Feeling well is vital to student success in class and at work. Here are a number of resources that support student mental health.
There are several helpful resources and documents on this page for all members of the CapU community.
Resources for students
Check out these helpful handouts:
- Coping with Depression (pdf)
- Developing Positive Self-Esteem (pdf)
- Managing Test Anxiety (pdf)
- Panic Attacks (pdf)
- Preventing Suicide (pdf)
- Strategies for Managing Stress (pdf)
- Top 10 University Survival Skills (pdf)
Resources for faculty and staff
During office hours, counsellors are available for consultation to help students. These handouts also provide information on how to assist students in need:
Community Resources List (pdf) includes help for alcohol and drug addiction, sexual assault, domestic abuse, gambling addiction and legal advice.
Frequently asked questions
Here is a list of Counselling Services' most frequently asked questions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question that isn't listed here.
Counsellors can talk to you about a number of issues including:
- assertiveness skills;
- eating disorders;
- grief and loss;
- goal-setting and motivation;
- relationship difficulties;
- stress management;
- suicidal feelings; and
- time management.
No, you must currently be enrolled in at least one class to be eligible for a counselling or career counselling appointment.
Career Assessment Testing measures your interests, personality, values and more. This information may help you to choose an occupation that is a good fit for you.
Counsellors in post-secondary settings typically have a minimum of a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology (Behavioural Sciences such as counselling psychology, clinical psychology, & social work). They are trained to help their clients work through and resolve emotional and personal problems, such as anxiety, homesickness, addiction, eating disorders, depression, and relationship difficulties. They do not prescribe medication.
Psychiatrists have a degree in medicine, with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, emotional disorders, and behavioural problems. They often choose to prescribe medication in their treatments.
Registered Psychologists are registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. They may specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses, emotional disorders, learning disorders, neurological disorders, and behavioural problems. They do not prescribe medication.