Mental Health Strategies Series: Session I

Posted on December 9th, 2016

Getting Started: Assessing readiness and engaging campus partners.  

What is a mental health strategy and why is it important?

Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses’ resident expert, Jonny Morris, guided Albertan and British Columbian campuses through the three essential pillars for creating and maintaining a sustainable mental health framework and answered any burning questions posed by campus representatives. The session is a great resource for post-secondary institutions who are beginning to lay the groundwork for a mental health strategy on their campus!

Campus Profiles:

Olds College is a public post-secondary institution located in Olds, Alberta. The rural community of 8,500 people experiences challenges in meeting the needs of its residents, in addition to the mental health needs of its smaller, destination college. Olds College is currently developing a campus-wide mental health strategy to address these needs, and is committed to providing resources and supports that help students succeed in their academic endeavours.

Langara College is a public degree-granting college in Vancouver, BC, which serves approximately 21,000 students annually. Langara has faced challenges engaging the community as a "commuter campus", but its Wellness Promotion Committee is dedicated to finding a solution through the introduction of a mental health framework, due Spring 2017.

Similarly, Northern Lakes College (NLC) in Alberta has experienced challenges engaging its 25 community campuses. The unique circumstances of NLC make technology central to delivering its blended model of online and on-campus learning, as well as providing a means  for empowering its remote communities, which include 10 First Nations and four Métis Settlements.


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