Dr. Katie Stabb

New 24/7 Mental Health support launched for GPRC students

Dr. Katie Stabb
Dr. Katie Stabb shows the new MySSP App that provides GPRC students 24/7 access to mental health supports

GPRC knows college can be a time of change, adjustment, and stress for students and we are here to offer help! GPRC has partnered with Morneau Shepell to bring its students the new Student Support Program (My SSP)! This exciting new program will serve as a support while juggling studies and personal life demands.

“My SSP is an important addition to GPRC’s student mental health supports. The various format options, the 24/7 availability, and the ability to tailor to individual needs is what makes this program special. Students can access professional support at a time, and in a format that works for them. I’m confident that use of this program will help build resiliency and wellness in our student body and college community,” said Dr. Katie Stabb, Registered Psychologist at GPRC.

My SSP is free to use and personal information is kept private. Students have unlimited access to articles, tools, resources, and dedicated My SSP Advisors/Counsellors that can help them succeed during their studies. All My SSP Advisors/Counsellors have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a counselling field, and are licenced to practice counselling.

My SSP Advisors/Counsellors can help with:

  • Adapting to college life
  • Frustration, concern, or uncertainty about any aspect of your life
  • Worries about upcoming exams or disappointment with academic performance
  • Stress related to procrastination and time management
  • Maintaining balance between home, work, and school
  • Being successful at school and post-graduation
  • Relationships with friends and family
  • Stress related to finances and juggling multiple responsibilities
  • Being mentally healthy and much more!

Students may call or chat with My SSP Advisor/Counsellor at any time (24/7) to receive immediate support or to schedule an appointment.

There are many ways to access 24/7 support:

  • Download the free ‘My SSP’ app from your device’s app store (available on Apple and Android devices) to call or chat with a My SSP Advisor/Counsellor
  • Visit the website mystudentsupport.com to access articles, tools, and resources to help you succeed
  • Dial 855.649.8641 to speak to a My SSP Advisor/Counsellor over the phone, 24/7!

This program is confidential within the limits of the law.  No one will know you have reached out unless you choose to tell them.

Stay tuned for more information about the My SSP and reach out to Dr. Katie Stabb in Student Services (H103) if you have any questions or visit gprc.me/mentalhealth to learn more about the on-campus and community supports for students.

GPRC Workout of the Week: February 5-9, 2018

GPRC Workout of the Week: February 5-9, 2018

Kick up your fitness routine with this week’s GPRC Workout of the Week (WOW), courtesy of the PEAK Advanced Methodologies class.

This week’s creator, Jesse Bird, a student of the Personal Trainer Diploma program, has crafted a workout sure to get you moving! Jesse is a supportive and passionate individual who wants to help you improve your skills in the gym and maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Jessie, GPRC Personal Trainer student.

“Through a positive and compassionate approach, I believe that physical training can benefit everyone, regardless of limitations. As your trainer I’d aim to show you just how much you have control of your life.”

WOW posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

1) Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and

2) Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

Jesse also has some reminders for all fitness goers:

1) Form is number one, you want to exercise effectively and safely

2) Always warm up and cool down, this will keep your heart and body safe.

3) Use a spotter when lifting heavy.

To see this week’s workout head down to the Fitness Centre where you can learn about its creator and see the workout, useful tips, and guidance provided by him.

GPRC Work Out of the Week: December 4, 2017

GPRC Work Out of the Week: December 4, 2017

Another week, another WOW!

This week’s Workout of the Week (WOW) is brought to you by Personal Trainer Diploma student, Adrianne Larsen.

WOW’s are brought to you by the PEAK Advanced Methodologies class and they provide a great way to mix up your fitness routine.

WOW posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

The workout Adrienne has created is suitable for all fitness goers as a lower intensity and more controlled program that can be used on rest days from your regular exercise program, or as a warn up / cool down. The workout can be modified to suit you and your fitness needs.

This week’s creator Adrianne is passionate about leading a healthy life every day and living a balanced lifestyle.

“Health to me is an entire whole-body wellness: mind, body and soul. It’s all about finding a livable and realistic balance. I grew up in a home where my mom and family dealt with a great deal of mental health issues, I always found running and being active was a productive way to help me deal with things going on in my life.” – Adrianne Larsen

If you would like to read more about Adrianne and try her program for yourself, head down to the Fitness Centre!

 

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 14, 2017

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 14, 2017

Get ready folks for this week’s Workout of the Week (WOW), courtesy of the the PEAK Advanced Methodologies class. WOW’s are posted in two locations in the GPRC Fitness Centre.

These WOW’s are sure to provide a great solution to those who are unsure of what do next in their workout routine or for those who simply want to mix it up. They provide knowledgeable recommendations and well rounded exercises for the fitness goer in everyone.

Each week a different student provides a new workout with a warm up, workout, cool down, as well as useful tips and pointers!

Workout of the week posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

This week’s workout is brought to you by Jesse Bird. Jesse is a second year student in the PEAK Personal Trainer Diploma.

“My focus is on health and wellness in all aspects of life. Through a positive and compassionate approach, I believe that physical training can benefit everyone, regardless of limitations.”

Some reminders from this week’s creator:

Remember to breathe. Breathe out on the exertion, if you’re squatting, breathe in as you lower to the ground and breathe out as you force the weight back up.

Be courteous. Everyone is here to work on themselves. Only weak people try to verbally knock down others because of their own insecurities.

To see this week’s workout head down to the Fitness Centre where you can learn about its creator and see the workout, useful tips, and guidance provided by him.

 

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 6, 2017

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 6, 2017

Unsure of what to do when you go to the GPRC Fitness Centre? Are you in the same boring workout routine? Don’t worry we have a solution!

Each week a different GPRC student from the PEAK Advanced Methodologies class will provide a new workout with a warm up, workout, cool down, as well as useful tips and pointers!

The new Workout of the Week (WOW) has been posted!

These WOW’s are sure to provide a great solution to those who are unsure of what do next in their workout routine or for those who simply want to mix it up. They provide knowledgeable recommendations and well rounded exercises for the fitness goer in everyone.

Workout of the week posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

 

This week’s workout is brought to you by Brian Peterson, a GPRC PEAK student.

Brian is passionate about family, wellness and sustainable weight loss.

Travelling, spending time with his family and the community are just some of his interests.

So, what are you waiting for? Head down to the College Fitness Centre to see this week’s workout and learn more about its creator.