WORK STUDY: Mental Health Researcher 2019S08


It is vital that CBU respond to the mental health and wellness issues within our community through our services, programs and community connections. The Mental Health Researcher will work in each of these areas. They will collect data (from student, staff and faculty) regarding mental health and wellness services (and possible gaps in services) on the CBU campus and report to the Mental Health Advocacy Committee. They will assess the needs of community stakeholders and work with the MHAC to determine how our programs prepare students to work in community mental health organizations. Working with the MHAC, the person will work on promoting the AAU mental health service. Student will be able to access space and computer in the psychology department but could also complete tasks in other locations when needed.

Qualifications: Students with an interest in mental health, community psychology, social work or community studies are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a student who can demonstrate:

  • working independently
  • good time management skills
  • ability to present findings clearly and concisely
  • digital technology skills (to maintain data base) would be an asset but could be developed



  • meeting regularly with MHAC and presenting results of data collection
  • collecting data on needs at CBU and the community
  • carrying out service inventory as well as maintaining data base of services
  • develop communication network among stakeholders (social media/email)
  • working with the campus sub-committee of the MHAC to improve awareness of available services

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain experience in data collection and data management.
  • Learn how to carry out qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Develop a better understanding of mental health and how services can be optimally provided.
  • Develop skills in creating and presenting professional presentations (oral presentations and power point).
  • Digital technology skills.
  • Improved critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Collaboration, presentation and communication skills.

15 hours per week for 8 weeks

Application Details

Current Cape Breton University Students who will be returning to full time studies September 2019 are eligible to apply for the Work Study program.

To apply for this position, please forward cover letter and resume to:

In order to be considered, applications must be submitted separately for each posting and emails must include name of position.