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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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...

Optimizing Outcomes through Trauma Informed Leadership

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Optimizing Outcomes through Trauma Informed Leadership

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...

Wellness Webinar Series

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Wellness Webinar Series

The 2022/2023 Wellness Webinar Series, hosted by Healthy Campus Alberta, provides topics and strategies that will support staff, students, and faculty who support student mental health. These webinar will focus on self-care practices, practical tools for your workplace/role, and sharing Alberta-based expertise. By participating in this series, you will be...

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...

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

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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...