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 2021 Community of Practice Meeting

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HCA 2021 Community of Practice Meeting

Join us online for the HCA 2021 Community of Practice Meeting! A community of practice meeting is a gauge of resonance and provides an opportunity to learn about the direction of the community of practice and to impact future priorities. We invite you to attend, contribute to discussions, and have...

Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s Annual Conference

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Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s Annual Conference

Registration for the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH)’s Annual Conference is now open! As our world continues to respond to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, our campus communities are continually adapting and transforming to stay connected. These are unprecedented times that have emphasized the nuanced mental...

Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health

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Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health

“The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division will host our virtual workplace mental health conference on March 8 & 9, 2022. Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health is designed to help Alberta’s employers create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces. The Working Stronger Conference makes mental health matter by...

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From 211 to Mental Health Promising Practices: Updates on the GoA Provincial Projects

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From 211 to Mental Health Promising Practices: Updates on the GoA Provincial Projects

Kevin Friese from the University of Alberta, Jeannie Gorrie from the University of Calgary and Chelsea Bodoe from Mount Royal University joined Healthy Campus Alberta to present three initiatives focused on post-secondary mental health from a provincial perspective.  

Building Strength, Inspiring Hope: A Provincial Action Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention 2019-2024

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Building Strength, Inspiring Hope: A Provincial Action Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention 2019-2024

From the Government of Alberta “This Action Plan is designed to build strength and inspire hope by outlining evidence-informed actions that will build community capacity, provide supports and services focused on recovery and growth, and ultimately reduce youth suicide in the province. The Plan is built on the belief that...

Safety Plans to Prevent Suicide: A Suicide Prevention Toolkit

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Safety Plans to Prevent Suicide: A Suicide Prevention Toolkit

From the Centre for Suicide Prevention “A safety plan is an assets-based approach designed to focus on a person’s strengths. Their unique abilities are identified and emphasized so they can draw on them when their suicidal thoughts become intense. This toolkit will explain what a safety plan is and how...

Let’s talk about it: Using film to start conversations about mental health

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Let’s talk about it: Using film to start conversations about mental health

It’s well-known that early intervention and prevention are the most effective ways to address mental illness, but starting a conversation with students about mental health can be hard. While films and videos are great ways to introduce the topic, they also present unique challenges such as triggering audience members. Over...

Canadian Post-Secondary Mental Health Strategies

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Canadian Post-Secondary Mental Health Strategies

From the Best Practices Network in Canadian Higher Ed  The Best Practices Network in Canadian Higher Ed collated Post-Secondary Mental Health Strategies from across Canada. This may be a helpful inventory to review to support the development or implementation of a mental health strategy on your campus. 

Carry It Toolkit – CMHA National

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Carry It Toolkit – CMHA National

From the Canadian Mental Health Association “This toolkit is for you, whether you are an administrator, a student or a member of the faculty or staff. It is designed to help your campus community create a blueprint (or “protocol”) to prevent and respond to overdoses. Although some Canadian campuses already...

Broadening Mindfulness in the Context of Your Campus Community

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Broadening Mindfulness in the Context of Your Campus Community

HCA continued our conversation about mindfulness on our post-secondary campuses with Alan Donsky and Alex Klassen from the University of Calgary. To watch the first part of this conversation, listen to A Date For You: Exploring Mindfulness and Self-Compassion.

A Date For You: Exploring Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

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A Date For You: Exploring Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Alan Donsky and Alex Klassen from the University of Calgary spoke with HCA about the importance of understanding self-compassion and mindfulness in your campus experience. Together, we define and learn the practical skills of self-compassion, as well as discuss mindfulness and apply it to our post-secondary context.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Derek Luk

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Derek Luk

Derek Luk, RN MN and Level 2 MBCT Facilitator joined HCA to share with us: What mindfulness is not What is the clinical evidence supporting Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy? Core features of MBCT Addressing rumination: Sounds and Thoughts Reflective Exercise: How Can I Best Take Care of Myself? Questions and Resources

Meet Healthy Campus Alberta & PreThink Your Drink

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Meet Healthy Campus Alberta & PreThink Your Drink

Healthy Campus Alberta shared our history and discussed how we can partner with one another. We also had the opportunity to learn about PreThink Your Drink, a toolkit to reduce high-risk drinking on campus, and some exciting grant opportunities.

From Surviving to Thriving: Developing Personal and Academic Resilience

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From Surviving to Thriving: Developing Personal and Academic Resilience

From Workplace Strategies for Mental Health When they begin college or university, students may face significant stressors on their own for the first time. This resource can help them plan ahead so they are better able to cope with the personal and academic stressors they may encounter. To learn more,...

Grief: Loss As a Result of Substance Use

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Grief: Loss As a Result of Substance Use

From MyHealth.Alberta.ca “Losing a loved one to substance use (such as alcohol, opioids, or other drugs) is devastating. You are not alone. “Gone Too Soon: Navigating Grief and Loss as a Result of Substance Use” is a handbook to help you during this difficult time. This handbook is for: Family...