World Mental Health Day

As part of World Mental Health Day and our Day of Action, we have created the 'How to Help' guide available to the University of Alberta community. This piece is useful for those providing support to individuals on campus and even to those of us who want to improve our helping skills as we support our peers.

Print the 'How to Help' PDF


The Community Social Work Team provides support to students of all ages, groups, backgrounds, and income levels in becoming connected to each other, the campus community, and resources both on and off campus. Connecting to your campus community plays an important role to your overall well-being. 

Our team facilitates many presentations, training sessions, and community events to bring students together, build community, decrease loneliness and build capacity that will assist during your time on campus and beyond. 

You are not alone here at the University of Alberta. Our team is approachable, knowledgeable and can be a great first place to start with many of your questions and concerns — email cswteam@ualberta.

Community Helpers Program
We are currently offering Community Helpers training for students this fall. Funded by Alberta Health Services, the Community Helpers program seeks to identify leaders within the campus community and provide them with the tools needed to help other community members in distress.

Participation within the student training program will be recognized on the co-curricular record, and provide access to other training and leadership opportunities. Find out more!

Catch up with the Community Social Work Team around campus... 

You can find us out and about on campus during the following events:

December 1 - 12: Unwind Your Mind (wisdom corners)

Community Social Work Team blog posts

World Hello Day: The Power of a Greeting - Take time out of your day to say hi to someone new.

Taking Care of your Mental Health - 8 strategies to boost your mental health

Make Lasting Friendships on Campus - Advice on creating friendships and how to make them last

Need to contact us?

If you are experiencing difficulty or supporting a student through a difficulty time, please contact our office for assistance or consultation.
Call: 780-492-3342