Mental health and self-care are essential to teaching and learning, and we all have a role to play in supporting our own and each other’s mental health. To ensure student mental health and wellness are supported in the learning environment, we have developed accessible resources to help build foundational knowledge, start conversations, find necessary support, and promote mental health literacy.  

Funded by the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and collaboratively developed by B.C. post-secondary faculty, staff, and students, the open educational resources (OER) we offer adhere to accessible, adaptable, culturally located, evidence-informed, inclusive, and trauma-informed principles.  

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Synchronous Training Resources for Post-Secondary Students

Starting a Conversation about Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students – Facilitator’s Guide for Use with Students

This adaptable resource covers foundational mental health and wellness information for post-secondary students and ways to respond to peers who are experiencing distress. It can be used for a two-to-three-hour synchronous training session or for self-study. It includes a facilitator’s guide, slides, and handouts.

Starting a Conversation About Suicide: Foundational Training for Students – Facilitator’s Guide for Use with Students

This adaptable resource offers sensitive, respectful, and detailed training on suicide awareness and response. It can be used for a two- to three-hour synchronous session, and it can be offered by counsellors and other trained staff to post-secondary students interested in creating safe and supportive environments on their campuses. It includes a facilitator’s guide, slides, and handouts.


Synchronous Training Resources for Post-Secondary Faculty and Staff

Capacity to Connect: Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellness – Facilitator’s Guide for Use with Faculty and Staff

This adaptable training resource covers foundational mental health and wellness knowledge for post-secondary faculty and staff and ways to support students in distress. It can be used for two-hour online or in-person training or for self-study. It includes a facilitator’s guide, slides, and handouts.

Let’s Talk About Suicide: Raising Awareness and Supporting Students – Facilitator’s Guide for Use with Faculty and Staff

This adaptable resource offers sensitive, respectful, and detailed training on suicide awareness and response. It can be used for two-hour synchronous training, and it can be offered by counsellors and other trained staff to post-secondary students interested in creating safe and supportive environments on their campuses. It includes a facilitator’s guide, slides, and handouts.


Asynchronous Training Resource for Post-Secondary Students (Coming January 2023)


Asynchronous Training Resource for Post-Secondary Faculty and Staff (Coming January 2023)


Supplementary Training Videos (Coming January 2023)


Webinars


Project Documents