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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National Forum on Wellness in Post-Secondary Education

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National Forum on Wellness in Post-Secondary Education

Hosted by Ever Active Schools A full day in-person event prior to the Shaping the Future Conference with the goal to increase capacity for national health and wellness research and practice in Canadian BEd. programs. For more information or to register visit the Ever Active Schools website here.

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...

Winter 2023 HCA Alberta Student Lunch and Learn

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Winter 2023 HCA Alberta Student Lunch and Learn

Are you a student involved in mental health on your campus? If so, you are invited to the Winter 2023 Alberta Student Lunch and Learn. This on a space to connect over a meal and to share and learn with students across Alberta. Student government leaders, student volunteers, peer mentors, wellness...

HCA 2022-2023 Regional Gatherings – Edmonton

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HCA 2022-2023 Regional Gatherings – Edmonton

Regional Gatherings are a combination of a Community of Practice Meeting and a Campus Visit. These gatherings will provide an opportunity to learn about HCA, impact future priorities of HCA, and connect for meaningful conversation with a diverse group of stakeholders in campus mental health. Regional Gathering Purpose To increase...

Workshop: Supporting Individuals Experiencing Grief and Loss 

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Workshop: Supporting Individuals Experiencing Grief and Loss 

This workshop was developed by Julie Stewart and Keeta Gladue with support from the University of Calgary Campus Mental Health Strategy Grief and loss is a normal experience across the lifespan and is common among post-secondary students. The experience of loss has been amplified since the onset of COVID-19, and...

Engaging Student Voice to Cultivate Wellness Culture  

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Engaging Student Voice to Cultivate Wellness Culture  

What does it look like to cultivate a meaningful wellness culture alongside student teams? Organizational wellness culture can support mental health and wellness in day-to-day practices and broader policies. This session will provide an overview of the Healthy Campus Alberta student staff strategy that cultivates a wellness culture, engages the...

HCA 2023 Wellness Summit

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HCA 2023 Wellness Summit

The Wellness Summit is an annual event for the HCA Community of Practice to gather to learn, share and celebrate the work being done across the province to strengthen post-secondary mental health and wellness. We are excited to meet in-person to explore this year’s theme: Leading Change: It Starts with...

Collaborations for Change 2023 Virtual Conference

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Collaborations for Change 2023 Virtual Conference

Hosted by the University of Calgary Campus Mental Health Strategy and the Best Practices in Canadian Higher Ed Network. With support from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS). Join us August 16-17th for Collaborations For Change’s virtual event as we address research and practice in post-secondary...

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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.  

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.

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...

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...