How to Access Personal Counselling Appointments, Groups and Workshops

The Student Counselling Centre (SCC) provides personal counselling services at the Fort Garry campus and the Bannatyne campus to current University of Manitoba students only. The main office of the SCC is at 474 UMSU University Centre (Fort Garry Campus). The Bannatyne location of the SCC is S211 Basic Medical Services Building. As well, the SCC provides counselling services in Migizii Agamik and has partnered with the College of Nursing, the Faculty of Law, and the Desautels Faculty of Music to provide counselling services for their students at their respective locations.

All services are available Monday through Friday excepting statutory holidays and University of Manitoba shut down periods. Counselling services are only available in Nursing, Law, and Music September to the end of April.

Personal Counselling:

UMSU University Centre Location:

Students wanting individual counselling must first attend an initial intake appointment. These appointments are scheduled in-person or over the phone (204-474-8592) starting at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for the upcoming week. Please note that these spots are limited and priority will be given to students presenting in-person. Students do not need to attend an intake appointment to attend a SCC group or workshop. At this location only the SCC offers brief crisis support for students who are in very high distress (e.g., experiencing a panic attack) or:

  • Having thoughts of suicide and do not feel that they can keep themselves safe;
  • Are worried that someone might harm them;
  • Think they might harm others;
  • Have recently experienced sexual violence/abuse.

The brief crisis support is only accessible by dropping in at this location of the SCC.

In addition to individual personal counselling services, the SCC offers a diverse program of counselling groups and workshops. From September to the end of April, this location of the SCC usually has an afternoon workshop available each weekday that students can attend to learn skills to manage challenging situations and experiences such as stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges.

Bannatyne Location:

The Bannatyne location of the Student Counselling Centre only provides personal counselling services to University of Manitoba students who are enrolled in an education program based on that campus or at the Inner-city Social Work program. To access personal counselling services students are encouraged to telephone the SCC reception service at 204-474-8592 to request an intake appointment. Intake appointments are available between 12 noon and 3:00 pm each weekday (excepting July and August).

Migizii Agamik Location:

The Student Counselling Centre offers individual counselling at Migizii Agamik on Fridays. All students who identify as Indigenous are welcome to attend counselling at this location. Interested students should contact reception at Migizii Agamik at 204 474-8850 to schedule an initial intake appointment. Zongiigabowin is currently the only drop-in group available at this this location.

College of Nursing Location:

The college of Nursing location of the Student Counselling Centre only provides personal counseling services to University of Manitoba students who are enrolled in the college of Nursing. College of Nursing students wishing to access counselling services may attend the UMSU University Centre or the College of Nursing location. To access the College of Nursing location, students are directed to telephone the Student Counselling Centre reception at (204) 474-8592 to request an intake appointment. Services are available at this location from September to the end of April.

Faculty of Law Location:

The Faculty of Law location of the Student Counselling Centre only provides personal counseling services to University of Manitoba students who are enrolled in the Faculty of Law. Faculty of Law students wishing to access counselling services may attend the UMSU University Centre or the Faculty of Law location. To schedule a counselling session in the Faculty of Law location, students should telephone (204-474-8592) or present in-person at the Student Counselling Centre reception 474 UMSU University Centre. Services are available at this location from September to the end of April.

Desautels Faculty of Music Location:

The Desautels Faculty of Music location of the Student Counselling Centre only provides personal counseling services to University of Manitoba students who are enrolled in Music. Music students wishing to access counselling services may attend the UMSU University Centre or the Music location. To schedule a counselling session in the Desautels Faculty of Music location, students should telephone (204-474-8592) or present in-person at the Student Counselling Centre reception 474 UMSU University Centre. Services are available at this location from September to the end of April.

Groups/Workshops:

The Student Counselling Centre offers many different groups and workshops that are available to University of Manitoba students. For more information on groups and workshops, please visit this link. To register for one of our groups or workshops you can telephone us at 204-474-8592, register in-person, or drop-in to one of our workshops.