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Making Mental Health Matter in Alberta: Advocacy Toolkit

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Making Mental Health Matter in Alberta: Advocacy Toolkit

Created by the Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta Division “To make mental health matter in Alberta, it takes all of us. This toolkit was developed to help anyone advocate for better mental health in their communities. Individuals, organizations, non-profits, government officials and advocates will find this toolkit useful in demonstrating the...

Racism Impacts Mental Health: Infographic

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Racism Impacts Mental Health: Infographic

Created by Alberta Health Services, Provincial Addiction & Mental Health – Knowledge Exchange This infographic outlines the impact of racism on mental health. View the infographic to learn more about: Forms of racism Harms of racism on mental health Racism in mental health services Resources to learn more

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

From the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “The Campus Equity Toolkit is a guide to supporting students prepared by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario. This guide is part of a province wide effort to enhance equity, by promoting...

Toward Health Equity: A Tool for Developing Equity-Sensitive Public Health Interventions

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Toward Health Equity: A Tool for Developing Equity-Sensitive Public Health Interventions

From the Public Health Agency of Canada “This tool draws on existing research- and practice-based evidence about interventions to address social, environmental, and material conditions that contribute to differences in health. It uses healthy weights as a case example, however its main elements may be applied to a range of...

Tools for Success: Models for Exemplary Student Mental Health Initiatives at Alberta Post-secondary Institutions

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Tools for Success: Models for Exemplary Student Mental Health Initiatives at Alberta Post-secondary Institutions

Background Mental health is an increasing concern for Alberta’s learners. Post-secondary Institutions (PSIs) can increase their capacity to respond to this concern and create learning and living environments that encourage students to flourish. To support these efforts, the Next Steps to Improve Post-secondary Student Mental Health resulted in direct funding...

Atlantic Policy Forum on Mental Health Promotion

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Atlantic Policy Forum on Mental Health Promotion

Hosted by the Atlantic Policy Forum on Mental Health Promotion “Upstream Investment in Mental Health Promotion: The Answer to the Mental Health Crisis August 24-26, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has limited our ability to gather in large groups spanning provincial borders, but it has also increased public awareness about mental...

HCA 2020 Wellness Summit: Summary and Resources

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HCA 2020 Wellness Summit: Summary and Resources

The HCA 2020 Wellness Summit took place on June 23, 2020 in an online format, with Pre-Summit Webinars on June 16 and June 18, 2020. Thank you to all who joined us for this experience in learning and collaboration. Click here to view the Community Report.  This summit’s theme, Moving Upstream, sought to highlight the...

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...

HCA 2020 Wellness Summit: Moving Upstream

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HCA 2020 Wellness Summit: Moving Upstream

The HCA 2020 Wellness Summit took place on June 23, 2020 in an online format, with Pre-Summit Webinars on June 16 and June 18, 2020. Thank you to all who joined us for this experience in learning and collaboration. You can watch the keynote presentation, read summary notes from our discussions,...