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The Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division (CMHA BC), in partnership with BC’s Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA), invites proposals from publicly-funded post-secondary institutions in BC to engage in campus suicide prevention initiatives. The intent of this project is to assist post-secondary institutions in developing and implementing new or expanded campus suicide prevention frameworks and supporting rollout through the Healthy Minds| Healthy Campuses (HM|HC) community-of-practice network. HM|HC will provide on-demand technical assistance to support these initiatives throughout the duration of the grant project.
Each institution is invited to submit one proposal on behalf of their school(including multiple campuses) that describes how they will utilize the funding to support existing or new suicide prevention initiatives. Proposals should be collaborative in nature and consider a whole campus approach when discussing suicide prevention. Student and cross-departmental input is vital in the application process and throughout the funding term.
*Please note: We understand this is a busy time of year for campuses and the grant proposal application guidelines have been created with this in mind.Applicants are not expected to meet all granting goals or deliverables at the time of the application. Rather, campuses can show that they will be taking into consideration the various guidelines at the time of implementation. The application proposal is flexible and modifications throughout the year can be discussed and considered.
The deadline is January 3rd, 2021.
For any questions or assistance, please email Bakht Anwar at [email protected]
The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions is mandated to guide the transformation of BC’s mental health and addictions system, including prevention and early intervention, youth mental health, and access to appropriate care. The ministry undertakes a collaborative approach and works through cross-sector partnerships in order to meet this mandate. CMHA BC helps maintain and improve mental health for all British Columbians and supports the resilience and recovery of those experiencing mental illness, substance use problems, and addictive behaviour. Through CMHA BC, HM|HC has been identified as a key partner for campus mental health and has been awarded funding to administer these grants. HM|HC is a province-wide community of practice of people who care about promoting mental wellness and healthier relationships with substances within BC post-secondary institutions. This campus-based initiative engages students, service staff, faculty and administrators who learn and work together to build capacity and mechanisms through health promotion principles and a harm reduction framework to advance well-being. CMHA BC and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) provide ongoing support for this community of practice and will be assisting campuses for these grants.
The grants should involve the creation, adaptation, or ongoing support of campus suicide prevention projects that:
Each institution will be awarded up to $50,000 inclusive of GST.
Please submit your 4-page application to [email protected] by midnight on January 3rd, 2021.
A subcommittee at CMHA will review and adjudicate the non-competitive grants. Note that CMHA BC Division will be providing ongoing technical assistance and support throughout the duration of the grant.
December 10 from 11:30am-1:30pm
This Info Session is held to assist applicants in learning more about best practices in suicide prevention and how to apply them in a campus context. Our expert panel will be available for the first hour to answer any questions from the audience as it relates to suicide prevention and their respective expertise.
During the second hour of the Info Session, the HM|HC Support Team will be available to provide any technical assistance regarding the application. There will also be an opportunity for participants to learn and work collaboratively with one another in small breakout groups.
*Due to the collaborative nature of this Info Session, it will be held via Zoom.
Through this session, you will:
HM|HC Info Session format:
*Please note: Due to the application scope of the campus suicide prevention grants, this Info Session is open to post-secondary campus stakeholders in British Columbia only.
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