Services

Mental Health & Counselling

COUNSELLING APPOINTMENTS

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the counselling department is offering remote counselling sessions (telephone/video) as well as face-to-face services on campus.

SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS

Students who have not seen an MHC counsellor before can schedule an initial screening appointment by calling the advising desk at 403.529.3819 or contact Andreea Vrabie.

Students who have seen an MHC counsellor before can book an appointment by calling the advising desk at 403.529.3819 or contacting their counsellor directly: Marie Wanty, Landyce Stevenson, or Kelly Mills.

DROP-IN APPOINTMENTS

Drop-in counselling sessions are offered on Wednesdays. Appointments are available all day (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.), first come first served, and must be booked that day by calling advising at 403.529.3819 or visiting the advising desk starting at 8 a.m.


GROUP PROGRAMS

Anxiety/Depression Peer Support - No registration required
Dates: Sept. 20 - Nov. 29, 2021 (every other Monday)
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: F1008

Description: Join us alternating Mondays to discuss experiences with anxiety and depression, and gain support from peers in a non-judgmental environment. This group is drop-in style.

Happiness Basics - Registration required, email avrabie@mhc.ab.ca
Dates: Sept. 23 - Nov. 11, 2021 (Thursdays)
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Crowfoot Room

Description: Alberta Happiness Basics™ is a simple, positive, empowering workshop for people who want to learn to be happier. This 7-week group teaches low-tech and low-cost skills for everyone - from those who are struggling with mild to moderate depression, to people who are flourishing.

Skills for Success with ADHD – No registration required
Dates: Sept. 28 – Oct. 26, 2021 (Tuesdays)
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: S146

Description: Join us on Tuesdays to learn new skills to master your ADHD. Guest speaker Dr. Swiegers will be appearing in one of the sessions to talk about medications. This group is drop-in style.

First Responder to Sexual Assault Training - Registration required, email avrabie@mhc.ab.ca
Dates: Thursday, Oct. 14 & Friday, Oct. 15, 2021
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: F1007

Description: The First Responder Training is designed to educate individuals about the social, cultural and legal aspects of sexual assault and abuse, which will enable them to recognize, define and respond appropriately to the continuum of behaviours that constitute sexual assault and abuse.


Telephone iconNeed Support Now?

If you are in distress outside of college hours please call the distress line at 1.800.784.2433. If it is an emergency, please call 911.


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.

LEARN MORE

Looking for additional mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out the online resources below:

Now available on Blackboard!
The mental health and counselling department has shared a resource module on Blackboard that includes information about COVID-19, self-help ideas, coping strategies, and a discussion board.

MHC students can access the modules by:

  • Logging into Blackboard with their mymhc.ca account
  • Clicking on Student Supports located in the Organization Catalogue in the lower left corner of the My Institution page
  • Selecting ‘AHealthyPlace_ORG’. From the drop-down arrow, choose enroll and click the submit button on the confirmation page. Once your enrolment is confirmed by a member of the counselling department, you will have access to this resource.

Anxiety:

Relaxation & Meditation

Depression

Click the links below to find resources on:

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.

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