Last updated: September 2, 2021
Due to professional restrictions, GBC Counselling Services can only offer mental health counselling to students who are currently located in the province of Ontario. However, there are other free, professional mental health counselling resources offered to students outside of Ontario during these difficult times as listed below. If your concern is mainly an academic issue, please contact your department, or us at email@example.com.
If you are looking for urgent support because of an imminent threat of harm to yourself or someone else, we strongly encourage you to contact emergency services local to your area.
Enrolled in the GBC Health Benefits Program?
We encourage you to try the free 24/7 multi-lingual counselling services provided by: We Connect (services can be offered online via video, telephone, or in-person by a counsellor in your area)
Not Enrolled in the GBC Health Benefits Program?
If you are located outside of Ontario, we encourage you to try the free multi-lingual telephone/chat counselling services provided by: Keep.meSAFE
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, here is a list of additional resources you can use to find support in your country.
- Within Canada: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health
- Outside of Canada: Suicide Stop, Open Counselling
- To talk to volunteer listeners online for free, 24/7, please visit 7 Cups
To learn more about mental health issues and useful strategies to address them, please browse our website where we maintain a curated list of up-to-date and relevant resources to help you get the answers and the tools you need to help you manage your mental health challenges on your own.