Services for living well

Support for your mental and physical wellbeing

University life is exciting and challenging. Sometimes it’s possible to manage challenges on your own, while other times you may need support. It’s OK to reach out and ask for help if you need it.

Get help from UBC professionals

Counselling Services, Student Services
  • Brock Hall
    1874 East Mall  Room 1040
    VancouverBC Canada V6T 1Z1
  • First Nations House of Learning
    (Counselling for Aboriginal students)  1985 West Mall
    VancouverBC Canada V6T 1Z2

Counselling Services offers free and confidential counselling for UBC students wanting assistance with a wide range of mental health concerns.

Student Health Service, Vancouver Campus, Student Services
  • UBC Hospital
    2211 Wesbrook Mall  Room M334, Koerner Pavilion
    VancouverBC Canada V6T 1Z3

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

Access and Diversity, Student Services
  • Brock Hall
    Room 1203  1874 East Mall
    VancouverBC Canada V6T 1Z1

Access and Diversity works with the University to create an inclusive living and learning environment in which all students can thrive.

More services you might be interested in

Nurses on Campus

Nurses on Campus offer personalized advice and helpful information on a variety of topics each week. Nurses can be found at outreach booths across campus and at the Student Health Service clinic in the UBC Hospital.

Sexual Assault Support Centre

This AMS service provides survivors of sexual assault (female, male, and trans, as well as their friends, family members, and partners) with emotional, medical, and legal support.

Get support from your peers

Wellness Centre, Student Services
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
    1961 East Mall  Room 183
    VancouverBC Canada V6T 1Z1

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

Peer Wellness Coaches, Student Services

Peer Wellness Coaches are trained students who offer personalized, online support to help you set goals, live well, and achieve success. Coaches can help you develop new wellness skills over a period of a few weeks.

More peer supports you might be interested in


Speakeasy is an AMS service staffed by trained student volunteers and offers peer support, information, and referrals to the UBC community.

Mental Health Awareness Club

The Mental Health Awareness Club provides opportunities to discuss and promote mental health awareness throughout the UBC campus and community.

Mental Health Network

The Mental Health Network coordinates groups on campus and promotes mental health resources.

The Kaleidoscope

A student-run mental health support group that provides a safe, stigma-free environment for individuals living with mental illness in and around the UBC community.

Additional resources

Other resources to explore

There are many great resources for living well, feeling good, and achieiving success. Here are just a few of the sources we recommend exploring.

  • HealthyFamilies BC

    Better manage your own health and reduce chronic disease by focusing on four key areas: proper nutrition, healthy lifestyles, resources for parents, and fostering healthy communities.

  • HeretoHelp

    HeretoHelp helps people better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems and live healthier lives.


    A Canadian resource providing accurate, credible, and up-to-date information and education on sexual health.

  • YouthinBC

    Hosts an online crisis chat service and provides resources on topics like mental health, suicide, sexuality, depression, and stress.

  • Crisis Centre BC

    Provides confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support, to anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

  • bc211

    bc211 connects people with the help they need. Call or text 211 for information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services.

It’s easier to achieve success when you do small things that help you feel good

Finding balance in all the areas of your life helps you achieve what's important to you. Learning, thinking creatively, and goal achievement become easier when you feel good. You don't need to try to live life perfectly, and mistakes are part of the journey. Each small thing you do to take care of yourself counts and gets you closer to having the best university experience possible.

Concerned about a student?

It’s easy to doubt your judgment about whether someone needs help with their mental or physical health, especially if the person you’re worried about denies that anything is wrong. However, don’t fall into the trap of doing nothing out of uncertainty.