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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...

A Framework for Thought and Action: Substance Use Policy on Campus

Posted on May 9th, 2017

This guide is the first in a series of discussion papers that offers and applies a potential framework for guiding thought and action on substance use policy. Readers are encouraged to carefully consider and discuss the broad theoretical perspective of the frame, and then reflect with colleagues...

Clearing the Air: Lower-Risk Cannabis Use on Campus

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

This is one in a series of resources meant to guide the development of specific tools to promote elements of a comprehensive approach to psychoactive substance use within a post-secondary institution’s community. This resource aims to dispel some of the haze.  It considers the...

Balancing our Thinking around Drinking: Low-Risk Alcohol Use on Campus

Posted on March 1st, 2016

Balancing our Thinking around Drinking: Low-Risk Alcohol Use on Campus is one in a series of resources meant to guide the development of specific tools to promote elements of a comprehensive approach to psychoactive substance use within a post-secondary institution’s community....

Dinner and Dialogue: Engaging Community in Conversations about Drinking Culture

Posted on December 24th, 2015

This is a guide on how one might host a dinner and dialogue on the culture of alcohol with members of the community. This first part of the guide outlines the reasons one might host a dinner and dialogue, as well as a potential planning and facilitation approach to a dinner and dialogue....

Healthy Relationships with Food & Substances on Campuses: A Framework for Moving Forward

Posted on November 3rd, 2015

Eating and substance use are associated with health issues on college campuses. Like sex and other feel-good things in life, food and psychoactive substances change the way people feel. And, just as food and substances have benefits, they can also lead to health and social problems.

The...

A Guide for Promoting Healthier Residence Environments

Posted on October 20th, 2015

This guide is one in a series of resources intended to serve a comprehensive approach to promoting healthier relationships with alcohol and other substances in post-secondary settings. Grounded in evidence and theory, it features ideas and suggestions for supporting the creation of a healthier...

The Okanagan Charter: An international charter for health promoting universities & colleges

Posted on October 14th, 2015

The new International Charter is an outcome of the View Resource

Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: Guide to a Systemic Approach

Posted on January 21st, 2015

The guide illustrates a framework for addressing student mental health in post-secondary institutions. The purpose of the guide is to be used as a tool to support the creating of campus communities that are deeply conducive to transformative learning and mental well-being through a systemic...

Helping People Who Use Substances

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Many of us can and do use alcohol, cannabis, prescription medications or other substances in ways that carry minimal risk of harm. But sometimes we may lose our way and start using more, or more often, for a wide variety of personal, social or environmental reasons. The guide offers suggestions...