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Practicing Mindfulness

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Practicing Mindfulness

Are you passionate about mindfulness? Do want to learn more about mindfulness? This group is designed to be a hub for the sharing of resources, opportunities and mindfulness moments with the Healthy Campus Alberta community. To get this group up and going, Allan Donsky is going to begin the facilitation...

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Post-Traumatic Growth: How Trauma Shapes our Priorities in Work & Life

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Post-Traumatic Growth: How Trauma Shapes our Priorities in Work & Life

Join the HCA community at this workshop, developed and presented by Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW.   “Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is a term used is psychology to describe the phenomenon of positive change that people can experience in the wake of a negative experience or trauma. Signs that PTG has occurred include a greater...

Cannabis & Mental Health

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Cannabis & Mental Health

From the Schizophrenia Society of Canada’s project Cannabis & Psychosis, YouthREX, and The Mental Health Commission of Canada, with funding from Health Canada “Building on the strengths of each partner, centering lived experience, and amplifying youth voice, we have created an engaging online curriculum featuring a diverse range of media,...

What is Peer Support? A Campus-Community Approach 

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What is Peer Support? A Campus-Community Approach 

What is peer support? How can peer support contribute to mental health on our campuses and in our communities? As peer support programming becomes increasingly relevant in our campus contexts, there is an opportunity to collectively understand local journeys towards effective, evidence-based peer support. Join us for an interactive webinar...

Student Food Insecurity and the Impacts on Mental Health

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Student Food Insecurity and the Impacts on Mental Health

Food insecurity on post-secondary campuses is a serious but overlooked issue. Studies have consistently shown rates of 30% to 40% of students experiencing food insecurity across Canadian post-secondary institutions, yet it is rarely talked about from an institutional perspective and often left for campus food banks to address. The mental...

Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health

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Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health

“The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division will host our virtual workplace mental health conference on March 8 & 9, 2022. Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health is designed to help Alberta’s employers create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces. The Working Stronger Conference makes mental health matter by...

LGBTQIA2S+ Mental Health and Community Resources

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LGBTQIA2S+ Mental Health and Community Resources

Compiled in consultation with Centre for Sexuality and The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services (iSMSS) Below, we have compiled some resources on supporting the mental health of the LGTQIA2S+ community. If there are any resources that you have found helpful in your community that aren’t listed here, please...

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...

Working Stronger: Alberta’s Resource for Workplace Mental Health

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Working Stronger: Alberta’s Resource for Workplace Mental Health

From the Canadian Mental Health Association.  “Responsible employers provide a physically safe environment for employees—but what about their psychological safety? Supporting employee mental health can improve productivity, cut down on absences and increase employee retention. CMHA, Alberta Division has a suite of workplace mental health training opportunities to assist your...

TEND Resources

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TEND Resources

From TEND Academy. The resource section of the TEND Academy website features links to their articles on empathic strain, secondary trauma and burnout, as well as links to their complete collections of podcasts and videos.

Secondary Traumatic Stress Resources

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Secondary Traumatic Stress Resources

From Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium. This webpage contains a number of resources for those working in high-stress and potentially traumatic environments, including multiple assessment tools for secondary traumatic stress; recommended books, podcasts, reports, and articles; and links to other useful websites. 

Self-Care in Disaster Times and Beyond Toolkit

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Self-Care in Disaster Times and Beyond Toolkit

From Alberta Health Services.  This self-care toolkit is for individuals, teams, and organizations involved in disaster (incl. pandemic) and emergency response and recovery work. Click the button below to access the full set of resource documents. 

COVID-19 Grief Toolkit

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COVID-19 Grief Toolkit

From Calgary Community Development Learning Initiative (CDLI) “Every person, and every community, has experienced some type of loss since the pandemic began in early 2020. Grief is a natural human experience that we may be feeling. This toolkit is to help us think, act, and change through our grief stories,...