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Brock student uses social media to connect students, raise mental health awareness

Brock student uses social media to connect students, raise mental health awareness

Health Sciences student Kaitlyn Kerridge was a driving force behind the Facebook component of the Brock student-led initiative Cope Care Connect. The campaign snagged first place last week in the province-wide Mental Health 2.0 competition that challenged students to use social media to boost mental health at Ontario universities.

Brock student wins provincial contest for Cope Care Connect initiative

Brock student wins provincial contest for Cope Care Connect initiative

A third-year Brock Health Sciences student, Kaitlyn Kerridge, has taken first prize in a province-wide competition that challenged students to use social media to help boost mental health at university campuses across Ontario. Her winning entry in the Mental Health 2.0 student social media contest stemmed from a class project in which students developed a comprehensive social marketing campaign called Cope-Care-Connect.

Health sciences initiative helps Brock students Cope Care Connect

Health sciences initiative helps Brock students Cope Care Connect

The numbers are startling. A survey of 1343 Brock students found that about 60 per cent of them felt overwhelmed when they started this term. First year or fourth year, there was little difference in the numbers.

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