Invitation to Upcoming Webinar

Designing Healthy Campus Communities: Enhancing Student Wellbeing & Academic Success (Free Webinar)

International Expertise, Local Leadership and Official Video Launch 

August 15, 2013 | 10:00am – 11:15am PDT
Stimulating Dialogue, Supporting Strategic and Sustainable Action
Pre-Registration Required - Click Here


The mental health and wellbeing of post-secondary students continues to gain attention and there is growing recognition of personal, academic and community impacts. However, complex factors including the environments where students live, learn, work and play strongly influence mental health and wellbeing which means there is no simple solution. To address these inter-related factors, momentum is building around a ‘whole campus’ approach that looks beyond individual students.

About the Webinar 

In preparation for a new academic year and on the heels of the release of the National College Health Assessment data, Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses is excited to invite all campus stakeholders – students, staff, faculty, administrators, community organizations and government partners – to participate in this free interactive webinar.

Presenters and participants will discuss the rationale, innovative methods and concrete examples for implementing a healthy campus community approach. 

Presenters Include:

Mark Dooris – an International Expert on Healthy Campuses and Director of the Healthy Settings Unit, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Stephen Smith – Director of Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention, British Columbia Ministry of Health
Andrew Petter – President and Vice-Chancellor, Simon Fraser University and the SFU Health Promotion Team
Click here to learn more about this webinar or to register

Excerpt from National College Health Assessment 2013
Canadian Consortium Reference Group of 34,039 Students

In the last 12 months:

89.3% felt overwhelmed by all they had to do

86.9% felt exhausted (not from physical activity)
63.9% felt very lonely
56.5% felt overwhelming anxiety
53.8% felt things were hopeless 

37.5% felt so depressed that it was difficult to function
9.5% seriously considered suicide 

"Everyone has a role to play. There are opportunities to be innovative and strategic in designing healthy campus communities where all students can learn and thrive."

The “Designing Healthy Campus Communities” video was collaboratively developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division (coordinating agency for Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses) and Simon Fraser University Health Promotion. This video captures the momentum towards a “whole campus” approach shared by Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses Community of Practice members and aims to further stimulate dialogue and action at campuses across British Columbia and beyond.
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