Click on the service options for further information:
Drop In Services
Peer Support: More information to come. Students can develop supportive relationships with other students to work through concerns.
7-Grandfather Drop-In: Students can meet with The Dibaadan counsellor in an informal way and engage in wellness conversations and education, prioritizing the building of relationships.
Sharing Circles: Sharing/Healing Circles are a traditional practice and is a supportive time for reflecting, relationship building, and sharing with others to gain a better understanding of self and others. Each circle begins with a smudging ceremony, no prior sharing circle experience necessary.
REAL TALK Drop-In: Student athletes can meet with a counsellor in an informal way and engage in wellness conversations and education, prioritizing the building of relationships.
Rapid Access Appointments
Walk-In Single Session: Same day appointment, if available, to meet with a counsellor to address what is important today. These appointments can be single session or an initial appointment (Intake) to assess the best pathway to care for continued support.
Scheduled Single Session Therapy: Appointment to meet with a counsellor to address what is important without feeling as though a service plan for continued support is required or necessary.
Scheduled Intake: Appointment to meet with a counsellor to share concerns and develop an appropriate and meaningful service plan to help support students’ unique needs.
Self-help tools can be useful for students who have mild concerns and would like a high level of independent work. Self-Help tools may be recommended alone or in conjunction with therapy appointments. Organized by topic of concern, check out our Online Library for resources (i.e. TEDtalks, Podcasts, Workbooks) and helplines.
Counsellor Assisted E-Support
Counsellor Assisted E-Support: Flexible option for students to work independently on their mental health concerns through various in-house modules that combine education, reflection, and practice. Bi-weekly contact with a counsellor to discuss their learning and address any challenges.
Students engage in psychoeducational, reflective, and/or wholistic techniques to address their concerns and learn new skills while feeling connected and supported. Some of our groups are offered virtually or in-person, bi-weekly and are typically 60 minutes in length.
Brief Individual Counselling: Short term, change-oriented individual therapy appointments that provide intervention for a variety of mental and emotional concerns. Brief therapy ranges between 1-6 sessions and are typically 50 minutes long, usually scheduled bi-weekly.
Specialized Services and Navigation
Students with ongoing or intensive support needs often work with internal (NU) and external community providers to address their concerns. We will work alongside students to navigate the service system and connect them with appropriate or preferred service providers.