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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Tools for Promoting Dialogue

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Tools for Promoting Dialogue

Dialogue is an important part of talking in communities about complex health issues.  They provide opportunities for upstream solutions using health promotion and prevention tools.  We hope you will consider using these resources to hold successful and respectful dialogues in your post-secondary communities.  The following resources were originally developed for...

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...

Transition Planning Guide – A Career and Education Planning Guide for Students with Disabilities

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Transition Planning Guide – A Career and Education Planning Guide for Students with Disabilities

From Alberta Advanced Education “Intended Audience: Teachers/Counsellors, Parents, Youth Designed specifically for Grades 9 – 12 students with disabilities (including their parents or caregivers), this guide provides comprehensive information and strategies to help navigate the journey from high school to post-secondary education. This newly revised resource includes editable form fields...

Webinar: Suicide Prevention Training for Education Students at Alberta Post-Secondaries

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Webinar: Suicide Prevention Training for Education Students at Alberta Post-Secondaries

Training Teachers To Respond to Risk Project: As a helping profession, teachers play a pivotal role in the lives of children and youth. With support from the Max Bell Foundation, Centre for Suicide Prevention’s workshops on child and youth suicide prevention became available for free to all pre-service teachers and educational assistants...

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.”

Building Strength, Inspiring Hope: A Provincial Action Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention 2019-2024

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Building Strength, Inspiring Hope: A Provincial Action Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention 2019-2024

From the Government of Alberta “This Action Plan is designed to build strength and inspire hope by outlining evidence-informed actions that will build community capacity, provide supports and services focused on recovery and growth, and ultimately reduce youth suicide in the province. The Plan is built on the belief that...

Safety Plans to Prevent Suicide: A Suicide Prevention Toolkit

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Safety Plans to Prevent Suicide: A Suicide Prevention Toolkit

From the Centre for Suicide Prevention “A safety plan is an assets-based approach designed to focus on a person’s strengths. Their unique abilities are identified and emphasized so they can draw on them when their suicidal thoughts become intense. This toolkit will explain what a safety plan is and how...

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.