Framework & Strategies

Here, you will find high-level guiding documents utilizing evidence-based best practices. Explore the resources below to discover mental health frameworks and charters, resources for developing a campus mental health strategy, and supporting materials for data collection and reporting.

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Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s Annual Conference

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Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s Annual Conference

Registration for the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH)’s Annual Conference is now open! As our world continues to respond to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, our campus communities are continually adapting and transforming to stay connected. These are unprecedented times that have emphasized the nuanced mental...

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Transitioning to Remote Health and Wellness Services in Post-Secondary Settings

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Transitioning to Remote Health and Wellness Services in Post-Secondary Settings

From the Best Practices in Canadian Higher Ed “The Best Practices Network would like to acknowledge Dalhousie University and the University of British Columbia for collaborating and contributing to this project! Transitioning to Remote Health and Wellness Services in Post-Secondary Settings: A Case Study Approach developed by Canadian Best Practices...

National Webinar: Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey

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National Webinar: Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey

Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses in partnership with Healthy Campus Alberta and Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health presents: Description:  Learn about the new CCWS and how it can be implemented on campuses across Canada Meet like-minded people Participate in facilitated conversations Build connections to help local effort and...

Pre-Summit Webinar #2: Upstream Thinking in Challenging Landscapes

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Pre-Summit Webinar #2: Upstream Thinking in Challenging Landscapes

The shift to upstream thinking presents new opportunities and challenges for post-secondary mental health. In this informal spin on a webinar, we shared a short presentation and facilitated conversation as we acknowledge these challenges and innovate new approaches as a community. We explored new perspectives, ideas, and capacities to help...

Pre-Summit Webinar #1: Upstream 101

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Pre-Summit Webinar #1: Upstream 101

Upstream approaches to mental health can enhance our community’s ability to flourish in times of uncertainty and change. This webinar featured in-depth exploration of the concepts of health promotion, prevention, and the social determinants of health, and how they apply in the context of post-secondary mental health and wellness. This...

NCHA Spring 2019 Press Release

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NCHA Spring 2019 Press Release

The provincial results of the 2019 National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey were released during the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention National Conference. The results are made available through Healthy Campus Alberta and are the largest dataset on Alberta post-secondary student health behaviours collected to date. To view the executive...

NCHA-II Spring 2019 Alberta Reference Group Executive Summary

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NCHA-II Spring 2019 Alberta Reference Group Executive Summary

The provincial results of the 2019 National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey were released during the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention National Conference. The results are made available through Healthy Campus Alberta and are the largest dataset on Alberta post-secondary student health behaviours collected to date.

International Student Mental Health Support Toolkit for Program Planning

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International Student Mental Health Support Toolkit for Program Planning

From the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “A toolkit designed to provide some considerations to assist in developing initiatives and supports to promote the mental health of international students from the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.”

Canadian Post-Secondary Mental Health Strategies

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Canadian Post-Secondary Mental Health Strategies

From the Best Practices Network in Canadian Higher Ed  The Best Practices Network in Canadian Higher Ed collated Post-Secondary Mental Health Strategies from across Canada. This may be a helpful inventory to review to support the development or implementation of a mental health strategy on your campus. 

Stepped Care for Post-Secondary Campuses

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Stepped Care for Post-Secondary Campuses

From the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health   “This guide provides:   An overview of mental health service delivery on campus and how Stepped Care can help with increasing demands for support; The various steps for implementation of Stepped Care 2.0 – an updated, more client-centric version of...

Activating the Okanagan Charter on Your Campus

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Activating the Okanagan Charter on Your Campus

Rachelle McGrath and Kandi McElary from Mount Royal University, Andrew Szeto from the University of Calgary, and Fritz Latimer from Olds College joined HCA to explore: Background of the Okanagan Charter Canadian Health Promoting Universities and Colleges Network Alberta Activation of the Charter at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, and Olds...

MHCC Mental Health of Emerging Adults

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MHCC Mental Health of Emerging Adults

From the Mental Health Commission of Canada The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has provided many helpful resources, one of which is a Consensus Statement on the Mental Health of Emerging Adults.  It includes 13 recommendations for service providers, policy makers and anyone else in a position to improve...

Okanagan Charter

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Okanagan Charter

From the International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges A TRANSFORMATIVE VISION FOR HEALTH PROMOTING UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES “Health promoting universities and colleges transform the health and sustainability of our current and future societies, strengthen communities and contribute to the well-being of people, places and the planet. SHARED ASPIRATIONS...