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 Wellness Summit

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HCA 2022 Wellness Summit

The Wellness Summit is an annual event for the HCA Community of Practice to gather to learn, share and celebrate the work being done across the province to strengthen post-secondary mental health and wellness. Rooted in the foundation of HCA, we are excited to explore this year’s theme of Connection,...

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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.”

Creating a Campus Suicide Prevention Framework

Webinars

Creating a Campus Suicide Prevention Framework

A suicide prevention strategy or framework can be one part of a whole-campus, systemic approach to promoting mental health and well-being. This webinar will review the process of developing and implementing a campus suicide prevention framework, getting buy-in from campus stakeholders, and integrating the framework into whole-campus strategies. Join us for...

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...

LGBTQIA2S+ Mental Health and Community Resources

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LGBTQIA2S+ Mental Health and Community Resources

Compiled in consultation with Centre for Sexuality and The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services (iSMSS) Below, we have compiled some resources on supporting the mental health of the LGTQIA2S+ community. If there are any resources that you have found helpful in your community that aren’t listed here, please...

Togetherall: Integrated peer support for Alberta students coming this Fall

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Togetherall: Integrated peer support for Alberta students coming this Fall

Since launching in the Province in October 2020, more than 11,200 Albertans have joined Togetherall’s online, clinically moderated peer-to-peer mental health community and 89% have reported an improvement in their wellbeing. Of this growing Alberta member base, 17% identify as students. Togetherall is now enhancing its offerings to better support...

Working Stronger: Alberta’s Resource for Workplace Mental Health

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Working Stronger: Alberta’s Resource for Workplace Mental Health

From the Canadian Mental Health Association.  “Responsible employers provide a physically safe environment for employees—but what about their psychological safety? Supporting employee mental health can improve productivity, cut down on absences and increase employee retention. CMHA, Alberta Division has a suite of workplace mental health training opportunities to assist your...

Supporting Mental Health through a Peer-to-peer Community: A Cornerstone of DEI

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Supporting Mental Health through a Peer-to-peer Community: A Cornerstone of DEI

Hosted by Togetherall.  “Join us for an informative webinar to learn how discussion leaders in student mental health tackle the challenges of reaching diverse student populations, who typically don’t utilize traditional counselling service. Learn how incorporating an anonymous online peer-to-peer mental health platform, monitored 24/7 by licensed and registered mental...