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Counselling and Care

Mental Health & Counselling

MHC's team of professional counsellors are available on-campus to support you through one-on-one counselling, group programs, wellness workshops and training and certificates.

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.
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Student Counselling

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a professional counsellor for free, confidential support. As an MHC student, you are eligible for up to six appointments per semester. 

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Training and Certificates

Learn how to effectively support others with training and certificate programs. Free for students, staff and faculty, these programs will help you develop valuable skills to respond to, support, and guide those who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. 

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Additional Resources

If you know someone who is struggling, please review the following resources to help you identify behaviours of concern and ways to offer support:

If the student needs further support, please refer them to the
Student At Risk Support (SARS) team. 

Managing Anxiety:

Depression, Self-Harm, Grief:

Find more resources from the following organizations:

Stress and Academic Performance:



Assertiveness Isolation and Loneliness:


Be There:

  • Be There is a free, online educational resource created by Canadian youth mental charity, 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.


Togetherall is a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to anonymously seek and provide support 24/7. Togetherall is free to all Albertans aged 16+, register using your Alberta postal code.

Campus Peer Support 

Contact to receive peer support. 

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.

Interested in inviting counsellors into your classroom to talk about services available to students? 

Contact to book a class visit.