Resources and Support Group
Don’t fight alone. We are here to walk together. Death can be awkward,
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Speaking to People with Cancer Series
Speaking to someone who currently is or has battled cancer can sometimes be uncomfortable. Our Internal committee has compiled some resources and created infographics to help individuals better interact with and support those affected by cancer.
Peer Support Groups on Campus
Our campus provides a safe space for you to have a conversation about your challenges and problems. We are here to listen and support you. Here are some places on campus you can seek help:
UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP)
Offered by Aspiria, the UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a free, 24/7 wellness resource for students. Services include personal counselling, life coaching, group programs and more based on your needs. UBC SAP can help you with a wide range of concerns to support your mental, emotional, physical and financial health.
To access the service:
- Call to talk with a registered intake counsellor.
- Log in to the Aspiria website.
- Download the iConnectYou mobile app through Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Speakeasy provides 1-on-1 drop-in session with a Peer Wellness volunteer to empower you to resolve issues by giving support, information, and guidance. This is free and confidential.
Location: NEST 3125
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM
UBC Wellness Centre
Centralized space that provides peer support, resources and workshops for students to speak to a Wellness Peer Educator who is trained to bring support and resources to others.
Location: LIFE Building
Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM Tuesday 10AM-4PM
UBC Counselling Services
The counselling services welcomes appointments with Master-level counsellors that provides self-directed resources, workshops and coaching, group therapy, or individual therapy.
Location: Brock Hall
Hours: Monday-Tuesday, Friday 8:30AM-3:30PM Wednesday 8:30AM-6PM Thursday 10AM-3:30PM
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.
Wellness Together Canada
Wellness Together Canada was funded by the Government of Canada in response to the unprecedented rise in mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are being challenged like never before due to isolation, physical health concerns, substance use concerns, financial and employment uncertainty, and the emotional dialogue around racial equality. We’re all going through this together, and we believe that mental health is a journey, not a destination. Each day, we can take a step for our own wellbeing. Wellness Together Canada is here to support everybody on that journey.
Crisis Centre BC
The Crisis Centre of BC is dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals, organizations, and communities. Spanning the spectrum of crisis support, suicide prevention, and postvention, we engage staff and volunteers in a variety of services and programs that educate, train, and support the strength and capacity of individuals and communities.
MindHealthBC is a one stop shop that gathers the wealth of evidence based resources available in your community and combines them into one easy to use website.
Cancer Prevention and Healthcare Tips
More than 50% of cancers are preventable. This can start with simple lifestyle choices, from what we eat, to the level of physical activity, to how we manage stress, a slight shift in our daily routine will affect our chances of getting cancer. Check out these articles to learn more about how to prevent cancer.