Initiatives, Training, & Tools

Would you like to learn more about the mental health initiatives happening across Alberta? Are you looking for training or tools on a particular topic, such as suicide prevention or cannabis? Would you like support in establishing more student-led initiatives or complex collaboration on your campus? Explore the resources below!

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HCA 2022-2023 Regional Gatherings – Online

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HCA 2022-2023 Regional Gatherings – Online

Regional Gatherings are a combination of a Community of Practice Meeting and a Campus Visit. These gatherings will provide an opportunity to learn about HCA, impact future priorities of HCA, and connect for meaningful conversation with a diverse group of stakeholders in campus mental health. Regional Gathering Purpose To increase...

Trauma Informed Leadership: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

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Trauma Informed Leadership: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

Posttraumatic growth is defined as “the experience of positive change that occurs as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life crises” (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 2004). This concept is relevant in a time when collective trauma and returning to “normal” are a part of conversations on post-secondary campuses. This webinar...

HCA 2022-2023 Regional Gatherings – Edmonton

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HCA 2022-2023 Regional Gatherings – Edmonton

Regional Gatherings are a combination of a Community of Practice Meeting and a Campus Visit. These gatherings will provide an opportunity to learn about HCA, impact future priorities of HCA, and connect for meaningful conversation with a diverse group of stakeholders in campus mental health. Regional Gathering Purpose To increase...

Engaging Student Voice to Cultivate Wellness Culture  

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Engaging Student Voice to Cultivate Wellness Culture  

What does it look like to cultivate a meaningful wellness culture alongside student teams? Organizational wellness culture can support mental health and wellness in day-to-day practices and broader policies. This session will provide an overview of the Healthy Campus Alberta student staff strategy that cultivates a wellness culture, engages the...

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Engaging Student Voice to Cultivate Wellness Culture  

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Engaging Student Voice to Cultivate Wellness Culture  

What does it look like to cultivate a meaningful wellness culture alongside student teams? Organizational wellness culture can support mental health and wellness in day-to-day practices and broader policies. This session will provide an overview of the Healthy Campus Alberta student staff strategy that cultivates a wellness culture, engages the...

Recovery On Campus Alberta

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Recovery On Campus Alberta

From Recovery on Campus “Recovery on Campus (ROC) is a peer-driven organization committed to normalizing and celebrating all pathways to recovery. ROC serves our members through peer support, social activities, awards, and education across 26 post-secondary institutions in Alberta. By recovering out loud, we are changing the conversation about recovery...

Introducing Recovery On Campus (ROC) Alberta

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Introducing Recovery On Campus (ROC) Alberta

This webinar will provide an overview of the Recovery On Campus (ROC) Alberta initiative, which supports all 26 post-secondary institutions across Alberta in developing on-campus communities to support students in recovery or seeking recovery from substance use addiction. The presenters will outline the goals of the project, which include supporting...

Trauma Informed Leadership: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

Webinars

Trauma Informed Leadership: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

Posttraumatic growth is defined as “the experience of positive change that occurs as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life crises” (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 2004). This concept is relevant in a time when collective trauma and returning to “normal” are a part of conversations on post-secondary campuses. This webinar...

Maintaining Your Mental Health: Taking Care of Yourself and Others

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Maintaining Your Mental Health: Taking Care of Yourself and Others

Welcome back to a new academic year! In the spirit of refreshing and recharging for the year ahead, this webinar will serve as a building block for your mental health as you care for those around you. Local Alberta expert Dr. Keith Dobson will provide an overview of key considerations...

Resources: Cultivating wellness culture through engaging student staff voice

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Resources: Cultivating wellness culture through engaging student staff voice

From Healthy Campus Alberta Modified from a presentation given by the HCA staff facilitation team at the CACUSS Conference 2022, this handout is intended to provide resources that can support anyone aiming to engage student staff in a strengths-based workplace wellness culture.

Cannabis & Mental Health

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Cannabis & Mental Health

From the Schizophrenia Society of Canada’s project Cannabis & Psychosis, YouthREX, and The Mental Health Commission of Canada, with funding from Health Canada “Building on the strengths of each partner, centering lived experience, and amplifying youth voice, we have created an engaging online curriculum featuring a diverse range of media,...

What is Peer Support? A Campus-Community Approach 

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What is Peer Support? A Campus-Community Approach 

What is peer support? How can peer support contribute to mental health on our campuses and in our communities? As peer support programming becomes increasingly relevant in our campus contexts, there is an opportunity to collectively understand local journeys towards effective, evidence-based peer support. Join us for an interactive webinar...

Intersecting Approaches to Student Wellness and Accessibility Services

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Intersecting Approaches to Student Wellness and Accessibility Services

Post-secondary students are increasingly seeking supports for their mental health needs and their accommodation/accessibility needs – and often both. In this collaborative webinar, we are welcoming the Healthy Campus Alberta (HCA) and the Post-Secondary Accessibility and Disability Resource Association – Alberta (PADRA) communities to explore approaches at the intersection of...

Student Food Insecurity and the Impacts on Mental Health

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Student Food Insecurity and the Impacts on Mental Health

Food insecurity on post-secondary campuses is a serious but overlooked issue. Studies have consistently shown rates of 30% to 40% of students experiencing food insecurity across Canadian post-secondary institutions, yet it is rarely talked about from an institutional perspective and often left for campus food banks to address. The mental...

Pulling Together: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors

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Pulling Together: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors

From BC Campus “A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors explores relationships between the institution, students, and Indigenous communities. These relationships are interconnected and are guided by shared values of Indigenization to both improve the educational and employment experiences of all students, faculty, and staff across the institution....

The Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines

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The Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines

From Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction “Gambling involves playing a game of chance for money. If you gamble, the new Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines show you how to lower the risks and harms associated with gambling. There are only three guidelines, but you should follow all three.”