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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Alberta National Standard Discussion Group: Winter 2023 Edition

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Alberta National Standard Discussion Group: Winter 2023 Edition

Are you working directly with the National Standard on an Alberta campus? You are invited to join HCA  to discuss your efforts with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students with other Alberta campuses. The HCA staff team will guide the discussion group with some prompting...

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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. 

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...

MHCC: Safe messaging about suicide, mental illness and mental health

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MHCC: Safe messaging about suicide, mental illness and mental health

A webinar by the Mental Health Commission of Canada “Description: Join Jodie Golden from the Public Health Agency of Canada and Dr. Jijian Voronka from the University of Windsor to learn how to safely talk about suicide and mental health. Information will be provided to help participants gain the confidence necessary...

Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide attempt

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Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide attempt

From the Mental Health Commission of Canada “The Mental Health Commission of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, the Public Health Agency of Canada, along with an Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide, have developed toolkits...

Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide loss

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Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide loss

From the Mental Health Commission of Canada “The Mental Health Commission of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, the Public Health Agency of Canada, along with an Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide, have developed toolkits...

Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better

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Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better

From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health This self-help guide for single newcomers has been provided by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Ontario, Canada. To explore the resource on their website, click here. Click the button below to download the PDF in English. You can find...

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...