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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Western Region of the Postsecondary Education Partnership Webinar #2 – Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH)

Webinars

Western Region of the Postsecondary Education Partnership Webinar #2 – Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH)

Healthy Campus Alberta hosted a webinar series presented by the Western Region of the Postsecondary Education Partnership – Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH).  PEP-AH is a group of universities and colleges from across Canada committed to understanding the student drinking culture, working to develop best practices to reduce harms from alcohol, and sharing...

Western Region of the Postsecondary Education Partnership Webinar #1- Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH)

Webinars

Western Region of the Postsecondary Education Partnership Webinar #1- Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH)

Healthy Campus Alberta hosted a webinar series presented by the Western Region of the Postsecondary Education Partnership – Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH).  PEP-AH is a group of universities and colleges from across Canada committed to understanding the student drinking culture, working to develop best practices to reduce harms from alcohol, and...

Preventing Alcohol-Related Harms on Campus: A Practical Guide for Post-Secondary Institutions to Promote Healthy, Safe and Caring Campus Communities

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Preventing Alcohol-Related Harms on Campus: A Practical Guide for Post-Secondary Institutions to Promote Healthy, Safe and Caring Campus Communities

From Alberta Health Services “This guide, meant for post-secondary institutions and their student leaders and others with a vested interest, provides the user with a Preventing Alcohol-Related Harms on Campus framework, offering information, tools, and campus examples on how to create a campus culture that supports less risk and healthier...

CICMH: Peer Support On Campus: Practical Tools to Get Started

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CICMH: Peer Support On Campus: Practical Tools to Get Started

Hosted by The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “Informal peer support occurs naturally within a post-secondary campus environment. Students connect with their peers, relationships are formed, and young adults often turn to peers during times of need. Empowering students and utilizing the abilities they have in supporting one...

Webinar: Suicide Prevention Training for Education Students at Alberta Post-Secondaries

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Webinar: Suicide Prevention Training for Education Students at Alberta Post-Secondaries

Training Teachers To Respond to Risk Project: As a helping profession, teachers play a pivotal role in the lives of children and youth. With support from the Max Bell Foundation, Centre for Suicide Prevention’s workshops on child and youth suicide prevention became available for free to all pre-service teachers and educational assistants...

Prethink Your Drink: Promotional Video

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Prethink Your Drink: Promotional Video

From Alberta Health Services We are pleased to share a fun, newly created, promotional video to support awareness of the Addiction Prevention Unit’s PreThink Your Drink Toolkit – a resource for post-secondary institutions wanting to lower risky alcohol use.  Feel free to check out the video link and share it...

International Student Mental Health Support Toolkit for Program Planning

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International Student Mental Health Support Toolkit for Program Planning

From the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “A toolkit designed to provide some considerations to assist in developing initiatives and supports to promote the mental health of international students from the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.”

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.  

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...

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.