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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Cannabis facts and FAQs: A guide to legalization

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Cannabis facts and FAQs: A guide to legalization

From the University of Calgary The University of Calgary created an eBook with research-based fundamentals about cannabis, along with frequently asked questions about health benefits and risks, and the process of legalization. 

Reducing Cannabis Harms: A Guide for Ontario Campuses

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Reducing Cannabis Harms: A Guide for Ontario Campuses

From the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “This guide, created by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, explores issues related to cannabis use and provides readers with an overview of health approaches that can reduce the harms and risks associated with it. Any campus professional —...

Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better

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Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better

From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health This self-help guide for single newcomers has been provided by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Ontario, Canada. To explore the resource on their website, click here. Click the button below to download the PDF in English. You can find...

Cannabis Talk Kit

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Cannabis Talk Kit

From Drug-Free Kids Canada “Cannabis—legal or otherwise—is a hot topic. Parents who provide their kids with balanced information about the effects associated with cannabis (often called marijuana) can help them make informed decisions. It’s more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this...

Pre Think Your Drink: Reduce High-Risk Drinking on Campus

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Pre Think Your Drink: Reduce High-Risk Drinking on Campus

From Alberta Health Services The Prethink Your Drink: Reduce High Risk Drinking on Campus toolkit provides resources and tools for campus student leaders, student groups, and administration to help them create a culture of responsible drinking on post-secondary campuses across Alberta.  AHS Addiction Mental Health, in collaboration with the Alberta Student...

Cannabis Legalization in Alberta

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Cannabis Legalization in Alberta

Healthy Campus Alberta joined Alberta Health Services for an overview and update of cannabis legalization. This webinar covered: The basics of cannabis legalization at the Federal and Provincial levels of government Provide an overview of the public health approach to legalization A quick review of the research Low risk use guidelines...

Cannabis Policy Considerations for Alberta Post-Secondary Campuses

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Cannabis Policy Considerations for Alberta Post-Secondary Campuses

Healthy Campus Alberta and presenters overviewed cannabis related policy considerations for Alberta Post-secondary institutions. This webinar covered the following:

Mindfulness: Breathing, Being and Biological Science

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Mindfulness: Breathing, Being and Biological Science

Dr. Allan Donsky joined Health Campus Alberta for an informative session on Mindfulness. This webinar addressed the foundation and biological science of mindfulness.

Harms Reduction 101

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Harms Reduction 101

Alex Klassen hosted Health Campus Alberta’s interactive session about harm reduction as it relates to alcohol, marijuana, and opioids. This hour long session was filled with trivia style questions and opportunities for dialogue.

Pre Think Your Drink

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Pre Think Your Drink

Jameela from Alberta Health Services joined Healthy Campus Alberta to share information on a resource called Pre Think Your Drink and provide further information on how to get involved. Hear from other campuses who have experience forming campus coalitions to reduce high risk drinking.

Go To Faculty and The Inquiring Mind

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Go To Faculty and The Inquiring Mind

Looking for ways to increase mental health literacy among staff and faculty or promote health and reduce stigma among students?  Are you running The Inquiring Mind on campus and looking for a way to engage staff and faculty? Andrew Baxter of Alberta Health Services and Andrew Szeto of University of Calgary...

Striking a Balance: Tips and tricks for effective youth engagement

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Striking a Balance: Tips and tricks for effective youth engagement

A webinar by The Centre for Innovation in Campus Health “Many campuses have innovative mental health services and programs in place for their students, but sometimes struggle with student engagement. Some challenges involve building awareness of these services and ensuring that they meet evolving student needs. This webinar will talk...