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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Supporting Students Living with Precarity

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Supporting Students Living with Precarity

Research has suggested that 70 000 Canadian postsecondary students experience homelessness every year (Weissman et al., 2019). Even more students are living with precarity, including food insecurity and housing insecurity. Although there is a lack of research and awareness about student precarity, campuses across Alberta and Canada are working to...

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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...

Metrics Conversation and Advanced Education

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Metrics Conversation and Advanced Education

Kenton Puttick and Sharon Alles from Advanced Education joined Health Campus Alberta for a conversation on metrics and advanced education. This webinar was facilitated by Rachelle McGrath​.

Suicide Prevention

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Suicide Prevention

Centre for Suicide Prevention joined Healthy Campus Alberta to present ways in which post-secondary institutions can benefit from the work & research that they do. You have an opportunity to hear about the various workshops hosted by the Centre. Thank you to Mara Grunau and the team from the Centre...

MHCC Standard for Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students

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MHCC Standard for Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) developed a standard of psychological health and safety for post-secondary students (PSS Standard). Healthy Campus Alberta hosted an informational webinar on what the standard is, how it is was developed and how you can contribute.

NCHA Post-Data Collection: Analysis, Dissemination and Mobilization

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NCHA Post-Data Collection: Analysis, Dissemination and Mobilization

2019 represented the first time that all publicly funded institutions in Alberta implemented the NCHA concurrently. The NCHA proved to be an indispensable resource for many institutions in informing programming and engaging stakeholders around wellness. Kevin Friese and Melissa Visconti of the University of Alberta, and Rachelle McGrath of Mount...