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Now accepting applications from post-secondary students with lived experience of mental illness or addiction for financial assistance up to $2,000! Or, apply to volunteer on the Review Panel to make a difference in the lives of BC students.Read More
This new project seeks to support interested institutions in understanding and better relating to the cultures of smoking on their campuses (including the use of tobacco, cannabis, and vaping devices).
Apply for your grant today!Read More
To help shape the 2018 Summit and future of Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses. Submit your application by May 7 @ 5 p.m. PDT.Read More
Spring has sprung with a variety of (live and virtual) events, and Mental Health Week is also in the air so get your FREE toolkit now!Read More
In this edition you’ll find community resources for National Addictions Awareness Week, Movember, self-injury, and health promotion.
As well as a special tribute to Lorne Fraser, longtime friend and mental health champion.Read More
World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to recognize how the places we live, learn, work, and play can influence our relationship with mental health. We encourage you to Ask About Suicide, and continue mobilizing efforts on your campus or workplace that lead to sustainable, systemic change–not just today, but everyday.Read More
A guide to peer support programs on post-secondary campuses is Thursday, September 28 at 11:30 a.m. PST. This webinar will walk you through ideas and areas for consideration with your new or existing peer support program on campus.Read More
Back-to-school can be both an exciting and stressful time. Check out these resources, tools, and upcoming events to help you establish a self-care routine all year long.Read More
As one of our community members tweeted at the Summit: everyone has a story; from the first-year student right up to the University president. Hopefully these Summit resources will help you navigate that journey. You can always keep the conversation going with #hmhcsummit2017.Read More
A Q&A with Jonny Morris on his time at CMHA BC, a farewell message from Shaylyn Matiichine, an update on the Changing the Culture of Substance Use (CCSU) project, and a sneak peak from the 2017 SUMMIT.Read More
Implementing academic accommodations for post-secondary students with mental health disabilities can be challenging – but luckily there are recommendations in place.Read More
Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Community of Practice members are students, staff, faculty, administrators, government and community partners from across British Columbia and beyond.Read More
The new international charter, an outcome of the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges co-hosted by HM|HC, challenges universities and colleges to create healthier campuses and healthier communities.Read More
Miss one of our HM|HC newsletters or want to join our mailing list? Visit our “Newsletters” page to view past newsletters or subscribe on our “Connect” page.Read More
We’re a community working together to connect, discover, inspire and co-create together to promote mental health and encourage healthier relationships with substances. Join our online community to connect with other members.Read More
This video captures the momentum towards a “whole campus” approach shared by Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Community of Practice members and aims to further stimulate dialogue and action at campuses across British Columbia and beyond.Read More
Zoom in on our interactive map where you can see what institutions and organizations are part of our Community of Practice in British Columbia and beyond!Read More
The ultimate goal of the project is for post-secondary students in BC to experience and exhibit healthy relationships with alcohol and other substances within the context of a healthy campus culture.Read More
The resource is a first-of-its-kind resource that helps colleges and universities to plan comprehensive action to improve student mental health.Read More
Co-led by the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses (HM | HC) is a vibrant province-wide community of practice that engages students, campus professionals, faculty, administrators, and community partners. This initiative facilitates creative and collaborative learning opportunities to build capacity in campus mental wellness and healthier relationships with substances. For over a decade we have worked with campus stakeholders to bring research and theory into practice and inspire innovation toward systemic, sustainable change with the ultimate goal of fostering conditions that enhance student well-being and learning.
felt overwhelmed by all they had to do in the last year
of Canadian students reported feeling things were hopeless
of Canadian students have used alcohol in the last 30 days
of students who drank alcohol in the last year later regretted something they did when drinking
National College Health Association (2016)
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