Feeling down, stressed or anxious? Maybe you just need to talk to someone. Shepell offers counselling and services to provide you with the support and skills to work through whatever is troubling you.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis

Please contact Shepell Student Support (1-855-649-8641) or the Employee Assistance Program (1-800-387-4765). You can also call the Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta (1-888-787-2880).

Shepell counselling

Shepell offers a variety of services to help you meet the challenges of achieving your personal, professional and academic potential. The primary form of support is personal counselling, which provides an opportunity to work collaboratively with a professional counsellor to solve personal issues.

Counselling can be sought for many reasons, including:

  • managing stress/distress
  • mental health concerns (like anxiety or depression)
  • suicidal thoughts
  • substance use/addiction
  • relationship stress
  • career and academic issues
  • any other personal issues you may be facing

Student Support Program

Shepell’s Student Support Program (SSP) offers immediate, confidential assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year both online and over the phone (1-855-649-8641). A Shepell counsellor is also located on campus in Health and Shepell Counselling Services (CE1380), Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to on- and off-campus face-to-face counselling, you can access online, video, telephone or app-based counselling to discuss whatever is on your mind. Use the appointment guide for instructions on how to book your face-to-face, online or phone counselling session.

There is also a wide variety of health and wellness information and articles available on the SSP website on topics like health, relationships, living away from home and student life.

Download the My SSP app for quick, convenient access to counselling services as well as general health and wellness information.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

A confidential support service, the Employee and Family Assistance Program from Shepell is intended to provide college employees and their families with a broad range of work, professional, family and individual supports.

We know it’s challenging to find the right balance between work and life. And we know we can all use a little support from time to time. Through workhealthlife, you have access to a variety of reading and self-help materials as well as professional assistance for:

  • legal concerns
  • financial concerns
  • nutrition and dietary counselling
  • career coaching
  • parenting
  • enhancing your relationship
  • separation and divorce
  • elder care support

Use the appointment guide to book your face-to-face, online or phone counselling session or download the MyEAP app for quick, convenient access to counselling services as well as general health and wellness information.

For further information on your EFAP, drop by Human Resources (PA1120) or phone 403-320-3378.