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Mental health

Your mental health and resilience support your ability to cope and thrive in a complex and challenging world.

Discover services, programs, and resources available to support mental health and wellbeing in your workplace. Through awareness, education, and skill-building you can contribute to safe, healthy and supportive communities at UBC.

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For immediate mental health support

Call the LifeWorks Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor at any time. You can also access support via LifeWorks' chat function on the desktop and mobile app.

See our EFAP page for more information

Supporting your mental health.

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Helping faculty and staff in distress

In your role, you may be the first person to see signs that a colleague is in distress. Use the Orange Folder guide to learn commons signs of distress, and the steps you can take to offer assistance.

Self-paced learning opportunities

Sign-up for self-guided or facilitated programs that cover a range of topics like positive coping strategies, self-care, and workplace wellbeing.

Improve your mental health literacy

Mindfulness and meditation

The UBC community offers and number of opportunities to learn mindfulness and practice meditation

Start your journey

Thrive all year long

UBC Thrive is a month-long series of events to promote mental health literacy, but these resources are relevant all year long.

Take a closer look

Supporting workplace wellbeing.

Consulting services

Need to speak to someone about enhancing wellbeing within your team?

Reach out to one of our consultants

Extended Health & Dental Provider: Sun Life

Phone: 1-800-661-7334 or 1-800-361-6212
Web: mysunlife.ca

Active Plan Group Number: 025205
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number

Retirement & Survivor Benefits Plan Group Number: 020605
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number

Need crisis counselling?

Call the Morneau Shepell Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor.

Health & Wellbeing Disclaimer

The wellbeing information on this website is provided as information only and should not serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, or treatment from qualified physicians, mental health care providers, or other health care providers.  External resources have been carefully selected but are not produced by UBC and UBC is not responsible for the content nor does UBC endorse products or services mentioned on these sites.  Suggested links and resources are intended to educate but not to replace UBC policies, procedures or advice from health professionals.

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