Community Helpers Program

We are currently offering Community Helpers training for students and staff this semester. Funded by Alberta Health Services, the Community Helpers program seeks to identify leaders within the campus community and provide them with some basic 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!


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.

'How to Help' Guide and Reference Card

As part of World Mental Health Day and our Day of Action, we 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. As a complementary piece, we developed a reference card to carry in your pocket or wallet as a quick resource when providing referrals. 

Print the 'How to Help' Guide PDF
Print the 'How to Help' Reference Card PDF

Community Social Work Team blog posts

Improve your self-esteem, improve your life - How to boost your self-esteem to improve your metal health.

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

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