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The application period for the CMHA BC scholarships and bursaries program is now open! There is a wide range of awards available for post-secondary students with lived experience of mental health or substance use concerns living in British Columbia.Read More
This plan was developed by HM|HC’s Support Team and Planning Group (now Leadership Committee) as a tool to identify major goals and priority process objectives within them for HM|HC to pursue in its ongoing efforts to promote mental well-being and healthier relationships with substances on BC campuses. The Support Team and Leadership Committee will be reporting to the HM|HC community of practice on progress towards fulfilling these aspirations. Evaluative updates will also go to HM|HC’s founders and major funders, BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information.Read More
A compilation of resources currently used by our CoP to support their campuses during COVID-19Read More
HM|HC and Royal Roads University are partnering to hold a Regional Forum on Vancouver Island on March 12 from 9:00am-4:30pm! The theme of the event is: Towards a More Inclusive Campus Community Culture on Mental Health.Read More
Applications are now open for post-secondary students with experience in mental health until May 31. Read more to learn about all of the awards available and apply today!Read More
The 2019 Summit has left us feeling thoroughly invigorated for the upcoming months and we hope to build on the momentum and work with the community of practice to further the goals of Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses.
We are delighted to announce Anna Thorpe as our keynote speaker. Read more about Anna here!
Registration for the 2019 Summit is now open. Read more to see what’s in store for this year’s Summit and book your spot and room today!Read More
This webinar on Jan 10 @ 1-2pm PST will explore how dialogue is able to bring about change in how we understand and interact with each other and why this is so important in addressing complex issues on campuses today.Read More
We’re delighted to announce the newest HM|HC team member, Bakht Anwar who, among her first projects will be helping to plan the 2019 Summit. Read more about Bakht.Read More
If you party, plan ahead.
This Fall, we take a closer look at the presence of fentanyl in student life with FAQs that consider the realities, risks, and resources available to help students to stay safe while having a good time out.Read More
We reflect on the many ways Chris Balmer has contributed to campus mental health promotion, as he retires from his roles at Camosun College as counsellor and campus mental health strategist.Read More
This webinar is designed to introduce you to Community Cooking Workshops, an initiative offered by Simon Fraser University (SFU) to international students, and a project of SFU’s Healthy Campus Community endeavour to cultivate an environment and culture that contributes to wellness.Read More
In this edition you’ll find community resources for National Addictions Awareness Week, Movember, self-injury, and health promotion.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
Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses (HM|HC) is a province-wide community of practice, learning and working together to promote mental wellness and healthier relationships with substances within BC post-secondary institutions. This campus-based initiative engages students, service staff, faculty and administrators in a collaborative and innovative endeavor to build capacity and sustained mechanisms to advance well-being. HM|HC attempts to draw on sound theory and broad research as well as local experience and insight to enhance campus culture and shape environments conducive to all members thriving. Equipping them individually and collectively to contribute to the wellness of communities they now and will belong to is a vital part of the post-secondary educational mandate to develop productive citizens and leaders. HM|HC endorses and promotes implementation of the Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges. Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division and Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research together provide a Support Team for this community of practice.
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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