Call the BC Crisis Centre: 1-800-784-2433
They are there to listen and help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As an Aboriginal student you have a lot of choices in seeking professional and culturally relevant counselling help at UBC. Highly trained counsellors are available at the First Nations Longhouse and at the UBC Counselling Services Centre in Brock Hall. An Aboriginal counsellor is on staff, and other counsellors with other backgrounds and specialties are available to meet with you to talk about your concerns or to make referrals to off-campus resources. So if you’re feeling persistently stressed, anxious, or sad, you are encouraged to access Counselling Services at the Longhouse or Brock Hall for a drop-in or scheduled appointment. Many students find that a single counselling session can help them move forward in a positive direction. These 45 minute appointments are goal-directed, focusing on strengths and identifying helpful perspectives and/or strategies.
Longhouse drop-in hours are Mondays from 1-4 p.m with Renée.
Scheduled appointments can also be arranged at the Longhouse during these times:
- Tuesdays, 1 – 4 pm, with Renée
- Wednesdays, 1 – 4 pm, with Michael
- Thursdays, 1 – 4 pm, with Leslie
To schedule an appointment call 604-822-3811, or go to the Counselling Services Centre at Brock Hall (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) or visit its website. There you will also find other resources, including information for off-campus services and 24-hour support. Drop-in counselling services at Brock Hall are Thursdays 1-4 p.m.
These 15 – 20 minute appointments focus on assessment and wellness planning that connects you to the level of support that best meets your needs. Wellness Advisors are trained Masters-level counsellors. They’ll listen to your needs and connect you with resources to help you reach your goals. This could include self-directed resources, workshops and coaching, group therapy, or individual therapy. Visit the Counselling Services site to learn how to access this service.
Health & Wellbeing
A healthy mind, body, and spirit are foundations for students to achieve their personal and academic goals.
UBC provides a number of resources to help maintain your physical health and wellbeing. Check out the Student Services site for information on everything you need to get started in the right direction. There you will find, among other things, information on the Wellness Centre, where you can chat with a trained student about health-related questions, managing stress, studying, or navigating life as a student. You will also find information on how to access a doctor or, if necessary, a Sexual Violence Response Specialist.