Mental Health Resources

A variety of mental health resources and professionals are available at UBC & CBR:

CBR Contact List

These CBR members would be happy to have you reach out to them if you are struggling in any way with mental or emotional health. They may be able to assist you personally and/or can direct you to additional resources.

Corrie Belanger (Graduate Student)

George Butler (Research Associate)
Life Sciences Centre, room 4402

Christian Kastrup (Principal Investigator)
Michael Smith Lab building, room 211

Kate Sedivy-Haley (Graduate Student)
2259 Lower Mall Research Station, room 225

Tseday Tegegn (Graduate Student)
Life Sciences Centre, room 4320

Diana Canals Hernaez (Graduate Student)
Biomedical Research Centre, room 260

Counselling and Other Resources

Counselling Services, Student Services



Brock Hall
1874 East Mall  Room 1040
Vancouver,  BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Lower Mall Research Station
2259 Lower Mall  Room 358
Vancouver,  BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Additional locations also available.

Student Health Service, Student Services

Student Health Service offers health care for registered UBC students year-round. Services are provided by family doctors and registered nurses.



UBC Hospital
2211 Wesbrook Mall  Room M334, Koerner Pavilion
Vancouver,  BC Canada V6T 1Z3

 Wellness Centre, Student Services

The Wellness Centre is staffed by trained student volunteers who have a passion for mental and physical health promotion.



Healthy Minds blog

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall  Room 183
Vancouver,  BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Access and Diversity, Student Services

Supporting students with a disability or ongoing medical conditions with academic and exam accommodations, financial support and assistance, academic concession, priority access to housing, transportation and access.


Brock Hall
Room 2306  1874 East Mall
Vancouver,  BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Virtual Coffee Chats, Faculty of Medicine


To ensure that students have somewhere to come for help during the uncertainty of COVID-19, the Faculty of Medicine is introducing wellbeing-focused Virtual Coffee Chats: one-on-one, confidential conversations with Dr. Carol Ann Courneya (Wednesdays) and Dr. Karen Ross, our Grad and Postdoc Wellbeing Support Coordinator (Mondays/Fridays). They can help you connect with the support and resources you need if you are experiencing difficulties in any part of your life, whether academic, financial, emotional, practical or family.

Assisting Students in Distress, Staff Services


How staff & faculty can help students in distress.

Employee and Family Assistance Program, Staff Services

A confidential and voluntary counselling support service that provides UBC staff and their family with the help to resolve a wide range of personal, work, health or life issues. Expert information and immediate support resources are available in-person and by phone, video, web or mobile app.

Call 24 hours, 7 days/week: 1-800-387-4765


EFAP Work-Life Services, Staff Services

Offers an extensive suite of services to support you – from providing wellness coaching or advising on family issues to offering legal support. These WorkLife consultations are conducted over the telephone and are designed to help you make the decisions that are best for you.


Work Life Website

Support and Conflict Resolution Resources

AMS Advocacy Office: Providing assistance in academic appeals, housing appeals, student discipline, parking disputes, and library fines

Graduate Student Society: The GSS (Graduate Student Society) advocates for, promotes, and protects the academic, social, intellectual, cultural and recreational interests of its members.

Office of the Ombudsperson: Supports students by ensuring that they are treated fairly in every aspect of their university life. The office will be a resource center for students, faculty and staff to find information and receive guidance, consultation and advice about their concerns and issues relating to fair processes, practices and outcomes affecting students. The Ombuds Office will facilitate resolutions of problems and conflict and will investigate student complaints of unfairness that may lead to recommendations for change. The office works proactively in providing education and collaborating with all UBC community members on matters related to fairness for students, and in promoting systemic improvements.

UBC Equity and Inclusion Office: A place for students, faculty and staff to learn about conflict management, discrimination and harassment, equity and diversity. They offer educational workshops and programs.

The Women’s Centre at UBC: The Centre strives to provide a space for community-building, discussion, sharing, and resistance. Exists to support women of the UBC community and beyond who share intersecting histories of sexual and colonial violence, classism, ableism, racism, homophobia, transphobia (and so on)

SASC UBC:  To educate, support, and empower people of all genders who are survivors of sexualized violence as well as their friends and family.

UBC Human Resources: Resources on physical well-being, mental health, workplace health and dealing with life events for faculty and staff

Financial Support

Budgeting Basics:

Award opportunities for graduate students: