A guide to peer support programs on post-secondary campuses: Ideas and considerations

Posted on September 28th, 2017

Peer support for mental health is an area of interest for many post-secondary institutions across British Columbia. Campus members have implemented, and continue to implement, unique programs offering students a variety of services and supports that connect them with a community of their...

Stories of change: The value of qualitative evaluation through narrative

Posted on July 1st, 2017

Change Dialogue #2 at SUMMIT 2017: A panel of recent and current post-secondary students weighed in on ways in which campuses have been effective in supporting student mental health and fostering an environment of well-being. Meredith Graham, Child and Youth Care Counselling Student at Douglas...

Ideas for investing in student success

Posted on July 1st, 2017

SUMMIT 2017: Given the strong focus on mental health and addiction care in BC Budget 2017, this plenary session sought feedback from Summit participants on systems-level investment. Of the $140 million allocated for targeted investment in services and supports in BC schools, homes, and communities,...

Thriving at UBC: Encouraging healthy minds on healthy campuses

Posted on July 1st, 2017

Professor Santa J. Ono at SUMMIT 2017: Professor Ono shared his story in full for the first time, and how it has shaped his leadership. “I learned the hard way the importance of balance and support,” said the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British...

Lived experience leading to change

Posted on July 1st, 2017

Meredith Graham and M.J. Ziemann, both inspiring young leaders, set the scene at SUMMIT 2017 by sharing the challenges they faced living with mental illness in foster care and post-secondary, and how they persevered. Together, they used their experiences to draw attention to the “symphony...

Cross-Sector Café

Posted on July 1st, 2017

SUMMIT 2017: This interactive break-out session built on the conversation started by the K–12 and post-secondary panelists in Change Dialogue #1. In the format of World Café, Summit participants were also invited to engage in a collaborative dialogue around three key questions:

A platform for collaboration across K-12 and post-secondary

Posted on July 1st, 2017

Change Dialogue #1 at SUMMIT 2017: Representatives from K-12 and post-secondary examined the strengths and opportunities of each sector and how they might be harnessed collectively. When it comes to what it will take to shift from separate spheres to a united front, this multi-stakeholder...

Mental Health Disability Accommodations Scenarios Workbook

Posted on July 26th, 2016

The HM|HC workbook is designed to help administrators, faculty, staff and students understand the complexities of mental health problems and recognize the opportunities accommodation can offer. Inside the document you will find eight different scenarios detailing a challenge that may arise...

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