The UVSS encourages our members to learn, get support, or find out how to best support others by taking advantage of the following free resources.
UVic Wellness Centre – The Student Wellness Centre (SWC) aims to provide holistic care to support UVic students’ wellbeing: emotionally, physically and spiritually. The SWC team includes counsellors, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, administrative staff, chaplains and other practitioners.
Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) – The CAL works with faculty and students to promote educational equity and accessibility for students with disabilities. They help create academic accommodations for students with learning disabilities, mental health issues or long-term recurring physical or sensory disabilities, among others. Due to the current pandemic, you will not need a medical or psychological documentation and signed consent form to register.
Learn Anywhere – Learn Anywhere was launched May 2020 in response to COVID-19 and offers a central starting point for information about resources and services that you can access remotely to support your academic journey.
Victoria Native Friendship Centre – VNFC is available to help all Aboriginal people living in the southern Vancouver Island, or those accessing health services of the Vancouver Island Health Authority. VNFC offers mental health and addictions counselling, mental health liaison support, and physical health support.
Here2Talk – Here2Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web.
Foundry – Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in communities across BC.
Jack.org – A Canadian mental health charity, designed to help create leaders & provide resources surrounding mental wellness. Their website contains information about summits and conferences, as well as critical mental health information, such as how to be there for others, anti-racism resources, and information on how to find support.
Earlypsychosis.ca – Earlypsychosis.ca connects individuals to early psychosis intervention resources. This includes guidance about seeking a diagnosis, talking with loved ones about psychosis, and information about treatment options.
Wellness Together Canada – This government-funded site was created as a response to the mental distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains information and help regarding isolation, physical health concerns, substance use concerns, financial and employment uncertainty, and racial inequality.