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.
Framework & Strategies
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Alberta National Standard Discussion Group: Spring 2023 Edition
Webinars Date: May 2, 2023 / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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Webinar: Suicide Prevention Training for Education Students at Alberta Post-Secondaries
Webinars Date: January 28, 2020
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
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...
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Webinars Date: June 1, 2017
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
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
Webinars Date: May 29, 2018
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
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...