Resources for Faculty + Staff Supporting Students

Support for Faculty & Staff

U of A faculty and staff who are looking for personal support can connect with the Employee and Family Assistance Program.

CCS offers the following services to all U of A staff and faculty:


Staff and faculty can consult with CCS for support and guidance on how to help students who are struggling with their mental health. Common reasons to consult include how to support a student in distress, how to handle a sensitive matter with a student or how to deal with mental health related disclosures from students. Call us at 780.492.5205 to request a consult.

If you are worried a student may be a risk to themselves or others, contact Helping Individuals at Risk (HIAR).

For ideas on how to help and a list of relevant services for students, check out the university’s How To Help Guide.

Request a Workshop

Book a 60-90 minute mental health workshop for your group or unit. Our most popular workshop for staff/faculty is “Identifying, Helping & Referring Students in Distress” where you will learn how to help students who are struggling with their mental health.

Request a workshop

Satellite Psychologists

Satellite Psychologists are part of the CCS team, but they are located in specific faculties to help staff and faculty better support student mental health. They are available to consult on concerns, deliver workshops and also collaborate on projects and events. Satellite Psychologists are currently partnered with the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Students (GPS).

Learn more about the satellite team

Letter Policy

Please note your students cannot come to CCS for the sole purpose of requesting a letter to support a deferral of an exam or an assignment. Current or ongoing clients may receive documentation under certain conditions at the discretion of their treatment provider.

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