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Striking a balance: Tips and tricks for effective youth engagement

April 1, 2020

Many campuses have innovative mental health services and programs in place for their students, but sometimes struggle with student engagement. Some challenges involve building awareness of these services and ensuring that they meet evolving student needs. 

Embedding wellness in post-secondary learning and experience: For-credit wellness courses

April 1, 2020

Embedding topics of mental health, wellbeing, and identity into the core curricula of post-secondary institutions helps generate a campus-wide culture of wellbeing, and sets students up proactively for success.

A Health Promoting Campus: What is your role?

April 1, 2020

The Okanagan Charter provides higher education with a common language, principles, and framework to put campuses at the forefront of this movement.

Wellbeing and the Online Environment

March 23, 2020

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) has put together some information that may be helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting International Students During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 20, 2020

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) has put together some information that may be helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting International Students

August 23, 2019

Many international students do not readily seek mental health supports, despite facing multiple challenges in their transition to a new country and educational system. Here are some of the barriers to access, including stigma of mental health issues, differing cultural perceptions of the definitions, causes, and handling of mental health, and a lack of awareness of supports offered on and off campus.

Two-Eyes Seeing: Supporting Indigenous Student Mental Health

August 23, 2019

Indigenous post-secondary students face multiple systemic barriers as they work towards their educational goals. Despite these barriers, they continue to demonstrate resiliency, success, and personal growth if they are supported in spaces that honour their identity as Indigenous peoples.

Eating Disorders: Tips on how to help students

January 23, 2019

The transition to postsecondary education is known to be a difficult time and the campus environment can be a breeding ground for the development or aggravation of eating disorders, which are more and more prevalent. This infosheet presents an overview of these disorders, offers tips to support student’s affected by it.

Early Alert System in Post-Secondary Campuses

July 24, 2018

Research indicates that high attrition rates are mainly caused by stress, burnout, and mental health issues. It is especially prominent amongst first-year students and international students in their transition period into post-secondary life who have not developed a sense of belonging and do not feel connected yet to campus life.

Building Strength-Based Resilience in Post-secondary Students Info Sheet

July 24, 2018

Resilience is the ability to overcome life challenges and bounce back from the experience faster and stronger. Post-secondary students reported feeling burnt out, overloaded, depressed and not having sufficient time with friends and family, resulting in increased levels of academic stress and mental distress. It is important to equip students with the capacity to adapt skillfully and cope with stressors unique to postsecondary life by building their resilience.