Mental Health Resources
Peer Support Center:
The Peer Support Centre (PSC) is a Students' Union service that offers a free, confidential, and non-judgemental place to talk to someone for support. No issue is too big or too small. Our trained volunteers offer peer support, crisis management, information and resources, as well as a safe and confidential place to talk. Our volunteers will listen to help you uncover some steps you can use to improve your situation, no matter what the issue. We also have a library of on and off campus resources to give you an idea of where to go when you leave the Centre.
Canadian Mental Health Association:
The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA regions provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based.
Counselling and Clinical Services (on Campus):
Counselling & Clinical Services aims to provide accessible and compassionate psychological and psychiatric services to U of A students. Using a short-term therapy model, we help students improve their personal, social, and academic well-being.
Graduate Student Assistance Program [GSAP]:
(Provided by Homewood Health, 24/7, 365 days a year. ) http://www.homewoodhealth.com/health
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.