Mental Health Supports for Students

Students experience a variety of stressors and challenges that are particular to academic life. When considering these demands in a larger context (i.e. personal and work life), mental health can become an area of struggle for many students.

The mental well-being of students at the U of A is the responsibility of the whole community - all individuals, services, groups, and programs contribute to student mental health.

Community Supports

Wellness Supports
Providing ongoing assistance to U of A students throughout the process of attaining appropriate mental health supports through bridging service gaps and connecting students to timely and effective resources.

Counselling and Clinical Services
Providing free, confidential counselling and psychiatric services, as well as resources, for a range of student mental health concerns.

First Peoples' House
Providing support to all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students in a variety of ways related to university life.

International Student Services
Supporting international students as they navigate the challenges of adjusting to life in Canada.

The Landing
A student space for gender and sexual diversity offering peer mentorship, resources, and referrals for students working through issues around gender and sexual identify related stressors.

Peer Support Centre
Trained volunteers offer peer support, crisis management, information and resources, and provide students with a safe place to talk.

Sexual Assault Centre
Offering free and confidential counselling and support for individuals affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, or stalking.

University Health Centre
Physicians provide comprehensive medical care to university students and staff, including assessment and treatment of mental health concerns.

The #UAlbertaCares video series highlights mental health strategies and explores various challenges and specific resources available to UAlberta students, faculty, and staff. 

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