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Psychological, psychosocial, and learning support to better address “invisible” issues

March 15, 2022 | Julie Robert

Update : March 15, 2022

The INRS student community will benefit from an enhanced psychosocial and learning support service.

INRS is expanding its psychological, psychosocial, and learning support services

From anxiety and depression to grief, integration and learning difficulties, the INRS student community can face a variety of challenges throughout their education. These personal, professional, or academic problems are very often “invisible” and can hinder their development.

To support and accompany the members of its community through these different situations, the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is expanding its psychological, psychosocial, and learning support services with two new resources in social work and remedial education, which will contribute to the development of the INRS mental health action plan.

“By recruiting two new specialists, the expansion of our services is in line with our institutional and governmental commitment to provide a healthy, safe, and caring study, research, and work environment. The well-being of the members of our student community is a central concern for us”, says the director of the Student Life and Studies Services Philippe-Edwin Bélanger.

“We are delighted that the Québec government is investing in mental health by providing higher education institutions with grants to improve psychological and psychosocial support services.”

Philippe-Edwin Bélanger

A new intervention unit

As part of the development of its mental health action plan, INRS has just created a cellule d’intervention mieux-être (CIME). The CIME professionals respond to the various needs of students, whether it is for a one-time consultation, an evaluation and professional follow-up, a crisis intervention, or a referral to a complementary resource.

These services are free and confidential.

In addition, the CIME is responsible for the development and implementation of the mental health action plan, which includes various measures related to prevention, awareness, advocacy, training, and the development of support tools. We remind you that the Mental Health Allies Network is made up of members of the staff trained and accompanied by CIME professionals, who are there to listen to you. This network has been set up to provide you with support and to direct you to the appropriate resources.

Psychological, psychosocial, and learning support