Success Through Wellness

Our Mental Health Strategy

The University of Manitoba's Campus Mental Health Strategy, Success Through Wellness, is a call to action for all of us to view the promotion and support of mental health as our collective responsibility. The strategy focuses equally on students, staff and faculty members, examining all aspects of the university and identifying ways in which we can be a community that is committed, caring, healthy, responsive, supportive and resourceful.

Promoting and supporting mental health and well-being will reap tremendous rewards, including a more positive work and learning environment, improved performance and productivity, enhanced student experience, greater staff retention and reduced absenteeism.

Success Through Wellness is the result of cross-campus consultations with student focus groups, staff and faculty surveys, and input from the Mental Health Strategy Advisory Committee. Follow the links below to read the strategy, and to find out about current and recommended initiatives that support positive mental health at the U of M.

Dr. Don Stewart
Executive Director
Student Support

Mark O'Riley
Learning and Organizational Development

Terms of Reference - University of Manitoba (UM) Mental Health Strategy Advisory Committee (PDF)

Members of the Advisory Committee 

This committee was pivotal to the creation of the Mental Health Strategy.

Vice-Provost, Students (Chair)
Associate Vice-President, Human Resources (Chair)

AESES representative
Associate Vice-President, Administration
CAW representative
CUPE (Sessional Instructors/Student Assistants) representative
Director, Alumni Relations
Director, Ancillary Services
Director, Learning and Development Services
Director, Risk Management
Director, Student Counselling and Career Centre
Executive Director, Student Services
Executive Lead, Indigenous Achievement
Bannatyne Campus representative(s)
Human Rights and Equity Advisor, Office of Fair Practices and Legal Affairs
Student representative, Graduate Students Association (GSA)
Student representative, University of Manitoba Students Union (UMSU)
UMFA representative
Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs
Vice-Provost, Graduate Education

Ex-Officio Resource: Mental Health Consultant, Student Services