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!
Initiatives, Training, & Tools
Related Upcoming Events
Workshop: Supporting Individuals Experiencing Grief and Loss
Webinars Date: March 21, 2023 / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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
Webinars Date: April 18, 2023 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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...
HCA 2023 Wellness Summit
Events Date: June 13 - 14, 2023
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. We are excited to meet in-person to explore this year’s theme: Leading Change: It Starts with...
Collaborations for Change 2023 Virtual Conference
Events Date: August 16 - 17, 2023
Hosted by the University of Calgary Campus Mental Health Strategy and the Best Practices in Canadian Higher Ed Network. With support from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS). Join us August 16-17th for Collaborations For Change’s virtual event as we address research and practice in post-secondary...
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Intersecting Approaches to Student Wellness and Accessibility Services
Webinars Date: April 6, 2022 / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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
Webinars Date: February 16, 2022 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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
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
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 Date: January 19, 2022 / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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
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
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 contact...
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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
Webinars Date: June 22, 2021 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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...
From TEND Academy. The resource section of the TEND Academy website features links to their articles on empathic strain, secondary trauma and burnout, as well as links to their complete collections of podcasts and videos.
Secondary Traumatic Stress Resources
From Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium. This webpage contains a number of resources for those working in high-stress and potentially traumatic environments, including multiple assessment tools for secondary traumatic stress; recommended books, podcasts, reports, and articles; and links to other useful websites.
Self-Care in Disaster Times and Beyond Toolkit
From Alberta Health Services. This self-care toolkit is for individuals, teams, and organizations involved in disaster (incl. pandemic) and emergency response and recovery work. Click the button below to access the full set of resource documents.