UCalgary mental health services

Taking care of your mental health is important. We have professionals on site to help you get the right support at the right time.

Mental health services at UCalgary

For access to mental health support, email sar@ucalgary.ca. If you are a student in immediate distress, please contact one of our after-hours partners.

There’s many reasons to seek mental health support services at UCalgary. If you’re dealing with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or simply think you could feel better, email sar@ucalgary.ca or call 403-210-9355 to make an appointment.

Taking care of your mental health is important, and we have professionals on site to make sure you get the right support at the right time. During your first appointment, a support advisor will help you set goals and choose the right services for you.

  1. One-on-one support

    If you need individual support, there’s a number of options to fit your needs:

    • Medical care
    • Case management
    • Couple’s consultation
    • Counselling
  2. Education

    If you’re looking for ways to increase your resilience, learn skills to help you handle stress, emotions or problems, or just think you could feel better, there’s a number of options to help you:

  3. Referrals

    If you’ve tried our services and need specialized or long-term mental health support, we can make referrals to other services on campus or in the community.

To make an appointment, email sar@ucalgary.ca or call 403-210-9355 and select option #2 for counselling. Let us know if this is your first time coming in for counselling.

  1. Your first appointment

    During your initial appointment, You’ll get an assessment tool to fill out that helps identify your mental health concerns. One of our mental health professionals will help you set goals and come up with an action plan for the best services for you based on your needs. 

  2. Case management appointments

    You’ll have a designated Student Support Advisor you can check in with occasionally to follow-up on how you’re progressing toward your goals, if the services you’re using are still helping, and for suggestions for other services.

  3. Fees for services

    Our mental health and counselling services are free for UCalgary students, both undergrad and graduate.

  4. Cancellation policy

    Please give one full business days’ notice if you need to cancel an appointment.

    You might be billed for late cancellations or missed appointments. Fees vary by service type.  

Our best service, your best care

We use a coordinated care approach to ensure you receive the best support. Your designated mental health professional will work with you to assess your needs and get you into the best suited services as quickly as possible.

You may access Wellness Online, group programs, workshops, counselling (single-session or ongoing), referrals to other supports, student support, or a combination of these services.

If you call us after hours, you can access 24/7 mental health support

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Our counselling team is on campus to support your well-being. We offer goal-oriented, short-term support. If you need long term care, we can help you find and access the right service option.

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Student support

Our advisors are here to support you if need help accessing services for financial, housing or academic support, mental health support or information about safer drug and alcohol use.

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Student at Risk Team

If you know of a student who may be at risk of harming them self or others, the Student at Risk Team can help.

Learn about approaches to mental health and wellness from Healthy Campus Alberta

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