Mental Health Counselling Services
If you or someone you know is experiencing a
mental health emergency:
- Call the mental health counsellor directly, to be assisted as soon as possible.
- Call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room. The Police and Crisis Team (PACT) can also be reached through 911 and if available can send an RCMP officer and a registered nurse to your location.
For 24 hour support, please call any of the numbers listed below on this page.
Mental Health counselling provides a free, confidential, and professional environment for GPRC students who are in need of help. GPRC students can access these services to help them overcome issues that may arise during post-secondary education. Some of the concerns that we can help you with include:
- anxiety and depression
- coping related concerns
- self-esteem concerns
- relationship issues
- grief and loss
- sexual assault
This program is created with funding from a provincial Post-secondary Student Mental Health Grant.
About our Mental Health Counsellors
The GPRC Mental Health Counsellors are educated and trained counsellors who provide a safe place for students who need to talk about any of their mental health concerns. Our counsellors value confidentiality, warmth and understanding and will work with students to meet their needs with short-term counselling (approximately 3-5 sessions). If the presenting problem involves a need for longer-term therapy, referral to a psychologist will be arranged.
Where to find us
The GPRC Mental Health Counsellors can be found on both the Grande Prairie and Fairview campuses full-time. The West Yellowhead learning centres will have a counsellor available on a part-time/as needed basis.
We are also available on the GPRC Safety App under Support Resources > Mental Health
For 24-hour support, please call any of the following free and confidential help lines:
Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642 (available to all Alberta residents)
Fairview Crossroads: 1-877-835-2120
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (up to age 20; available to all Canadians)
AHS Addictions Help Line: 1-866-332-2322
Indigenous Mental Health Help: 1-855-242-3310
Bullying Help Line: 1-888-456-2323
Family Violence Info Line: 310-1818
Alberta Health Link: 811
Odyssey House Shelter for Women & Children 24-hour Crisis Line: 780-532-2672
During business hours, the Integrated Crisis and Access Team (ICAT) through Alberta Mental Health may be available to assist individuals in crisis (please mention to them if someone is in crisis) and make appropriate referrals, as necessary. The ICAT can be reached at 587-259-5513 seven days a week from 9:00am to 7:00pm.
For more resources and information specific to your needs and presenting concern(s), please speak with a counsellor.