Are you interested in creating mental health and wellness open educational resources (OER)? Grants for OER development related to this project will be released in December 2020.
Mental Health and Wellness Education and Training Resources are supported by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training and led by BCcampus and an advisory group of students, staff, and faculty from B.C. post-secondary institutions.
We have developed two projects related to mental health in the B.C. post-secondary system:
- Mental Health and Wellness — Staff and Faculty Training provides access to education and training resources for staff and faculty to better enable them to support post-secondary students with their mental health and wellness.
- Mental Health and Wellness – Education and Training for Students provides access to education and training resources for students to support mental health and wellness during their post-secondary studies.
These projects support the Ministry’s work with post-secondary institutions on several mental health and wellness initiatives as part of a government-wide approach to improve mental health and substance use services for British Columbians.
We are conducting two environmental scans to gain a robust understanding of the perceived challenges and potential opportunities regarding mental health training in B.C. The information revealed through the scans will be analyzed by an advisory group to highlight gaps, opportunities, and recommendations on open resource design and delivery. The advisory group was formed specifically to provide advice on this project and consists of students, staff, and faculty with both lived experience and skills and training in the area of mental health in the B.C. post-secondary education system.
We are in the process of evaluating current mental health training in the sector to identify needs, which will inform the next steps to improving access to mental health training for students, staff, and faculty in the B.C. post-secondary education system.
If you have questions about the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.