Graduate Student Assistance Program (GSAP)

You can also learn about the GSAP in Farsi, Amharic, Arabic, Slovak, or Tigrinya.

Established in 2008 by a referendum and administered by Homewood Health, GSAP provides confidential counselling services on a broad range of issues including, but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, conflict, managing multiple life roles, etc. The GSAP also offers a wealth of health promotion programs and services including nutritional and fitness consultations, legal and financial consultations, and a health and wellness library of articles and e-courses.

Homewood Health's health professionals are registered psychologists or master's-level registered counsellors, chosen for their extensive experience dealing with a variety of psychological and health issues. The counselling provided is solution focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and the counsellor and client determine the number of sessions needed to address the issue.

All GSA members are enrolled in GSAP, and their partners and dependents can also access the program. Homewood Health's services are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

 

Services Include:

E-Learning Courses

Health and Wellness Companion

Mobile Solutions and Social Media

12 Weeks to Wellness

Nutritional Counselling

Taking Control of Your Money

Financial Consultation

Resolving Conflict in Intimate Relationship

New Parent Support

Foundations of Effective Parenting

Childcare and Parenting

Busy Family

Elder and Family Care

Legal Advisory

Taking Control of Alcohol Use

Smoking Cessation Program

Stop Smoking: Get You Life Back

Embracing Workplace Change

Career Counselling

Shift Worker Support

Taking Control of Stress

Responsible Optimism

Resilience

Taking Control of Your Mood

Taking Control of Anger

 

Register for Homewood Health e-Services

All graduate students, their partners, and their dependents can access GSAP electronic services by registering and creating a member profile.

Follow these steps:

  1. Visit Homewood's Homeweb
  2. Click "Sign Up"
  3. Enter your personal information, then click Next.
  4. Enter your company/organization by typing "Graduate Student" in the search field provided at this step. Select "Graduate Student Assistance Program" from the list of options.
  5. You may be asked to define your relationship to the GSA organization. Graduate students are members of the GSA. Their dependents/partners can select the appropriate option from the list provided.  

You now have a member profile for access to the services available to you. A confirmation email with access instructions will be forwarded to the email address that you provided during the registration process.