Mental health begins where you live, work and play – and also where you learn. Promoting the mental health of post-secondary students, faculty and staff goes beyond providing individual support. We must look at the impact of the campus community: the words spoken, the policies and decisions made, the actions taken, the organizational culture and systems created, and the learning environments sustained.
Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses supports BC campuses in developing networks, activities and policies to promote mental health and healthier relationships with alcohol and other drugs among post-secondary students.
Co-led by CMHA BC and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses is a vibrant province-wide Community of Practice, which brings together persons who share the common goal of promoting campus mental health and healthier relationships with substance use. Our growing community includes students, campus professionals, faculty, administrators, community members, government partners and more.
Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses helps bring research and theory into practice, hosting a variety of in-person and virtual learning events throughout the year, including webinars, workshops and the annual Summit. What’s more, our members are invited to connect, discover, inspire and co-create together through the use of innovative social learning activities.
Summit 2019, Building Connection At All Levels: A Socio-Ecological Approach to Well-being on Campus, took place in downtown Vancouver in the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue. This year’s Summit featured an array of engaging speakers and opportunities to learn and collaborate together, with immersive workshops aimed to inspire innovation and action on campus and beyond. This 3-day event engaged students, staff, faculty, community members and governmental partners from across BC and Canada. With the highest student turnout ever, this Summit helped shape the upcoming future of HM|HC.
- Visit the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses website
- Join the online community at community.healthycampuses.ca
- Download the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses information card
- Read Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses: A Decade of Change
Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses is managed and coordinated by CMHA BC on behalf of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. The lead partners are CMHA BC and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research.