A longer break is going to really help students' mental health, said Do. Additional stressors brought on by the pandemic appear to be aggravating student mental health. Mental health among students has been a growing concern for years, flagged by groups such as the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations . "If you really are committed to your students' mental health and stability, you need to be clear in what you're doing and provide as much time to prepare." The school also reiterated its ongoing effort to enhance student mental health supports, including directing to a new online portal of mental health services and resources.
Source: CBC News November 26, 2020 09:00 UTC