I think I need help

Talk to us. Our counsellors and other resources can help you get the support you need.

Being a post-secondary student can be a stressful experience. In any given year, 1 in 7 students request support from an AUArts counsellor.

We help you use your own resources – and develop new ones – to enhance your academic, vocational, social, and personal functioning.

Common reasons for seeking counselling include:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Academic and learning challenges
  • Alcohol and drug issues

But these aren’t the only stresses students face. Anything that affects your success and wellbeing is an appropriate reason to seek support. Talk to us about any of your concerns – we’re here to help.

Make an appointment

Are you in crisis?

A crisis involves imminent risk to psychological or physical safety and requires immediate intervention from someone with specialized skills.

If you’re experiencing a crisis, contact the AUArts counsellor immediately.

Outside of our office hours, contact the Distress Centre at 403.266.4357 (HELP), or call 911.

Find out more about assessing a situation and urgent care.


Curious about your level of stress or state of mental health? Take a stress test or check this mental health meter to get a sense of where you’re at.

Mental health resources

Find community and online mental health resources or browse issues by topic.

Confidentiality policy

All information shared in counselling is confidential and released only with your permission, or as required by law.