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Alcohol & Other Drugs

Campuses Resouces

Reprinted from "Campuses" issue of Visions Journal, 2007, 4 (3), p. 36

For Practitioners

Online Resources

  • BC Partners Campus Project. By the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information, led by the Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division. A project to bring together practitioners who care about campus mental health and substance use in BC. Includes links to research as well as a recent report from a bringing together of BC campuses in February 2008. www.bcpcampusproject.org

  • Substance Information Link. By the Centre for Addictions Research of BC. Although not higher education specific, a great BC/Canadian-based resource of research. Great evidence-based fact sheets on alcohol and other drugs if you click on the ‘Infosheets’ collection. www.silink.ca

  • Supporting Student Mental Health and Well-Being. By the Scottish Government. Information and guidance for practitioners on promoting and supporting student mental health and well-being. www.ssmh.ac.uk

  • The Mental Health of Students in Higher Education. Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), 2003. A policy report featuring background, conclusions and recommendations around practice and policy. www.rcpsych.ac.uk/files/pdfversion/cr112.pdf

  • Student Mental Health Planning, Guidance and Training Manual. A manual on how to develop mental health policies, train staff, raise awareness, and support students with mental health problems. www.studentmentalhealth.org.uk

  • College Drinking—Changing the Culture. A US-government resource centre on alcohol related research, policies, interactive tools, and a listserv. www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov

  • Higher Education Center for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention—Another US-government resource centre with a broader focus than alcohol. Click on the Publications part of the star icon. www.higheredcenter.org

Books

  • College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About it. Kadison, R. (2005). Publisher: Jossey-Bass.

  • Dying to Drink: Confronting Binge Drinking on College Campuses. Wechsler, H. (2002). Publisher: Rodale. A book whose findings are drawn from the recent Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Studies.

  • College Mental Health Practice. Grayson, P. & Meilman, P.W. (eds). (2006). Publisher: Brunner-Routledge.

 

For Students

  • HeretoHelp.bc.ca. By the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. Find quality information on mental health, mental illness, and substance use. Learn self-help skills and connect with others through this site. www.heretohelp.bc.ca

  • Your Education, Your Future. From the Canadian Mental Health Association. This guide helps students with a mental illness face the challenges of post-secondary education. www.cmha.ca/youreducation

  • Youth in BC. If you’re stressed, depressed, or struggling, use a live online chat to talk to a trained volunteer from 2pm–midnight, 7 days a week. www.youthinbc.com. You can also email youthinbc@crisiscentre.bc.ca or make a free, 24/7 call to 1-866-661-3311.

  • ‘How to Cope…’ booklets. Mind, a UK mental health charity, has two great booklets for post-secondary students: ‘How to Cope with the Stress of Student Life’ and ‘How to Cope with Exam Stress.’ www.mind.org.uk/Information/Factsheets and go to ‘S’ for ‘Students’

Disclaimer:

This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources

 

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