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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Student Lunch n Learn 

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Student Lunch n Learn 

Are you a student involved in campus mental health at a post-secondary institution in Alberta? If so, you are invited to the Winter 2024 Alberta Student Lunch and Learn. This is a space to connect over a meal and to share and learn with students across Alberta. Student government leaders,...

HCA 2023-2024 Regional Gatherings – Online

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HCA 2023-2024 Regional Gatherings – Online

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 understanding...

HCA 2024 Wellness Summit

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HCA 2024 Wellness Summit

The Wellness Summit serves as an annual gathering for the HCA Community of Practice, providing an opportunity to come together, learn, share, and celebrate efforts across the province to strengthen post-secondary mental health and wellness. We are excited to meet in-person to explore this year’s theme: Introspection: Looking Back to...

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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...

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...

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 —...