Mental Health Services

Direct access services

Peer listening

Come visit with a trained student volunteer who is ready to listen and talk with you about your concerns. Peer listeners are knowledgeable about on- and off-campus resources.

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Self-help resources

Access videos, learning modules, online information, apps, and more that provide mental health information and strategies to help you make positive changes to your health and wellbeing.  Available any time of day!

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Student Wellness Services offers a variety of workshops that cover various mental health topics.

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Mental health educational groups

These multi-session, ongoing groups provide support, mental health information, and strategies to promote your well-being.

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Single Session Counselling

Single session counselling provides faster access to support at the time when students (you!) need it most. You might think of it as “one at a time” counselling: For your counselling appointment you will have about an hour to explore concerns, gain insights, and co-create some ideas and strategies you can leave the appointment with. Many of our students find that one session of counselling meets their needs, but if you feel at the end of the session something more is needed, you can discuss this with the counsellor, and further supports on or off-campus will also be explored. With appointments available from Monday to Friday, you’ll usually be able to book a 75-minute appointment within a week.

Referral required:

Coordinated care

The purpose of coordinated care is to help you reach your optimum level of wellness through practical problem solving, resource navigation, and linking & liaising with campus and community resources.

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Brief individual counselling

Using a brief model, individual counselling aims to help you address concerns through connection with helpful resources and short-term, goal-focused support.

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We offer psychiatric consultations and treatment for UCalgary students using a short–term model (usually up to six sessions). Referrals are only made by a community-based or Student Wellness Services physician.

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