My name is Heather Drummond and I am a Counsellor at Mohawk College. I am currently on sabbatical this year and want to use this opportunity to continue to share mental health and wellbeing strategies, that are research based and practical. You can follow me on Twitter @DocHeatherD and click “Follow” (to your right) to get blog email updates when a new post is ready. I would love to hear your feedback!
I am passionate about helping people to live a good and meaningful life, with a full understanding that growth can be messy, sometimes hard, but well worth the effort.
I have a small private counselling practice and I currently run a variety of workshops in my community. It is my goal to create a community of sharing and connection around psychological wellbeing. This is my Changing Minds Project mission.
I am currently a Technical Committee Member for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) new Post-Secondary Student Mental Health Standard. The standard will be released in June 2020. This has been an incredible opportunity for me to use and share my 24 years of professional mental health experience to have a positive impact on the future of campus mental health.
I had the incredible opportunity to design and run a pilot campus mental health research project in the 2018-19 academic year at Mohawk College. I wanted to explore further, through a bio-psycho-social lens, how participation in campus events, services, activities and clubs could affect student mental health. Higher Education research has known for years that if a student is engaged and connected to their school, they tend to be academically successful. Turns out that simple campus engagement boosts a student’s mood substantially as well!
Read the full report HERE!
Student Mental Health is a whole campus responsibility!
Education 101 Series on CHML 900 – Scott Thompson Show
How does bullying affect the mental health of students? Mohawk College is doing innovative work on addressing these issues to ensure the school remains safe and welcoming.
Dr. Heather Drummond, Counsellor in Counselling services at Mohawk College.
Louisa Drost, Director of Counselling, Accessible Learning and Health Services
(the picture is of my director, Louisa Drost)
*please note that I am not yet registered as a Psychologist in Ontario, currently in progress.
I was honoured to be selected and super nervous being on film. However, I have had the most amazing experience of having a few people recognize me from this documentary and tell me that my words of encouragement were very helpful. Pretty cool!
I highly recommend that you check it out. Click Here.