Do you ever wonder about how policies in college and university environments might be used to promote mental health and reduce risky substance use?
Do you wonder how practices of instructional design might be used to cultivate healthier campuses?
What are your ideas about the connections between advocacy, human rights, mental health and substance use?
Is your institution at a point of developing and implementing a comprehensive mental health strategy? Do you have experiences to share? Would you like to learn more?
Do you have an animating question about mental health or substance use? Would you like to recruit support around your question?
If any of these questions activate or pique your interest, we would love to have you join us!
This unique, interactive event features leading thinkers and utilizes Open Space meeting processes. It has been designed to engage people with diverse experiences and perspectives: students, counsellors, campus professionals, faculty, administrators, community organizations and government representatives are being invited to this summit. Given your interest, knowledge, experiences and skills in campus mental health and substance use, we think you have an important contribution to bring to this discussion.
Summit delegates will have the opportunity to:
Enhance their understanding of how "upstream" and "systems" thinking might be applied to campus mental health promotion and healthy substance use strategies
Learn more about the role campus decision-makers have to play in cultivating mentally healthier campus communities
Develop more understanding around intersections between advocacy, human rights, mental health and substance use
Collaborate with provincial and local colleagues around problems, challenges and opportunities unique to their own campuses
Summit coordinator Jonny Morris gives an introduction to the conference: