We gratefully acknowledge that this facilitator’s guide and the associated presentation have been adapted from the University of British Columbia’s training, Mental Health Literacy for Student Leaders, by University of British Columbia (UBC) Student Health and Wellbeing staff. While we don’t have the names of all the authors who contributed to the UBC training over the years, we would like to thank those people who worked with BCcampus on this newly adapted version: Tam Uden, Freeman Woolnough, Karen Moss, Kelly White, Patty Hambler, and Levonne Abshire.

A thank you is extended to the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training for its support, to BCcampus for its collaborative leadership, to the Mental Health and Wellness Advisory Group, and to the adaptation authors and collaborators whose knowledge and expertise informed this adapted version.

We would also like to thank Matty Hillman for piloting this workshop with students in summer 2021, and the eight post-secondary students from around the province who participated in the training, wrote scenarios, and offered feedback. See Appendix 6 for the list of authors, contributors, and advisory group members.

The development team and authors who worked on this resource are dispersed throughout British Columbia and Canada, and they wish to acknowledge the following traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories from where they live and work: Algonquin Anishinabeg Territory in Ottawa, Ontario; xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories in Vancouver, B.C.; Syilx Okanagan Territory in Kelowna, B.C.; Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen)/Songhees territories in Victoria, B.C.; and the Kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in Port Moody, B.C. We honour the knowledge of the peoples of these territories.


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Starting A Conversation About Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students Copyright © 2021 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.

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