Take our survey on mental health resources at McGill

A major priority the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM) is advocating for in the 2022-23 academic year is improved access to mental health services for graduate student employees. Research demonstrates the pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of graduate students who are burdened by research, teaching, and other academic responsibilities (Chirikov et al., 2020; Zahneis & June, 2020). The Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS) and AGSEM survey about in-person comfort levels for Fall 2021 confirmed that many graduate students struggle with a lack of mental health support. In this context, it is important to identify barriers and issues graduate student employees face with regards to access to wellness & mental health services at McGill. For this purpose, the AGSEM Mental Health Working Group has prepared a survey to gauge comfort levels of union members with accessing services provided by the Wellness Hub. We ask that you to fill out our anonymous and confidential survey by Friday, June 17, 2022. The results from this survey will help the union advocate for better mental health support resources for graduate student employees. Thank you for your consideration. In solidarity, The AGSEM Mental Health Working Group