Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses

Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses (HM|HC) is a vibrant, province-wide community of practice (CoP)—a group of people in BC who share the common goal of promoting mental health and healthier relationships with alcohol and other psychoactive substances at post-secondary institutions. We believe that well-being is everyone’s business, so our community includes students, campus professionals, faculty, administrators, community partners, and more.

Our initiative is driven by CoP members and a strong focus on meaningful connections and knowledge exchange. We value local wisdom in combination with evidence-based practices and encourage innovation across the full matrix of action and research—including empowering people, providing services and supports, and modifying environmental structures and conditions.

In recognition of the complex, interrelated factors that influence mental health and the harms related to substance use we apply a socioecological lens that identifies multiple strategies at multiple levels. With this wider lens, Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses has gone from a focus on individuals, illnesses, and problems to a focus on settings, contexts, and health promotion. Learn more about A Decade of Change.

For more information:

Our History

Our Approach

Our Community

Our Team

You can also learn more about our initiative in the Prezi presentation below.