Addressing the hippo in the room – student mental health – Daily News

The Professor Hippo-on-Campus Mental Health Education Program is giving McMaster community members the tools to recognize and support students in distress

A unique program at McMaster is giving staff and faculty the tools to support the mental health of students.

The Professor Hippo-on-Campus Mental Health Education Program is designed to respond to the ever-growing demand for mental health resources to benefit post-secondary students and for training specific to the post-secondary environment.

The program — which is free and open to all McMaster staff and faculty, including student staff — teaches participants to identify, communicate with and support distressed students. It also helps spread awareness about the mental health services available on campus, and how participants can help students navigate them.

“Professor Hippo-on-Campus recognizes that faculty and staff, while not expected to be mental health experts or counselors, are often ideally situated to recognize and respond to stressed and distressed students and to start important conversations,” says Dr. Catharine Munn, a psychiatrist and the creator and lead of the program.

Professor Hippo-on-Campus, which is offered through the McMaster Okanagan Office of Health & Well-being and supported by the

Preparing for the Future: PVAMU expands health education with new school


PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (May 10, 2023) – Prairie View A&M University is no stranger to the field of health. Just in the past year, the University celebrated the 100thth anniversary of the first class to graduate from its College of Nursing.

For nearly a decade, the Undergraduate Medical Academy has demonstrated the integration of leadership development and pre-medical science with great success.

Wellness in Houston, launched during the pandemic, delivers educational workshops, programs and other events focusing on health, wellness, finance, nutrition and agriculture to residents in the Greater Houston Area.

And just last spring, PVAMU made history by becoming the first Historically Black College/University to launch not one but two degrees in public health.

PVAMU will add to its long list of “firsts” in the health care field this fall by opening a new school. Following recent approval by The Texas A&M University System and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the University will establish a School of Public and Allied Health.

The new School will house growing programs in the current Department of Health and Kinesiology and the new degrees in Public Health.

“Degree programs in the Department of Health and Kinesiology have grown over the

Delhi Budget session from Feb 15; health, education, roads among priorities | India News

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

The budget preparations of the government in the last 20 days included the first high-level meeting regarding the budget chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on January 6

The Kejriwal government will present its tenth budget in the budget session of Delhi Assembly to be held from February 15-20, with a focus on health, education, roads and infrastructure, officials said on Friday.

Delhi Finance Minister Atishi is expected to table the 2024-25 budget of the city government on February 17, they said.

It will be the first budget presentation by Atishi, who was given the finance portfolio last year.

A file of the budget session has been sent to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena for his approval, said a statement from Delhi government.

In the upcoming budget, the Kejriwal government is set to address several significant issues, placing particular emphasis on education, health, electricity, water, roads, and infrastructure and various developmental projects, the statement said.

The government is considering starting the ‘Business Blasters’ program for final-year and pre-final-year students in colleges, aiming to enable them to start their businesses after leaving college. Funds for entrepreneurship programs may be