Field Testing A Campus Preparation Mental Health Resource


  • Christopher Matthew Gilham Saint Francis Xavier University
  • Yifeng Wei Dalhousie University
  • Stanley Kutcher
  • Catherine MacIntyre
  • Sharon MacCuspic
  • Wanda Fougere


high school, life skills, mental health literacy, transition, post-secondary


This research investigated whether a mental health literacy resource could increase Grade 12 students’ mental health literacy. Bachelor of Education students (= 8) from a university in rural Atlantic Canada created a board game and mental health seminar based on the resource. They applied the resource through the board game and seminar to Grade 12 students at two local high schools. There were positive albeit modest outcomes across a number of measures related to mental health literacy and post-secondary schooling preparation. Participants regarded the resource as helpful, and they were likely to recommend it to their peers. This resource holds promise for supporting students as they transition from high school to post-secondary settings.

Author Biographies

Christopher Matthew Gilham, Saint Francis Xavier University

Associate Professor Faculty of Education

Yifeng Wei, Dalhousie University

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry


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How to Cite

Gilham, C. M., Wei, Y., Kutcher, S., MacIntyre, C., MacCuspic, S., & Fougere, W. (2022). Field Testing A Campus Preparation Mental Health Resource. McGill Journal of Education / Revue Des Sciences De l’éducation De McGill, 56(1). Retrieved from