Mental Health Services at The University of Calgary

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Do not place your mental wellness on the back-burner. If you need to speak with someone about it, the University of Calgary offers a number of options for its students. After surveying UCalgary students, we compiled a list to assist you in finding the best resources for your needs. Here are the available mental health services at the University of Calgary.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, some of these facilities may have restricted hours and require students to book appointments in advance. For more information, please contact these services. However, if this is an emergency, please contact 911.

Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre offers drop-in counselling. This is perfect if you are in need of someone to talk to about what you are currently feeling/facing. They also offer additional resources and alternative approaches to more traditional methods of treatment, so you can discover what works best for you. 

The Wellness Centre’s high-quality therapy is free and available for all students. Moreover, they employ specialists that work with common student concerns such as treating anxiety and depression. However, please keep in mind that sessions may not be for everyone and a few of them may even have a waitlist or long wait times. 

Mental Health Awareness (MHA) Club

MHA is a club at the University of Calgary that represents students who are dedicated to advocating positive treatment and respect when it comes to mental health. Their goal is to educate students on the various mental illnesses in order to redefine mental health. MHA provides volunteer and learning opportunities through its collaboration with the Wellness Centre as well as major organizations. In addition, it is a comfortable place to talk with your peers about your concerns.

Guidance Counsellors

Your guidance counsellors care about the mental health and wellbeing of their students. So don’t be afraid to reach out to them! Guidance counsellors can be contacted at any time, especially if it is regarding your course workload or the idea of switching your major. If you want to connect with your guidance counsellor, but you don’t know who to contact, visit UCalgary’s website for the sign-up information. 

Puppy Therapy

Lastly, there is the ever-popular puppy therapy at the Fitness Centre as a way of relieving stress and anxiety during a grueling semester. So enjoy the abundance of cuteness and fuzzy feelings that puppy therapy has to offer the University of Calgary students! This event occurs once or twice a semester.

In Conclusion… 

Never be afraid to seek out help. These mental health services at the University of Calgary are meant to help students through their darkest days. Therefore, make sure you utilize them so you can get back to reaching your academic goals and living well. Looking for more? Check out The Best Scholarships at The University of Calgary next.

Published on December 8, 2020

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