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...

Trauma Informed Leadership: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

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Trauma Informed Leadership: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

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...

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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...

Mental Health Initiatives

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Mental Health Initiatives

The following initiatives were submitted in response to a call for Mental Health Initiatives that was shared out to the Community of Practice in April, 2016. The purpose of this call was to showcase Alberta mental health initiatives with the intent that they would spark conversations, innovation, and collaboration across...

Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide attempt

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Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide attempt

From the Mental Health Commission of Canada “The Mental Health Commission of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, the Public Health Agency of Canada, along with an Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide, have developed toolkits...

Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide loss

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Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide loss

From the Mental Health Commission of Canada “The Mental Health Commission of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, the Public Health Agency of Canada, along with an Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide, have developed toolkits...