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 2021, We Belong to Each Other: Cultivating Campus Communities for Mutual Well-Being, will take place virtually from February 22-25, 2021. This year’s Summit will strive to take a deeper look into our mutual well-being as we learn how to come together to build and strengthen our campus communities. From international students to part-time and mature students, from health promotion teams to administrative staff, from disability services to financial services; we all belong to our campuses, and we all can contribute to creating a sense of belonging within our communities. Registration is now open.
- Visit the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses website
- 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.