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Student Resources

Mental Health Resources

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University has a Student Health and Wellness Centre, which contains access to social work services, a psychiatrist, counsellors and registered psychologists. In order to make an appointment with a counsellor for mental health purposes, the student must attend a walk-in counselling session first, which occurs at particular times of the weekdays and wait times vary. The centre also holds various events such as, managing anxiety workshops, eating-disorder support and self-care skills. Contact information for this centre is as followed:

2nd floor, LeMarchant Place
1246 LeMarchant Street
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
Phone: 902-494-2171
Fax: 902-494-6872
General enquiries: livewell@dal.ca

The Dalhousie College of Pharmacy has a Director of Student Affairs who is someone the students can go to with regards to experiencing problems with their mental health and their inability to focus or perform optimally in their academics. This faculty member can direct students to finding counselling services and contact their professors to accommodate these students, amongst other methods of support.

Memorial University of Newfoundland

At Memorial there is a Student Health Wellness and Counselling Centre for both physical and mental health. Services included for mental health are counselling, as well as less hands-on services that can be set-up for students, such as online therapy services.

Student Wellness and Counselling Centre
Memorial University of Newfoundland
University Centre, UC-5000, 5th Floor
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
A1C 5S7
(709) 864-8500 [Option #1] (phone)
(709) 864-2087 (fax)
No email available.

University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
  • UBC Campus-Wide Wellness Center
  • UBC Campus-Wide Counselling Center – offers focus groups, group counselling, one-on-health
  • UBC Campus-Wide student medical services – offers counselling with psychiatry, psychology or physicians
  • UBC Campus-Wide Animal therapy
  • UBC Campus-Wide Safe Space
  • UBC Pharmacy study services
  • UBC CAPSI – Stress relief events (ie. yoga, drugs&pugs – animal therapy)
Université Laval

At UL there’s a committee for the whole university for suicide prevention. Across all campus there are “Sentinelles” that are trained to help students struggling with their mental health.

For more info: http://www.reseausentinelles.ulaval.ca

Phone number: 418-656-7987

University of Manitoba

There are different Student Counselling Centre locations depending on the campus – Main (Fort Garry) or Health Sciences (Bannatyne).

Fort Garry
474 University Centre
Bannatyne
S207 Medical Services Building
Phone: 204-474-8592 (for both of these locations)

 

There is also an Employee Wellness Specialist/Campus Mental Health Facilitator with whom students can get in touch with:

Arlana Vadnais
Phone: 204-474-8323
Email: Arlana.Vadnais@umanitoba.ca

 

Services available:

  • Professional Counsellors, with a variety of training backgrounds (e.g., Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Educational Psychology and Social Work) are available to provide support and problem-solving assistance for emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, etc.), interpersonal problems (e.g., couple counselling, counselling to help graduate students work more effectively with their advisor), stressful life situations and career indecision.
  • Groups and Workshops. Groups and workshops are a great way to work through and take action on questions or challenges you have. We have many different groups and workshops available including groups for anxiety, depression, coping and relationships.
  • Career Inventories. The SCC offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) to help you with your career decision-making and planning. Students interested in either of these inventories should first consult Career Services staff for their career planning needs.

 

More info: http://umanitoba.ca/mentalhealth/

Université de Montréal

At UdeM, there is the CSCP (“Centre de santé et de consultation psychologique”, or Health and Psychological Counseling Center). Its goal is to maintain and provide physical and psychological health for all UdeM staff and students. Professionals from the psychology, nutrition, physiotherapy, nursing, and medicine departments can be consulted. The CSCP’s secretariat office is located at 2101 Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit, within the UdeM campus, and can be contacted from the following number : 1-514 343-6452.

UdeM’s local council’s President is working towards creating a new position and committee within the local council whose role would be to promote mental health and provide mental health services for all UdeM pharmacy students. More details to come in the future.

University of Saskatchewan

At U of S there is no specific mental health resources available executed by the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.

The Student Wellness Centre offers urgent and non-urgent physical and mental health care to U of S students and their spouses and children.

1-306-966-5768          student.health@usask.ca
Address Third floor (Rm. 310) and fourth floor, Place Riel Student Centre
Hours 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday
https://students.usask.ca/health/centres/wellness-centre.php

 

There is also a Drop-in Peer Support Group operated by the Peer Health Mentors that has drop in sessions a couple times per week.

Third Floor Place Riel Student Centre Peer Health Room

2017/18 Times TBD.

 

The USSU (University of Saskatchewan Student Union) Health plan offers 80% coverage (up to $750 per year) for off campus psychologist visits.

 

A Mental Health Support Group meets every Wednesday at 7pm in the USSU Help Centre, (located in room 105, Memorial Building).
The group gives students the opportunity to meet and get to know other students who are dealing with mental health. You will meet, discuss and get to know others who have been dealing with mental health. The group offers a safe space and provides resources that can benefit your mental health.

https://ussu.ca/main-page/centres/help-centre/programs-services/

University of Toronto

Pharmacy students can direct concerns to the faculty’s registrar, Brenda Thrush:

Teva-Novopharm Student and Academic Services Centre
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
144 College Street, Fourth Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 3M2
Brenda Thrush: (416) 978-2873, brenda.thrush@utoronto.ca

 

Alternatively, for mental health services, U of T’s Health and Wellness Centre accepts students on a first-come, first-served basis (drop-in or scheduled appointments).

  • Book online through the Health & Wellness Web Access portal: my.healthandwellness.utoronto.ca
  • Call: 416-978-8030
  • In person at the clinic

214 College Street, 2nd Floor
Koffler Student Services Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9
(use the St. George Street entrance)

General inquiries not related to personal health: healthask@mail.studentlife.utoronto.ca

University of Waterloo

Waterloo school of pharmacy has a school counsellor Dave McKay who comes to the school of pharmacy every other Wednesday for appointments with pharmacy students. Students can call 519-888-4567 ext. 32655 on weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm to book an appointment.

There is also a club at the school of pharmacy RxPRN (Pharmacy Peer Relief Network). You can email UWRxPRN@gmail.com to be connected with a peer mentor, or you can submit an anonymous question that will be posted and answered on their website at http://uwrxprn.wixsite.com/open.

Students can also access services at the University of Waterloo main campus. These services include individual appointments, seminars and workshops, group therapy, etc. Students can feel free to drop by their office in Needles Hall addition, 2nd Floor or phone 519-888-4567 ext. 32655 to learn more about their services and register for them.