Book Title: Starting A Conversation About Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students

Subtitle: Facilitator’s Guide for Use with Post-Secondary Students

Authors: UBC Student Health and Wellbeing Staff; Jewell Gillies; Barbara Johnston; Liz Warwick; Dagmar Devine; Jenny Guild; Arica Hsu; Hamza Islam; Mehakpreet Kaur; Malena Mokhovikova; Jackson Mackenzie Nicholls; and Calla Smith

Book Description: "Starting a Conversation about Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students" includes a facilitator’s guide with handouts and a PowerPoint presentation. This adaptable training 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.

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Starting a Conversation about Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students includes a facilitator’s guide with handouts and a PowerPoint presentation. 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. This resource has a decolonized perspective and was guided by the following principles: accessible, adaptable, culturally located, evidence-informed, inclusive, and trauma-informed. Handouts include a wellness wheel self-assessment tool, information on coping strategies, mental health resources, and scenarios and responses written by post-secondary students.

Authors

UBC Student Health and Wellbeing Staff; Jewell Gillies; Barbara Johnston; Liz Warwick; Dagmar Devine; Jenny Guild; Arica Hsu; Hamza Islam; Mehakpreet Kaur; Malena Mokhovikova; Jackson Mackenzie Nicholls; and Calla Smith

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Starting A Conversation About Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students by UBC Student Health and Wellbeing Staff; Jewell Gillies; Barbara Johnston; Liz Warwick; Dagmar Devine; Jenny Guild; Arica Hsu; Hamza Islam; Mehakpreet Kaur; Malena Mokhovikova; Jackson Mackenzie Nicholls; and Calla Smith is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Subject

Mental health services

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Title
Starting A Conversation About Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students
Authors
UBC Student Health and Wellbeing Staff; Jewell Gillies; Barbara Johnston; Liz Warwick; Dagmar Devine; Jenny Guild; Arica Hsu; Hamza Islam; Mehakpreet Kaur; Malena Mokhovikova; Jackson Mackenzie Nicholls; and Calla Smith
Contributors
Susan Butland; Rafael de la Pena; Jagjeet Gill; Michelle Glubke; Matty Hillman; Sara LaMarre; Rhonda Schmitz; and Kaitlyn Zheng
License

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Starting A Conversation About Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students by UBC Student Health and Wellbeing Staff; Jewell Gillies; Barbara Johnston; Liz Warwick; Dagmar Devine; Jenny Guild; Arica Hsu; Hamza Islam; Mehakpreet Kaur; Malena Mokhovikova; Jackson Mackenzie Nicholls; and Calla Smith is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Starting A Conversation About Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students was adapted from Mental Health Literacy for Student Leaders © UBC Student Health and Wellbeing staff over the years. It was shared under a Memorandum of Understanding with BCcampus to be adapted as an open education resource (OER).

The Creative Commons license permits you to retain, reuse, copy, redistribute, and revise this book — in whole or in part —  for free providing the author is attributed as follows:

Starting A Conversation About Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students by UBC Student Health and Wellbeing Staff, Jewell Gillies, Barbara Johnston, Liz Warwick, Dagmar Devine, Jenny Guild, Arica Hsu, Hamza Islam, Mehakpreet Kaur, Malena Mokhovikova, Jackson Mackenzie Nicholls, and Calla Smith is used under a CC BY 4.0 Licence.

If you redistribute all or part of this book, it is recommended the following statement be added to the copyright page so readers can access the original book at no cost:

Download for free from the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.

Sample APA-style citation:
This resource can be referenced in APA citation style (7th edition), as follows:

UBC Student Health and Wellbeing Staff, Gillies, J., Johnston, B., Warwick, L., Devine, D., Guild, J., Hsu, A., Islam, H., Kaur, M., Mokhovikova, M., Nicholls, J. M., & Smith. C. (2021). Starting a conversation about mental health: Foundational training for students. BCcampus. https://opentextbc.ca/studentmentalhealth/

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Ebook ISBN: 978-1-77420-142-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-77420-141-1

This resource is a result of the BCcampus Mental Health and Wellness Project funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training (AEST).

Primary Subject
Mental health services
Additional Subject(s)
Adult education, continuous learning, Curriculum planning and development, Educational strategies and policy, Educational strategies and policy: inclusion, Ethnic groups and multicultural studies, LGBTQ+ / Gay and Lesbian Studies, Gender studies, gender groups, Indigenous peoples, Social attitudes, Social discrimination and equal treatment, Social groups and identities, Sociology, Social theory, Psychology, Teaching of students with different educational needs, Teacher training, Student life, Care of people with mental health issues, Coping with mental health issues
Publisher
BCcampus