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Submitted by livia.negrutu1 on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 9:55am

Mental health can fluctuate and change, moving back and forth along a Mental Health Continuum, including being healthy, reacting, injured or ill. You may move through all or just a few of these phases at different points in your life. Mental health or illness can look different for everyone.

Being aware of your own well-being, taking steps to engage healthy actions, and reaching out for support are critical factors in helping resolve things that may be interfering with your personal, professional or academic success. These resources are designed to help you consider your own mental health and utilize supports available to enhance your mental health. 

If you are in danger and or have safety concerns about a situation involving imminent risk of harm, call 9-1-1. For all other situations, consider calling Campus Security at 403-220-5333, available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Submitted by livia.negrutu1 on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 10:06am

Student Resources

Call 9-1-1 if the situation requires emergency response or if you have safety concerns about a situation involving imminent risk of harm.

You can also contact:

  • Campus Security at 403-220-5333, available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Student-At-Risk Team at 403-220-4923
    • The Student-at-Risk Team is a multidisciplinary campus resource that responds to reported concerns about Students-at-Risk.   The team is available to assist students, faculty and staff in responding to these concerns. The team responds to concerns by conducting an initial assessment related to violence risk and engaging with identified students as early as possible to minimize the risk of harm.  The team is available during regular University business hours, and can be reached by phone 403-220-4923 or email sar@ucalgary.ca.
  • SU Wellness Centre at 403-210-9355
    • The SU Wellness Centre provides you with 24/7 mental health support. When you call the SU Wellness Centre after hours, you will have the option to speak with a crisis counsellor from the Wood’s Homes’ Community Resource Team, or a highly trained volunteer at the Distress Centre (available in over 200 languages).

Submitted by livia.negrutu1 on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 10:08am

Academic Staff, Postdoctoral Scholar or Staff Member Resources

Call 9-1-1 if the situation requires emergency response or if you have safety concerns about a situation involving imminent risk of harm. Contact Campus Security at 403-220-5333, available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

You can contact Homewood Health Employee and Family Assistance Plan 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-663-1142, or the Distress Centre's 24-hour crisis line at 403-266-4357.

Assisting a Colleague in Distress 
This publication includes a number of resources and referral methods in the event you need to assist a colleague in distress.

Mental Health Consultant for Staff Wellness
A mental health consultant is available to provide risk assessments of staff or academic staff in distress, and recommend resources based on the acuity of the safety risk.  Contact by email or call at 403-220-7174.