We are the Psychiatric Interdisciplinary Team Project.

Our aim was to complement and enhance existing services to develop a comprehensive mental health team at our university which could be used as a model for other Canadian campuses by August 2017.


Post-secondary institutions have seen a rise in mental health issues. In 2013, University Health Services had a shortage of psychiatric resources.


We implemented several initiatives such as PIT appointments, a comprehensive Managing Emotions program, and new and expanded mental health roles.


Our project resulted in wait times to see a psychiatrist decreased by 75%, more patients treated for mental health problems, and patients having access to illness-specific treatments on campus.