Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Togetherall. Students at VCC can now access a clinically moderated mental health support resource where they can connect with a global community of peers with shared lived experiences. Togetherall is a safe and anonymous space in which students can benefit from an online peer-to-peer community by receiving and providing support 24/7. The initiative was made possible thanks in part to a generous contribution from Pacific Blue Cross Foundation.
Supporting mental health and well-being is closely tied to VCC’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization (JEDI-d), all of which play major roles in our long-term strategic plan for the college.
Togetherall is as an extension of VCC’s robust and continuously growing suite of mental health supports for VCC students. Last May, VCC launched our Mental Health and Well-being Framework which includes consultation from 1,500 employees and students and outlines how the college will promote and support mental health and well-being. In addition, VCC collaborated with other B.C. colleges and universities to produce a series of suicide prevention videos that speak directly to post-secondary students.
Says VCC’s Associate Vice President, Student and Enrolment Services, Clayton Munro:
“When we looked at the key commitments we’ve recently made to support the mental health and well-being of our college community, adding the Togetherall platform lines up extremely well with our renewed focus on community connectedness and increased levels of self-help resources.”
If and when a student is ready sign on, they can simply visit Togetherall and register using their student email address.
Read the full announcement on Togetherall’s website.