Graduate Student Assistance Program

You can also learn about the Graduate Student Assistance Program in Farsi, Amharic, Arabic, Slovak, or Tigrinya.

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.



GSAP: Homewood Pathfinder

Homewood Pathfinder is an interactive tool that includes: 

  • Use the simple PulseCheck slider to track feelings over time and tailored recommendations.
  • Get personalized service offerings based on your unique needs and preferences.
  • Use clinically validated screeners for depression, anxiety, and trauma and other presenting issues.
  • Book and change virtual counseling appointments easily through your dashboard

How to access Homewood Pathfinder

  1. NEW (May 26, 2022) Get your invitation code by checking your University of Alberta email or calling the Homewood customer service center at 780-428-7587.
  2. Visit Homewood's Homeweb.
  3. Create an account and you will be prompted to enter the invitation code.
  4. If you already have an account, log out, and then log back in again to input the invitation code.
  5. Fill in your profile, complete a quick PulseCheck, and add some details about your concerns to start receiving personalized support recommendations.


Services Include:

E-Learning Courses Financial Consultation Elder and Family Care Career Counselling
Health Assessments Resolving Conflict in Intimate Relationship Legal Advisory Shift Worker Support
Mobile Solutions and Social Media New Parent Support Taking Control of Alcohol Use Taking Control of Stress
Jumpstart Your Wellness Foundations of Effective Parenting Smoking Cessation Program Responsible Optimism
Nutritional Counselling Childcare and Parenting Stop Smoking: Get You Life Back Resilience
Taking Control of Your Money Busy Family Embracing Workplace Change Taking Control of Your Mood
Taking Control of Anger