The Student Counselling Centre (SCC) can provide urgent counselling help to students in crisis and can also help University of Manitoba staff and other community members (e.g., parents) provide assistance to students. We offer this assistance Monday to Fridays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. (excepting statutory holidays). If you need assistance outside of these hours, please check the community resources link on the right side of this page.
Initial Counselling Appointments. The SCC has daily initial counselling appointments (we call these intake appointments) available on a first-come, first-serve basis. These appointments can only be obtained by coming to our office at the Fort Garry campus (474 University Centre) and are intended only for currently registered University of Manitoba students. For students studying at the Bannatyne campus, we recommend that you call us at 204-474-8592 to access services on that campus. There are a limited number of these first time appointments available each day.
Crisis/Emergency Services. The SCC crisis/emergency services are available to currently registered University of Manitoba students only who are in desperate need of counselling support and cannot manage their current life situation. Students in such a situation are encouraged to come to the Student Counselling Centre, in-person, during our regular working hours. Students seeking crisis/emergency support via telephone are encouraged to call one of the crisis support services listed in the table below.
The Student Counselling Centre does not offer any counselling or crisis support services by telephone.
University of Manitoba Staff. University of Manitoba staff concerned about the well-being of a student can either refer the student to the SCC intake appointment service (please see above) or can contact us at 204-474-8592 to consult with one of our counsellors. University of Manitoba staff working with a student who is demonstrating a high degree of distress are encouraged to consult with one of our counsellors to access our crisis/emergency services. We strongly recommend that staff telephone us to consult and arrange services for students in high distress rather than walking a student to our service: Telephoning us can facilitate an effective referral and can maintain the privacy of the student.
University of Manitoba STATIS program. STATIS (Student/Staff Threat Assessment Triage Intervention Support) is a program intended to create a safer campus environment. STATIS provides the university community with an opportunity to report worrisome or threatening student behaviours that could pose a risk to the safety of any members of the campus community. If you want to report a concern or seek consultation about a troubling situation involving a student’s conduct, you can access the STATIS team and learn more here.
Community Members. Individuals not affiliated with the University of Manitoba (e.g., parents) who are concerned about the well-being of a University of Manitoba student are encouraged to contact us via telephone at 204-474-8592. Our staff can provide one-time support, information and referral information to assist you with your interactions with the student. We also encourage community members to use the services listed in the table below.