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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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...

Collaborations for Change: Connecting Research and Practice in Post-Secondary Mental Health

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Collaborations for Change: Connecting Research and Practice in Post-Secondary Mental Health

Hosted by: The University of Calgary Campus Mental Health Strategy (www.ucalgary.ca/mentalhealth) and the Best Practices in Canadian Higher Ed Network (www.bp-net.ca). With support from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS). “Join us for a 1.5 day virtual event as we bridge the gap between research and...

2021 Mental Health Academy – Improving Mental Health Literacy in a Shifting Landscape

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2021 Mental Health Academy – Improving Mental Health Literacy in a Shifting Landscape

Hosted by: Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) “In partnership with the Mental Health Literacy Project, the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium presents the 2021 Mental Health Academy – Improving Mental Health Literacy in a Shifting Landscape. This virtual global conference will be held on August 18th, 19th and 20th and will showcase international speakers...

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...

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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...

Connect with the Community of Practice

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Connect with the Community of Practice

Are you interested in participating in ongoing conversations within the community of practice? Would you like to connect with other members of the community to problem-solve or craft new approaches? Are you interested in the resources and tools that are being used and created across the province? Join the community...

Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

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Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

From the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction “Outlines best practices for setting drink limits and when not to drink alcohol. The brochure provides tips for safer drinking and defines a standard drink.” You can also find the communications toolkit here.

MHCC Mental Health of Emerging Adults

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MHCC Mental Health of Emerging Adults

From the Mental Health Commission of Canada The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has provided many helpful resources, one of which is a Consensus Statement on the Mental Health of Emerging Adults.  It includes 13 recommendations for service providers, policy makers and anyone else in a position to improve...