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  1. Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses Post-Summit Activities

    Keynote address It Takes a Whole Campus...Promoting Mental Health for Students, Faculty and Staff Trevor Hancock Twenty-five years ago, the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion launched the 'settings approach' to health promotion. The promotion o ...

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  2. Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses Summit 2011

    Information and Registration | Overview | Program | Workshop | Resources | PDF invite | Media Release Registration Registration cut-off is Monday, November 14. Register for the main summit To maximize engagement and opportunities for dialogue and solution ...

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  3. Making the Most Out of Making Your School Smoke-Free

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    In September 2007, the BC government took an important step in reducing youth smoking rates by banning the use of tobacco on school grounds. Previous tobacco control legislation had only banned tobacco use inside the schools. The smoking ban on its own, h ...

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  4. Pressures of Student Life Demand Awareness and Support

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    Over the last 20 years or so, in BC and across Canada, colleges and universities have expanded their programs and have opened them to a wide variety of learners. This has been largely in response to today’s labour market, which demands more basic training ...

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  5. Program: Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses Summit 2011

    Information and Registration | Overview | Workshop | Resources | PDF invite Thursday, November 17 1-4:30pm BC Post-Secondary Counsellors’ Association Planning Meeting 1:30-4pm CMHA's Mental Health Works: "Issues and Solutions" Facilitator: ...

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  6. Rethinking Drinking

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    It’s Monday morning and you have class first thing. You hit the snooze button on your alarm at least three times. When you’re finally up and walking, you can still feel the headache you had all weekend, the remnants of a bad hangover. As you slip into cla ...

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  7. Rethinking Drug Education

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    It’s a familiar pattern. A story breaks in the media about some new drug being used by young people. Soon the buzz is about how this new drug is the most harmful and most addictive drug yet discovered. And then someone suggests that schools should solve t ...

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  8. Shifting the Focus

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    It’s no secret that risky drinking by university students is a major concern for public health. According to the 2004 Canadian Campus Survey, 32% of undergraduates in Canada reported harmful patterns of drinking. 1 ...

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  9. Supporting Mental Health and Wellness

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    The topic of goals and grades often comes to mind when we think of school. Usually it’s the school that assigns the grades. But maybe it’s time the tables were turned. What if post-secondary institutions had to learn how to support the mental health and h ...

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  10. The BC Campus

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    for many people, “campus life” conjures up images of post-secondary students going wild with alcohol and other drugs. Some of these images come from students themselves, reliving—and perhaps embellishing—their campus escapades. Other images come from movi ...

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