Mental Health & Counselling
Services available to students
Need Support Now?
If you are in distress outside of college hours please call the distress centre at 1.403.266.HELP (4357), or access one of the resources below. 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.
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.
- Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19
- Dealing with COVID anxiety
- Living with worry anxiety amidst global uncertainty
- Managing stress and anxiety
Relaxation & Meditation
Depression, Self Harm, Grief:
- Mood Disorders Society of Canada (Depression)
- Depression Hurts (Depression)
- Canadian Virtual Hospice (Grief)
Stress and Academic Performance:
Isolation and Loneliness:
- Alcohol (Addiction Services Helpline: 1.866.644.5135)
- Partying and getting drunk
- Oxys, percs, and other pain meds
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.
Bright Light Therapy Lamps
Bright Light Therapy Lamps are lamps that mimic the natural outdoor daylight on a bright sunny day.
Bright Light Therapy Lamps can be used during the winter months as many people experience a drop in their energy levels as well as mood due to the shorter days and lack of sunlight during the winter months. Bright Light Therapy Lamps can also be used if you spend a lot of time indoors or if you experience an energy dip in the afternoon.
Light is the biggest factor that influences our mood, energy, and performance throughout the day. Using Bright Light Therapy Lamps is an easy and effective way of getting exposure to bright light indoors.
Place the lamp 8”-24” away from your eyes for 15-60 minutes a day.
Bright Light Therapy Lamps are available in the Library to check out.
Counselling Services are located with Academic Advising on the main floor of the Centre Core building.
To book or cancel an appointment, please call 403.529.3819.
To contact the Student Support Specialist in Brooks, call 403.362.1697.