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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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...

MHCC: Safe messaging about suicide, mental illness and mental health

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MHCC: Safe messaging about suicide, mental illness and mental health

A webinar by the Mental Health Commission of Canada “Description: Join Jodie Golden from the Public Health Agency of Canada and Dr. Jijian Voronka from the University of Windsor to learn how to safely talk about suicide and mental health. Information will be provided to help participants gain the confidence necessary...

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...

TeenMentalHealth.org

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TeenMentalHealth.org

From TeenMentalHealth.Org  TeenMentalHealth.org is committed to creating and disseminating the highest quality mental health information (products and training programs), addressing the needs of youth (ages 12 to 25 years), families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others. Their vision is to help improve the mental health of youth by the...

Cannabis evidence series : an evidence synthesis

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Cannabis evidence series : an evidence synthesis

From the University of Calgary “Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Canada. In 2015, the new Liberal government of Canada announced their plan to legalize cannabis and in June of 2016 a federal task force on cannabis was announced. Guided by this task force, cannabis legislation is...

Alberta Cannabis Framework, Legislation, and Fact Sheet.

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Alberta Cannabis Framework, Legislation, and Fact Sheet.

From the Government of Alberta “Alberta’s system for legalized cannabis will provide adults safe access to legal cannabis while protecting Alberta’s youth and public health, promoting safety on roads, in workplaces and in public spaces, and limiting the illegal market.” Excerpt from pg. 2 of the handbook To view the...

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)

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Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)

From Centre for Addiction and Mental Health An evidence-based tool to guide choices and improve the health of Canadians who use cannabis, provided by the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). For more information from CAMH about cannabis , click here.

Cannabis facts and FAQs: A guide to legalization

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Cannabis facts and FAQs: A guide to legalization

From the University of Calgary The University of Calgary created an eBook with research-based fundamentals about cannabis, along with frequently asked questions about health benefits and risks, and the process of legalization. 

Reducing Cannabis Harms: A Guide for Ontario Campuses

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Reducing Cannabis Harms: A Guide for Ontario Campuses

From the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “This guide, created by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, explores issues related to cannabis use and provides readers with an overview of health approaches that can reduce the harms and risks associated with it. Any campus professional —...

Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better

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Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better

From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health This self-help guide for single newcomers has been provided by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Ontario, Canada. To explore the resource on their website, click here. Click the button below to download the PDF in English. You can find...

Cannabis Talk Kit

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Cannabis Talk Kit

From Drug-Free Kids Canada “Cannabis—legal or otherwise—is a hot topic. Parents who provide their kids with balanced information about the effects associated with cannabis (often called marijuana) can help them make informed decisions. It’s more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this...