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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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...

Generic Pledge Adoption of Okanagan Charter

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Generic Pledge Adoption of Okanagan Charter

From the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges A Transformative Vision “Health and wellbeing 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. Statement of Adoption...

Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: Guide to a Systemic Approach

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Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: Guide to a Systemic Approach

“This guide outlines a framework for addressing student mental health in post-secondary institutions. It is the result of a commitment undertaken by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to strengthen student mental health. Another product of that commitment, Mental...

NCHA-II Web Spring 2016 Alberta Canada Reference Group Executive Summary

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NCHA-II Web Spring 2016 Alberta Canada Reference Group Executive Summary

From the American College Health Association (ACHA) “The ACHA-NCHA II supports the health of the campus community by fulfilling the academic mission, supporting short- and long-term healthy behaviours, and gaining a current profile of health trends within the campus community.” Excerpt from pg. 1 of summary

APSHA NCHA 2016 Press Release

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APSHA NCHA 2016 Press Release

From the Alberta Post-Secondary Health Association ALBERTA SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH NEEDS FOR POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS ACROSS THE PROVINCE “Alberta — It’s crunch time for Alberta university students as they begin to complete final projects and exams, and newly released survey data helps understand health issues on post-secondary campuses. Today, the Alberta Post-Secondary Health...

Post-Secondary Mental Health Advisory Panel Final Report

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Post-Secondary Mental Health Advisory Panel Final Report

From the Government of Alberta “In early October 2016, we were asked by the Ministry of Advanced Education to Co-Chair the Advisory Panel on Post-Secondary Mental Health. We could not have been more thrilled and humbled to play a part in this incredibly important work. The Panel began its work...

Advanced Education Fact-sheet: Improving Post-Secondary Mental Health

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Advanced Education Fact-sheet: Improving Post-Secondary Mental Health

From the Government of Alberta This fact sheet presents Advanced Education’s response to the the Advisory Panel on Post-Secondary Mental Health recommendations report (June 1, 2017).  To read more about the Advisory Panel, click here.

Alberta Post-Secondary Mental Health and Addiction Framework

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Alberta Post-Secondary Mental Health and Addiction Framework

Introduction “The Alberta Post-Secondary Mental Health and Addiction Framework outlines key concepts, considerations and action strategies for addressing student mental health and addiction problems in post-secondary institutions. It is a collaborative document representing the perspectives of many stakeholders across the province. The goal of the framework is to provide comprehensive,...

Advanced Education Grant Reporting

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Advanced Education Grant Reporting

Healthy Campus Alberta hosted a conversation with Sharon Alles related to grant reports, including the first progress reports due April 30, 2018. This was a great opportunity to connect directly with Advanced Education.

NCHA Information

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NCHA Information

A webinar with Kevin Friese from the University of Alberta and Rachelle McGrath from Mount Royal University This was an informative session on preparing and implementing the 2019 NCHA on your campus.

Creating the Roadmap to Campus Mental Health Strategy

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Creating the Roadmap to Campus Mental Health Strategy

Everywhere you turn there seems to be a reminder of the importance of integrating a campus mental health strategy; yet, for many, the destination seems far way and even overwhelming. This webinar was designed to help guide you down the right path to your campus mental health strategy with practical principles that...