Services

Mental Health & Counselling

With college life comes new experiences, new expectations and new pressures. If you are struggling with issues like depression or addiction, or are having a tough time managing stress or finding balance between school and life, MHC's counselling services are here to help.  

Personal counselling services are free and confidential. Our counsellors can also connect you with other on-campus support services or provide referrals to community agencies. To book or cancel an appointment, please call 403.529.3819.


WINTER 2020 PROGRAMS

Programs start January 6

CBT Self-Help Drop In [Mondays / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. / C225]
Students work independently on cognitive behavioural therapy work sheets. Topics include distorted thinking, anger, communication, healthy relationships, and more.  

30 Minute drop-in counselling sessions [Mondays and Thursdays / 1 - 3:30 p.m. / C233]
First come, first serve 

Knitting Group [Tuesdays / 1:30 - 3 p.m. / Front lounge area in the Vera Bracken Library]
Learn to knit while informally getting mental health support. We will be working together to make a blanket that will be donated at the end of the semester. All materials provided. No experience necessary. (Crocheters also welcome, bring own supplies)  

Animal Therapy [Wednesdays / 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. / Front lounge area in the Vera Bracken Library]
Interact with Rocky and Louie to decrease stress and build connection 

Creative Minds Group
Starting in February, time and date TBD.This group will consist of creative writing, painting, drawing, etc. and focus on maintaining mental wellness. Students must register for group. Please email lareshenkoff@mhc.ab.ca or kmills@mhc.ab.ca if you are interested in attending.  

The Inquiring Mind
This course is designed to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness. The session is three and a half hours and consists of mental health and illness on campus, stigma and discrimination on campus, warning signs, self-care, creating a supportive campus, and practical application.

Students must register for session, please e-mail lareshenkoff@mhc.ab.ca if you are interested in attending. Time and date TBD.


SUPPORT & RESOURCES

Do you know someone in distress? Not sure how to help?
If you know someone who is struggling, please review the following resources to help you identify behaviours of concern and ways to offer support. You can also contact the Student At Risk Support team.

Be There is a free, online educational resource created by Canadian youth mental charity, Jack.org. If a friend finds the courage to reach out to you about their mental health struggles, Be There’s 5 Golden Rules provides a framework for how to support them.

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Contact Us

Counselling Services are located with Academic Advising on the main floor of the Centre Core building.

Book Appointment
To book or cancel an appointment, please call 403.529.3819.

Confidential Voice Mail
To leave a confidential voice message for the counsellor, call 403.529.3935.

Brooks Campus
To contact the Student Support Specialist in Brooks, call 403.362.1697.