UPEI mental health projects awarded $10K in funding – CBC

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Mar 07, 2016

‘They’re the eyes and ears and they see what is going on on our campus’

UPEI’s student union handed out more than $10,000 in student initiative grants to five campus groups who aim to improve student mental health, as part of the university’s Mental Health Week.

One of the projects is for the Aboriginal Student Group to bring elders to meet with UPEI students. The hope is non-aboriginal students will become educated about aboriginal culture, while aboriginal students who may be away from their home communities could receive support.

“So if we can link them up with elders, and bring elders in — a whole bunch of different kind of elders — and then people can build those relationships,” said Jenna Burke, an aboriginal student mentor at the Mawi’omi Centre at UPEI.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/upei-pei-mental-health-1.3480220

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