Tools for Holistic Mental Health Approaches

This toolkit is an introduction to systemic and comprehensive approaches to a mentally healthy campus and community strategy. It has been developed to support the policy-mandated collaboration of the Alberta post-secondary student mental health strategy. Achieving the intended outcomes of this strategy requires post-secondary institutions, student leaders, healthcare organizations and community support agencies to work closely together to align services and supports, and navigate student transitions. This requires common understanding of terms and diverse worldviews, shared frameworks, and tools. This toolkit can be used to support purposeful, theory-based approaches for designing and implementing health promoting and health-enabling environments strategies.

This toolkit is hosted by Healthy Campus Alberta, a provincial community of practice committed to cultivating caring campus communities in Alberta. Originally developed by Alberta Campus Mental Health Innovation (an initiative carried out by the Alberta Students Executive Council), the tools and toolkits are learning-focused, living documents that serve to support our community of practice.

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