The Inquiring Mind

The Inquiring Mind

The Inquiring Mind was created with the input of students as well as faculty and staff with mental health related expertise. It is delivered in a three-hour workshop format and covers three main components: stigma reduction, resiliency skills, and the Mental Health Continuum Model. Beyond these main components, the program also teaches about creating a supportive campus and how to support others who may be experiencing poor mental health. The program is designed to be interactive with activities and group discussions, as well as a set of scenarios for participants to work through.

This fall, seven Canadian universities and colleges will take part in a Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) led pilot project to teach students how to better understand and manage their mental health. 

Initially developed at the University of Calgary and piloted at the universities of Calgary and Mount Royal, The Inquiring Mind pilot will expand to the campuses of the University of Lethbridge, MacEwan University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dalhousie University, the Nova Scotia Community College and Dalhousie Medical School, which is planning to train all their first-year students.

“We know that the transition to post-secondary education can be a stressful one,” says Louise Bradley, MHCC President and CEO. “Young people need to be supported as they experience the independence and academic pressures that go hand-in-glove with this major life change.”

"We are very pleased to begin providing The Inquiring Mind program to our students.  This program will strongly contribute to the important, ongoing work of maintaining a healthy, supportive campus that enables students to flourish."

—Dr. Mark Slomp, Executive Director, Student Services, University of Lethbridge

To learn more about The Mental Health Commission of Canada, visit their website:

Workshop Specifics:

What to bring: There is no prep required for the course. We encourage you to bring a re-usable water bottle, something to write with and write on, and a sweater (as we don't know if the room will be warm or cold). Due to the length and time of the workshop, you may also want to bring something to eat with you. Light snacks, coffee and tea will be provided. Short breaks will be offered throughout the workshop.

If you are unable to attend the event, please return your ticket as soon as possible on EventBrite OR by contacting me directly to cancel your registration.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email  

Fall 2018 Workshops TBD