Student Services

Mental Health Distress Lines:

  • Distress Centre Calgary: 403-266-HELP (4357)
  • Distress Centre Edmonton: 780-482-HELP (4357)
  • Mental Health Help Line (24 hours): 1-877-303-2642
  • Crisis text line: Text CONNECT to 741741
  • Crisis counselling for indigenous peoples: 1-855-242-3310/
  • CMHA Online Crisis Chat:
  • Distress Centre Online Crisis Chat: Access Counselling Services:
    • Rural and all Alberta: Virtual counselling available.
    • Calgary:
    • Edmonton: Anderson Center walk-in or phone access line – 780-424-2424Affordable Therapy Options:
    • Peer Support: Togetherall
    • Counselling services and community program directory: Programs & Resources:
    • Canadian Mental Health Association’s free Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program:
    • Anxiety Canada: My Anxiety Plan Self-help course for managing mild to moderate anxiety.
    • Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
      Resources for dealing with pandemic isolation, loss of income, and mental health decline.

Shelter Services:

  • Shelter Safe: Women’s domestic violence and transitional housing information.
  • Alberta Health Services Shelter services: Services:
  • Alberta Health Services Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322
  • Apps:
  • MindShift (from Anxiety Canada) based CBT and mindfulness app.

• Calm Harm – games that help you resist the urge to self-harm.

• MoodFlow – track patterns and cycles of your moods in daily life.

  • Moodpath: Depression and anxiety app to track and explore treatment options.
  • Talk Life: Depression and anxiety app to connect with community support in group therapy style interactions.
  • Articles:
  • Anxiety Canada: Resources, tips, information, and worksheets on Anxiety, sleep hygiene, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • 11 Ways to Cope with Anxiety including short-term and long-term strategies
  • TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend
  • How to Be Good at Stress

Peer Mentorship Guidelines

Peer Mentorship is a program that provides one-on-one tutoring between first and second year students. Students who are interested in tutoring or in being tutored can contact Student Services to be paired up with another student.

This is a volunteer-based program. The resources available for the second year students while mentoring include:

  • Modules
  • Learning Management System
  • Campus library textbooks, case studies and articles
  • Massage videos
  • Skeletons (in-class)
  • Massage tables, pillows, and bolstersStudents being mentored are required to bring their own linens and blankets to mentoring sessions.

    Students who participate in this program as a mentor are eligible to substitute 5 massages of their practicum competencies. Students are responsible for receiving signatures on their Practicum Hours Logs from a supervisor or an instructor.