UASU Cares is an interactive wellness resource designed to connect you with the services you need, at any point in your university career. Academics should be a priority while you’re at university, but general wellness should always be on your radar too! UASU Cares will help you find the support you need.

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Campus Wide

Counselling and Clinical Services

Provides accessible and compassionate psychological and psychiatric services to U of A students using a short-term therapy model.

Peer Support Centre

Offers a free, confidential, and non-judgemental place to talk to someone for support.

Community Social Work Team

Provides support to students of all ages, groups, backgrounds, and income levels in becoming connected to each other, the campus community, and resources both on and off campus.

Helping Individuals at Risk (HIAR)

Confidential, centralized resource for members of the campus community to report concerns about individuals at risk of harming themselves or others.

The Landing

Offers support for gender and sexual diversity and strive to promote gender equity on a broad scale, and advocate for the safety and acceptance of individuals.

Infolink

Provides Academic Resources, Student Life Resources, Campus Information and OneCard services.

U of A Career Centre

Is a University student service and the source for career and employment information and expertise at the University of Alberta.

OUTreach

Strives to provide a safer, welcoming space for anyone who considers themselves a part of, or an ally to, the LGBTQ+ community.

U of A Health Centre

Provides a wide range of professional, friendly, compassionate and confidential medical services to students and staff at the University of Alberta.

Residence

Provides students with on-campus housing in eleven residence communities.

U of A Protective Services (UAPS)

UAPS is one of five operational units within Risk Management Services, and works as a community peace officer agency.

Undergraduate Research Initiative

Creates a culture in which every undergraduate student has opportunities to engage in research and creative activities, both in and out of the classroom.

Students' Union Services Volunteer Opportunities

Offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities, and students who get involved in different developmental activities while at the University are entitled to receive a Co-Curricular Record.

Centre for Writers

Offers free, one-on-one writing support to all students, instructors, staff, and alumni at the UofA and holds one-hour writing skill workshops throughout the year.

U of A Clinical Services

Offers various testing and counselling services to individuals, families, and couples by graduate students in counselling. $25 per session.

Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights

Safe, neutral and confidential space for the University of Alberta community to disclose concerns about how the University of Alberta policies, procedures or ethical standards are being applied.

Student Connect

Primary sources for academic student services and information.

Student Accessibility Services

Serves prospective and current students at the University of Alberta, as well as staff and faculty, whose disabilities involve any number of conditions affecting mobility, vision, hearing, learning, and physical or mental health.

Sexual Assault Centre

Provides crisis intervention, counselling and support groups to survivors and their families of past and current sexual assault and abuse. No fee.

First People's House

Provides an environment of empowerment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit leaders to achieve personal and academic growth.

Activity Registration

Provides recreational programming, facilities, and manages sports clubs at the Univeristy of Alberta

Interfaith Chaplain Association

Has Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian chaplains who cooperate with one another to care for the unique needs of the university community.

Healthy Campus Unit

Is a health promotion team working to support campus health and wellbeing by creating a healthy campus community at the University of Alberta.

Campus Food Bank

Distributes food items and toiletries to all members of the University of Alberta community: students, staff, alumni and their children.

International Services Centre

Support system for international students including welcome services, cultural adjustment, finances and study permits.

iSMSS

Supports the needs and concerns of sexual-minority students at the University of Alberta.

Safewalk

Provides a safe and reliable alternative to walking alone at night around the campus community and beyond.

Student Group Services (SGS)

Responsible for overseeing the registration of groups with the University, the Graduate Students Association, and Students’ Union.

Student Ombud service

Provides confidential service that strives to ensure that university processes related to students operate as fairly as possible.

Academic Success Centre

Provide professional academic support, and offer a range of programs and services designed to help students accomplish their learning goals at university.

U of A Pharmacy

Full service pharmacy that can provide medication reviews, immunizations, tobacco cessation products and services, and travel consultations.

Faculty Specific

Graduate Student Association

Is the representative body for graduate students at the University of Alberta, and offers a variety of services for graduate students including the graduate student assistance program and grants, bursaries, and awards.

Augustana Pastoral Counselling

Provides emotional, spiritual and relational direction and counsel.

Psychologist - CSJ

On campus psychologist

Engineering Student Success Centre

As part of its developing Engineering Student Success Centre, the Faculty of Engineering offers support to first year students with out-of-faculty science courses and some second year courses.

Community

YWCA

Offers counselling services, support groups for issues such as bereavement, depression, family violence and divorce.

