Health and Wellness Support

Health Services

  • ACCESS Open MindsProviding 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.
  • ACCESS Outreach TeamConnecting students to a variety of on-campus wellness services.
  • Accessing Health Services in CanadaGet help navigating and accessing health care and health information.
  • Counselling and Clinical ServicesFree, confidential services for a range of student mental health concerns.
  • Peer Support CentreTrained peer support, crisis management, information and resources, and a safe place to talk.
  • Sexual Assault CentreFree and confidential counselling and support for individuals affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, or stalking.
  • University Health CentreWhether you are feeling unwell or it's time for a regular check-up, the physicians and nurses at the University Health Centre are here to help.
  • University Health Centre PharmacyOn campus pharmacy dedicated to serving all students with a full selection of prescription and over-the-counter medications, health and wellness products, and a comprehensive range of services. 

Workshops & Training

  • Community Helpers Program The program builds on your natural helping ability by providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to support your peers' mental health and well-being.
  • QPR Training QPR is a certified suicide prevention training program that teaches the skills to recognize and support people who may be having thoughts of suicide.
  • Sexual Assault Centre Workshops Education is key to facilitating meaningful change on our campus. The Centre offers interactive awareness workshops on sexual assault and issues related to sexual assault for all groups in the community.


Off-Campus Resources

Community Resources

  • Access Outreach Team Connects students to a variety of on-campus wellness services.
  • Community Social Work Team Helps students establish connections with each other and the campus community.
  • First Peoples' House Providing an environment of empowerment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit learners to achieve personal and academic growth.
  • Healthy Campus Unit Health promotion, health education, and student health research for the U of A community, offering a variety of opportunities for student involvement in campus health.
  • Interfaith Chaplains Association Find spiritual guidance, care, and support, whether or not you identify with a particular faith.
  • International Student Services Supports international students as they navigate the challenges of adjusting to life in Canada.
  • The Landing 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.
  • Health and Wellness Access for Students Living Outside of Alberta If you reside outside of Alberta, there are Health and Wellness services available to you through the U of A. However, due to professional and legal restrictions, some of these services might look a bit different.

Mental Health Resources

  • On-Campus Resources View the programs, services, and events on campus that contribute to well-being and mental health.
  • My Mental Health Learn how checking in with yourself, connecting with your community, and giving back to your community can help improve and maintain your mental health.
  • Mental Health Check-in Take a few minutes to check-in with yourself and with those around you to encourage wellness in the campus community.
  • ACCESS Open Minds Learn how to access and engage with mental health supports with help from an ACCESS Community Broker.
  • WellTrack Learn how to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression using the WellTrack app.
  • #UAlbertaCares Explore various challenges and specific resources available to UAlberta students, faculty, and staff in this video series about mental health.

Substance Aware

Alcohol Awareness
Alcohol, like other drugs, can cause problems depending on how it's used. It can cause injuries, disease, and other negative effects. It's important to know what can happen so it doesn't lead to further problems.

Cannabis Awareness
The legalization of cannabis in Canada represents a significant change in how we talk about, view, and use cannabis. What does legalization mean for each of us as members of the U of A community?

Fentanyl and Naloxone Awareness
Fentanyl is a powerful and toxic drug that is often made illegally and sold on the streets or cut into other drugs. Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Substance Use and COVID-19
Substance use is a coping mechanism that you may find yourself relying on during the COVID crisis. Substance use includes alcohol and drugs (illegal, prescription), cigarettes, inhalants or solvents. If you are increasing your substance use during this time, check in with yourself and see how you are feeling and how this coping mechanism is affecting your behaviour and impacting your life.

Fitness & Well-being