Services for Off-Campus Students

Are you a student who is studying off campus, or are you unable to access our in-person mental health because you’re in a community-based program? If so, we have a Distance Student Support Advisor who is available for you. They’re here to help you with anything that may be preventing you for achieving personal or academic success. Issues they can help address include stress, anxiety, loneliness and isolation.

To contact our Distance Student Support Advisor, please email at distancesupport@ucalgary.ca and indicate the community in which you are studying.

Important Information about accessing Mental Health Services

Please be aware that due to regulations governing the practice of psychology, counselling services are only permitted to be provided to students who are in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick at the time of the appointment. If you are currently located in one of these provinces, and would like to access counselling services, please contact us to set an appointment or get more information SWSMentalHealth@ucalgary.ca (please indicate current province in which you are located).

Accessing Mental Health Supports

  • 24-hour Crisis Lines
  • Call 2-1-1 for referrals to community, government, and social services within location
  • Canadian Mental Health Association - Recovery College Calgary for online and interactive group programming emphasizing connection, hope and belonging
  • Wellness Together Canada: Get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional.

U of C Student Wellness Services 

Healing Clouds
Healing Clouds is a global platform that offers online mental wellbeing therapy sessions anytime, anywhere.
https://www.healingclouds.com/

BetterHelp
A virtual therapy platform connecting individuals around the globe to mental health professionals
https://www.betterhelp.com/

Therapist Assisted Online (TAO)
A series of online mental health modules and tools, free for all Trent students

https://thepath-ca.taoconnect.org/

Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall)
An anonymous online community for support, monitored by professional helpers with discussion boards, resources, and tools about mental health

https://togetherall.com/en-ca/