Student mental health and well-being support

Student Support Advisors are here for you

Student Support Advisors are here for you. Our team of Student Support Advisors (Registered Social Workers and a Registered Nurse) are here to help you with any issues keeping you from personal or academic success, using a coordinated care approach. 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. Coordinated care can occur concurrently with individual counselling.

Student Support Advisors can help you: 

  • Find positive ways to cope
  • Manage problematic behaviours
  • Improve personal functioning
  • Enhance your strengths
  • Increase confidence in your academic ability
  • Make general improvements to your well-being
  • Navigate systems on- and off-campus
  • Access culturally relevant wellness supports (such as Cultural and Spiritual Advising for Indigenous students)
  • With goal-setting and achieving those goals
  • Offering supportive check-ins on an as needed basis

Maintain your wellness

Your Student Support Advisor is here for you if you need extra support to maintain your mental health and well-being.

If you need help finding services on or off campus to improve your housing or financial situation, or mental health or academic support  – talk to your advisor. 

If you're struggling to navigate the public health, university or mental health systems, your advisor can help.

Have you experienced discrimination or harassment?

UCalgary is committed to creating a safe and inclusive campus environment for everyone. If you or someone you know have experienced any form of discrimination or harassment including behaviours that may be racist, sexist or homophobic, these offices can provide advice and assistance:

Direct access services

Mental health support includes more than one-on-one counselling. Find the right service option for you.

Peer support

Want to talk to someone who gets it? Find a peer support program that fits your schedule. Find peer support options »

Self-help resources

Learn new coping skills and strategies at your own pace. Our online learning options include videos, online mindfulness, and webinars. View self-help resources »


Looking for effective strategies to maintain positive mental health? Register for one of our workshops »


Looking to learn new skills to maintain your well-being? View our group programs to find the right support for you. Find a group program »