For Faculty and Staff

Services for Faculty and Staff to Support Students

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


CCS staff frequently answer questions or offer support and guidance around how to help students who may be struggling with their mental health. Common reasons to consult include: how to respond to a concerning comment and/or behaviour from a student, how to handle a sensitive matter with a student in distress, or how to support a student who has disclosed mental health struggles. Call our main office at 780-492-5205 to request a consult.


Psychologists can be booked on standby to debrief a stressful or concerning meeting with a student after the meeting occurs. Diffusions are typically arranged when the meeting content is sensitive in nature and when there is concern it will negatively affect the student’s well-being. Diffusion meetings are voluntary and confidential. During the diffusion, the psychologist can provide momentary support and help the student understand and navigate on-campus services that may be beneficial for them.


If you would like to arrange for a CCS staff member to come and give a presentation about a mental-health topic, please explore our Request a Workshop page

Drop-in Staff & Faculty Workshops

The following workshops are free to any interested UAlberta staff or faculty members:

Identifying, Helping, and Referring Students in Distress

Do you think a student might be struggling? Not sure what to say or do? This workshop will help you learn about common indicators of distress and what you can do to help.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Register here


Building Resilience in Classrooms

Faculty and staff will learn practical, concrete practices they can use in classrooms and other academic settings to build teaching and learning spaces that support mental health resilience for themselves and students.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register here

Other Support for Faculty & Staff

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