Mental Health and Wellness

JIBC is dedicated to promoting positive mental health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff. We recognize that mental health and wellness are the responsibility of everyone, and we strive to create an environment that fosters these values.

Public Health Agency of Canada (n.d., para 1) describes mental health as:

the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections, and personal dignity.

It is essential to take care of our mental health so that we can face daily obstacles, experience personal growth, and enjoy life to the fullest. Discussing mental health and breaking down stigma is vital to supporting positive mental health and wellbeing for all.

Positive mental health and wellbeing is integral to student success, career fulfillment, and overall enjoyment of life. As the first responder industry is fast-paced and often involves exposure to high-stress situations, developing resilience to stress and establishing personalized self-care routines is crucial for success. JIBC is committed to supporting students in establishing healthy mindsets and habits that empower them to be proactive about their mental health and wellbeing.

We understand that seeking support can be difficult, but it's important to know that we are here to help. Taking care of one's mental health and wellbeing begins with each of us, and we encourage you to explore the resources and supports available to you. You are not alone, and we are dedicated to supporting you on your journey.

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Compassionate, Inclusive, and Equitable Programming

Student Resources