University of Calgary

Supporting Student Mental Health Conference

June 27, 2013

Dr. Heather Stuart, MA (Sociology), PhD (Epidemiology) is trying to change the way that people think about mental health. Two thirds of Canadians will not seek help because of the stigma or negative social reaction associated with mental illness. Professor Stuart is the inaugural holder of the recently established Bell Canada Chair in Mental Health and Anti-stigma Research and her keynote, “Why We Must Fight Stigma to Promote Mental Health” focuses on the additional stigma that youth face and will share examples of successful stigma reducing strategies aimed at youth to improve their quality of life.

Participants from nine Alberta colleges and universities will come together on June 27, 2013, to promote and discuss student health and wellness on Alberta post-secondary campuses. Through presentations and group conversation tables, they will share what they have learned through their programs as a way to develop better mental health programming for post- secondary students in Alberta.

Website: www.ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre/apseconference

WHAT: Supporting Student Mental Health: Building Healthy Campuses Conference

WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 2013

WHERE: Alberta Room, Dining Centre, 2500 University Drive N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Recommended parking: Lot 10, Lot 11 and Arts Parkade

WHO: 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Dr. Heather Stuart, MA (Sociology), PhD (Epidemiology), Queens University