Designing Healthy Campus Communities

Posted on January 21st, 2015

This video was collaboratively developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division (coordinating agency for Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses) and Simon Fraser University Health Promotion.

Launched in 2013, this video captures the momentum towards a “whole campus” approach...

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...

Summit 2014 Snapshot Report

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Read the Summit Snapshot Report for an overview of the two day event that took place in January 2014.

Understanding Substance Use

Posted on January 21st, 2015

This guide addresses substance use from a health promotion perspective.  Like food, sex and other “feel good” things in life, psychoactive substances (or drugs) change the way we feel. And just as food and sex help humans survive and thrive but can also get us into trouble—with our...

CCSU Snapshot Report

Posted on January 21st, 2015

This report provides an overview of what the Changing the Culture of Substance Use Project (CCSU) is all about. Included is a conceptual model that outlines the theory of change in the project. You can also get a better sense of what participating campuses have been working on to change...

Activities, Policies, and Resources to Address Substance Use on British Columbia Campuses: A Literature Review and Scan

Posted on January 21st, 2015

The main purpose of this report is twofold. First, to articulate the findings of a scan of the literature, designed to identify recent drug use prevention and cessation activities, policies, and resources that have demonstrated some efficacy in post-secondary educational settings. Second,...

Growing a Vibrant Community of Practice

Posted on January 21st, 2015

A Prezi Presentation that provides an overview of what a community of practice (CoP) is and how you can launch, grow and evaluate a CoP. The presentation references helpful materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, as well as from Etienne Wenger and Beverly...

Plant the Seeds and See What Grows: Education and Culture Change

Posted on January 20th, 2015

A short blog on how to use education to shift a culture of substance use on campus.

From Our Students

Posted on January 17th, 2015

A graphic recording from the Students’ Roundtable (Panel Discussion) at Summit 2012. This armchair discussion featured a number of student leaders from across British Columbia. Each of the panelists was called upon to share their perspectives on the role of healthy campus communities,...

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