regina
University of Toronto
Wilfred Laurier University
Want to get involved with a current campus team or start one at your school? Drop us a line!