Creating a community of caring

The Campus Mental Health Strategy is a bold commitment to the importance of mental health and well-being of our university family.

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Progress

From reducing stigma on our campus to examining institutional policies through a mental health lens, explore what has happened since our 2015 launch.

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Rumika

Make time for your mental wellness

For Rumika Mascarenhas, dance helps her build resilience and balance during stressful times.

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The City of Calgary's Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

The City of Calgary recently passed Calgary's Mental Health and Addiction Strategy. Along with other stewards and community advocates, representatives from our UCalgary community brought research and applied knowledge of our own caring campus to the conversation.

Some of the focus areas like better coordination of services and improved information sharing are important to our own Campus Mental Health Strategy (CMHS). Check out the below initiatives for our own community, created to build better connection with local services and resources.

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Community initiatives

After Hours Support

When Student Wellness Services offices are closed, callers are given the option to connect directly with a Woods Homes crisis counsellor or the Distress Centre. UCalgary students can access them directly or by calling Student Wellness Services 403-210-9355.

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Mental Health Consultant

Operating within business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), our mental health consultant offers a broad range of support for staff, faculty, and post-docs by connecting with mental health resources on and off campus. Access the consultant through Staff Wellness by calling 403-220-2918.

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K-12 Transition

UCalgary works with other Calgary post secondary institutions to connect with the K-12 system to better support student transitions into postsecondary life. Some of this work includes working with local school boards to understand the needs of transitioning students and to develop resources to better support that transition.


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