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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Facilitated Conversation: Challenges facing International Students and Opportunities to Enhance Wellness On and Beyond Campus

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Facilitated Conversation: Challenges facing International Students and Opportunities to Enhance Wellness On and Beyond Campus

From Healthy Campus Alberta  In response to the growing number of international students attending post-secondary institutions and the many challenges they face on and beyond campus, Healthy Campus Alberta facilitated a webinar panel discussion exploring the intersecting contributors to international students mental health and wellbeing. This report is a summary...

Challenges Facing International Students and Opportunities to Enhance Wellness & Resources On and Beyond Campus

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Challenges Facing International Students and Opportunities to Enhance Wellness & Resources On and Beyond Campus

This panel webinar will give international students the opportunity to discuss, explore and share their lived experiences as international students and immigrants to Canada. Students will explore challenges and complexities navigating campus life and Canadian environments, as well as share insights, opportunities, and what resources have helped them navigate campus...

Burnout Prevention and Intervention in Post Secondary Education

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Burnout Prevention and Intervention in Post Secondary Education

This workshop will help post-secondary students & staff who want to know about recognizing, preventing, and attending to ‘burnout’. Burnout is described as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. In these challenging times any workplace or learning environment can be at risk,...

Student Lunch & Learn 

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Student Lunch & Learn 

Are you a student involved in campus mental health at a post-secondary institution in Alberta? If so, you are invited to the Winter 2024 Alberta Student Lunch and Learn. This is a space to connect over a meal and to share and learn with students across Alberta. Student government leaders,...

Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health: A Roundtable for Strengthening Campus Activities

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Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health: A Roundtable for Strengthening Campus Activities

The newly released Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health has sparked much conversation about the impact of alcohol in campus communities. Join us for an interactive roundtable where we will review the new Guidance, and brainstorm ideas to strengthen evidence-based campus activities to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harms.  We welcome campus staff,...

Six Key Principles to Inform Action

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Six Key Principles to Inform Action

From Sinneave Family Foundation   “Six Key Principles to Inform Action were developed by Sinneave in collaboration with a team of autistic self-advocates for the purpose of inspiring greater understanding, acceptance, and valuing of autism and neurodiversity. Each of the six principles has an accompanying resource which aims to help...

MyGrief.ca

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MyGrief.ca

From Canadian Virtual Hospice   “MyGrief.ca is an online resource to help people move through their grief from the comfort of their own home, at their own pace. It can help you understand your grief and approach some of the most difficult questions that may arise. It was developed by...

Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health

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Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health

From Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) “Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health provides evidence-based advice on alcohol to support people in making informed decisions about their health. The guidance is based on the latest research on alcohol-related risks and replaces Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines (LRDGs) issued...

Trauma-Informed Practice: Resources for Alberta Post-Secondary Settings

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Trauma-Informed Practice: Resources for Alberta Post-Secondary Settings

Developed by the Healthy Campus Alberta team, in consultation with HCA community members from Mount Royal University and University of Calgary   Those in helping roles related to post-secondary student mental health will inevitably find trauma implicated in their work. Trauma-informed practice is an approach that can provide knowledge and...

BP-Net Best Practices Guide

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BP-Net Best Practices Guide

From BP-Net “The Best Practices Guide is a new national initiative by The Best Practices Network in Canadian Higher Education (BP-Net).  As foundational initiatives such as the National Standard and Okanagan Charter highlight the importance of incorporating evidence-based practices, the Guide outlines a process and framework to categorize student mental...

Workshop: Supporting Individuals Experiencing Grief and Loss 

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Workshop: Supporting Individuals Experiencing Grief and Loss 

This workshop was developed by Julie Stewart and Keeta Gladue with support from the University of Calgary Campus Mental Health Strategy Grief and loss is a normal experience across the lifespan and is common among post-secondary students. The experience of loss has been amplified since the onset of COVID-19, and...

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...