Birth Control & Pregnancy Centre (AHS)

Contraceptives and sexual health testing.

Student Legal Services

Dedicated to helping low-income individuals in the Edmonton area understand their legal issues and solve their legal problems.

Caregiver Support

Provides group and one-on-one supports that help caregivers connect with others, navigate the system and look after themselves while providing care.

Lurana Shelter (24/7) (Women with or without children)

Provides abused women and children with every necessary support to permanently break free from the cycle of family violence.

Edmonton Police Service (EPS)

Emergency Services

Today Family Violence Centre

Offers a safe place for adults of all genders who have been victimized by family violence.

Momentum Walk in Counselling

We are a non profit, walk-in agency providing support and guidance to people in need of counselling services.

Hope Mission (24/7) (Shelter for men and women)

Provides food and shelter, prevent the cycle of poverty for children and youth and restore lives broken by addiction. They provide basic and emergency care, counsel and referral services.

Edmonton Distress Line (24/7)

Ensures everyone has a place to turn to in a time of crisis by providing free 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling and referrals.

Child & Family Services (Abuse Hotline)

Reporting mechanism if you have reason to believe a child is being abused or neglected by their parent or guardian.

City of Edmonton Community Services - Individual and Family Well-being

Provides short-term counselling by experienced social workers. Referrals for community resources. No fee.

Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness

Empowers individuals to make informed decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive well-being.

211 (24/7) Counselling Resources & Support Groups

24-hour information and referral line that helps people connect to social, health and government services.

WIN House (24/7) (Women with children)

Provides a safe place and emergency services for women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

Edmonton Food Bank

Provide food distribution, free of charge, to people in need in our community while seeking solutions to the causes of hunger.

AlbertaTrans

Informational resource about trans* people and issues in Alberta

Family Violence Information Line (24/7)

Talk to trained staff over the phone 24/7 or chat anonymously online with staff from noon to 8:00 pm daily.

Addiction Helpline (24/7) (AHS)

Toll free confidential service which provides alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling support, information and referral to services

Victim Services through EPS

Provides support, referral and information to victims of crime and tragedy.

Catholic Social Services

Programs for people of all faiths and cultures, including persons with disabilities, street youth, immigrants and refugees, and persons with HIV/AIDS. Therapeutic counselling for individuals, couples, and families. Sliding Scale ($20-135).

Pride Centre of Edmonton

Provides resources regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. Offers solution-focused counselling; specializes in sexual orientation and identity. No fee.

JobKin

Seeks to connect employers and potential staff, with a focus on post-secondary students.

EPS Non-emergency line

To report non-emergency request to the police department.

Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (24/7 crisis line)

Provides crisis intervention, counselling and support groups to survivors and their families of past and current sexual assault and abuse. No fee.

Adult Mental Health Crisis Response Services (24/7)

Available to individuals or concerned others dealing with emotional or psychiatric crisis. Will provide assessment, intervention and stabilization.

Bullying helpline (24/7)

If you’re a victim of bullying or abuse, call trained staff at any time of day, or chat online from noon to 8 pm.

Community Counselling Centre

Offers a relational approach to counselling for adults, children, couples, families and groups. Sliding Scale ($20-120).

Cornerstone Counselling Centre

Both faith-based and secular services aimed at promoting wholeness of life through counselling, education, assessment, and training.

GoVolunteer

Directory of volunteer opportunities, organizations, and events, with contact information included.

Jewish Family Services

Offers support services, including counselling, referral, advocacy, relief, and bereavement support to individuals and families. All are welcome.

Mental Health Helpline (24/7)

Provides 24hrs confidential, anonymous service, crisis intervention, information about mental health programs and services, and referrals to other agencies if needed.

Salvation Army

Services include hunger relief for individuals and families through food banks and feeding programs; shelter for people experiencing homelessness and support for those needing housing; rehabilitation for those struggling with addiction; long-term care and palliative care; Christmas assistance such as food hampers and toys; after-school programs, camps, and school nutrition programs for children and youth; and life-skills classes such as budgeting, cooking for a family, and anger management.

STI Clinic

STI Testing for all individuals including gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

Suicide Bereavement Program

Support for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

The Family Centre

Provides counselling, various in-home support services, and group programs to families, couples, and individuals.

Trans Lifeline

Dedicated to the well being of transgender people.

UofA Hospital : Provincial Eating Disorder Program

University of Alberta Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services. Call for more information (referral required).