The Council of Ontario Universities (COU), in partnership with the Government of Ontario, is pleased to present the Mental Health 2.0 Student Competition. The contest has closed, and we have selected ten finalists. Click here to check them out and vote for your favourite submission!
Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. COU wants to see how graduate and undergraduate students at Ontario’s universities can use these social media tools to promote campus mental health. Show us how you would use social media to promote positive changes in mental health at your university, and you could win a cash prize and an invitation to attend a celebration in March 2014. You can work individually or as a team. The winners will receive $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place.
You don’t need to plan, create, and run an entire social media campaign. Just give us an outline of your campaign idea, including what kind of content you would use and how you would reach your audience. Or, if you have already developed a campaign, you can let us know what you did.
We want this contest to be open to all university students, so you can submit your ideas in one of several accessible formats. For more information on how to submit your social media ideas, please visit the Submit page.
Mental Health 2.0 is inspired by the goals of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Mental Health Strategy to change attitudes, advance knowledge, and promote health.
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If you need assistance with a mental health challenge, or any other issue related to post-secondary life, call the Good2Talk Post-Secondary Student Helpline at 1-866-925-5454. Good2Talk is a free, confidential, and anonymous helpline offering professional counselling, mental health information, and referrals to on- and off-campus resources in Ontario, 24/7/365.