We launched the Campus Mental Health Strategy in December 2015.
With all of our 28 strategic recommendations underway or complete, check out some of the progress we've made below.
2018 Progress Highlights
Harm reduction support
An opioid awareness campaign is current underway, led by Student Wellness Services.
The Post Alcohol Support Space has been utilized and has garnered attention from other Canadian post-secondaries looking to apply our model.
We are currently collaborating with Siksika’s Old Sun Community College to develop and deliver more student-focused Indigenous mental health training.
A CMHS grant has funded a project led by the Native Centre to develop trust, healing and engagement for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students through cultural workshops and access to Elders, healers and Traditional Knowledge Keepers.
Peer support is now available five days a week, increasing from just one.
The Campus Community Hub has seen increases in visitors each year, and has expanded programming.
Staff and faculty support
The WellBeing and WorkLife portfolio has expanded on the success of The Working Mind Program by embedding the program into UAdvance and UManage, and also offers new modules and booster sessions.
Campus Community Hub celebrates one year
In March 2018, the Campus Community Hub celebrated one year of serving students and the wider campus community. Over 700 people accessed support, training and wellness services in the fall 2017 semester.
$55,000 in CMHS grants
The University of Calgary launched the annual CMHS Grants program, with $55,000 awarded to seven projects that fostered positive mental health and wellness
Indigenizing health offerings
A recently approved grant from Advanced Education will allow us to Indigenize several of our student health promotion offerings.
Mental health resource statement developed
A mental health resource statement is now included in the course calendar and in course outlines.
Intercultural Development Inventory workshop training
10 people have been trained to teach the Intercultural Development Inventory workshop (IDI).
New outdoor spaces constructed
A pilot project for creating new spaces of connection on our campus is underway with two picnic areas installed in January 2018.
Mental health workshops launched
The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning launched the Mental Health Workshop series reaching 145 people.
Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work Silver Level Certification
The University of Calgary received Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work Silver Level Certification(one of only two universities in Canada with this designation).
Record numbers out for UFlourish
Over 700 people attended the UFlourish Wellness Fair, led by the SU Wellness Centre and WellBeing and WorkLife, Human Resources and supported by the Campus Mental Health Strategy.
The Working Mind program launched on campus
Over 500 employees gained skills and insight through The Working Mind program, which received the Early Adopter Award from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.