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Framework for Successful Messaging

The Framework for Successful Messaging is a resource to help people messaging about suicide to develop messages that are strategic, safe, positive, and make use of relevant guidelines and best practices. This website can help postsecondary institutions develop messages about suicide that follow...

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Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses

Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses, created by the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA), provides guidance for colleges and universities for responding to a suicide on campus. The Guide is meant to be both a training tool (to be used in preparing a...

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Caring Campus Toolkit

The Caring Campus Project was developed at Queen’s University and expanded to Dalhousie University and the University of Calgary to address topics of mental health and substance misuse, particularly in freshmen males, in an effort to make campuses a more supportive, caring, and inclusive...

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CACUSS Community of Practice for Campus Mental Health Inventory

The CACUSS Community of Practice for Campus Mental Health developed an online, interactive inventory that is designed to help colleges, institutes, and universities self-evaluate and plan action systemically supporting mental health on campus. This inventory is supplementary to the Post-Secondary...

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A Guide to Supporting Students in Distress

A Guide to Supporting Students in Distress was prepared on behalf of OCAD University as a part of the Mental Health Innovation Fund. This guide is the result of a campus wide effort to promote mental health and well-being at OCAD University under the leadership of the OCAD University Mental...

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University of Western Ontario Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide

UWO published a resource guide for their undergraduate, graduate and affiliate students. The guide contains content related to academics, as well as health and well-being. The guide includes information about: On-campus resources On-campus counselling resources Western’s Wellness...

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Changing the Culture of Substance Use

Changing the Culture of Substance Use is a project under Healthy Minds Healthy Campuses that was made to develop capacity in British Columbia’s campuses and a provincial support infrastructure towards changing the culture of substance use.  The lead partners of the project are the Canadian...

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Accessibility Toolkit of Resources

The Council of Ontario Universities partnered with the University of Toronto and the Government of Ontario, through the Enabling Change Program, to create an accessibility toolkit of resources. The toolkit for administrators includes training resources, adaptable templates, sample best practices,...

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Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student

The JED Foundation created this resource to help campuses develop institutional protocols for acutely distressed or suicidal college students. The resource provides colleges and universities with a list of issues to consider when: Developing a safety protocol Developing an emergency...

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York University Mental Health Strategy

In 2012, York University established a Mental Health Action Group with a mandate to provide advice on developing and implementing a pan-university mental health strategy. The group considered existing institutional policies and procedures and the emerging needs of the community, and undertook...

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Think Outside the Box: Mental Health Accessibility Project

It’s often assumed that people with disabilities are hyper visible. It’s also often assumed that disability accommodations or accessibility measures are hyper visible, too. For example, when people think about disability and accessibility, they often picture accessible bathrooms, elevators...

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myWellness – A central hub providing information, education, and resources

myWellness is an online information centre that aims to help student navigate their way through their mental health concerns and questions. A main element of myWellness is the anonymous, online mental health assessment tool that provides instant feedback with suggested local and on-campus...

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Academic Accommodations: A Student Guide

This guide to Academic Accommodations was developed by the Developing Documentation Standards and Guidelines for Academic Accommodations for Students with Mental Health Disabilities Attending Postsecondary Institutions in Ontario – MHIF Project. It provides students with tips and tricks to...

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Pathways to Promoting Mental Health: A 2015 Survey of Ontario Public Health Units

The CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre based within CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program is pleased to launch the report Pathways to Promoting Mental Health: A 2015 Survey of Ontario Public Health Units.  This report highlights the results of a 2015 provincial survey conducted as...

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Transitions between Secondary & Postsecondary

From Nov 2 - 4, 2015 the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) hosted their Consensus Conference on the Mental Health of Emerging Adults in Ottawa. This conference focused on removing barriers that can prevent successful transition from child and youth to adult mental health services. The...

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CAMH Substance Abuse Health Promotion Resources

Saying When: an app to help you think about when, why and how much you drink. Alcohol consumption is a significant population health issue. While most people drink responsibly, exceeding low-risk drinking is associated with a variety of social and health harms. A helpful resource: Canada's...

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New Report: Reducing Alcohol Harms Among University Students

This report presents a framework that can be used to implement programs and policies that can serve to reduce alcohol harms among the university student population. The framework focuses on highlighting best practices with a focus on three types of interventions: (1) those that seek to...

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Online resource to prepare U.S. students for postsecondary

Set to Go is a new online resource to help prepare for the transition to college and beyond - from developing basic life skills and building social-emotional competence, to learning the fundamentals of mental health and substance abuse and navigating the transition itself. Set to Go helps teens...

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How to Help Anguished Students

How to Help Anguished Students As a campus professional, you may wonder what your colleagues or you can do when you think a student needs assistance. The Chronicle of Higher Education (a American source of news, information, and jobs for colleges and universities), have printed a booklet,...

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14 Recommendations for Documentation Standards and Guidelines for Postsecondary Students with Mental Health Disabilities

This report outlines a series of recommendations for the post-secondary sector arising from a research study carried out by researchers from Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College. Funding for this 30- month project, which began in January 2013, was provided by the Ontario Ministry of...

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