If you are experiencing a high degree of distress, please call our reception desk at 204-474-8592 to discuss your situation. Students needing emergency/crisis support outside of business hours are encouraged to use one of the 24/7 crisis services listed below.

Sexual violence support

If you have experienced any form of sexual violence, know it is not your fault. You are not alone and there are many supports available and people who can help you.

Counselling for sexual violence is available at the Student Counselling Centre. Visit their main office location or call them to request an initial intake appointment if you would like this support.

Counselling is also available from a Klinic community health counsellor for students who have experienced sexual assault. Visit the Sexual Violence Resource Centre to connect with this support. The Sexual Violence Resource Centre can also offer other supports – please check their website for more information.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911 and/or campus security (555 from a campus phone).

For immediate support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call the Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 1-888-282-7565.

Self-help resources

Self-help resources are an excellent way to receive help immediately at any time. For some students, this may be all the help you need for your situation. These resources may also be helpful for students seeking or receiving other services from the SCC.

Depression resources

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Provides support, information and education to those experiencing depression. Find facts and myths about mood disorders, access services and groups or volunteer your time.

Changeways Clinic  

Provides an evidence-based self-care program for depression. Available in multiple languages.

Mood GYM

Provides a research-based, self-directed cognitive behaviour therapy program for coping with depression. 

Recommended reading
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, by D. Burns
  • The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, by M. Williams, J. Teasdale, Z. Segal, and J. Kabat-Zinn

Anxiety resources

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

Self-help, non-profit association offering cognitive behavioural groups, support groups, information, referrals, education and public awareness.

Anxiety Canada: Information to help adults manage anxiety plus information and self-help strategies for several anxiety difficulties

Provides simple, step-by-step instructions on how to deal with specific issues related to anxiety — such as how to get a good night's sleep or how to deal with uncertainty in your daily life. There are also tips and techniques to help you relax, plan for more healthy living, set goals and change your way of thinking about things.

Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center of Chapel Hill and Durham

A free self-help site for people suffering from an anxiety disorder, including panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Recommended Reading
  • 10 Simple Solutions to Panic: How to Overcome Panic Attacks, Calm Physical Symptoms, and Reclaim Your Life, by M. Anthony and R. McCabe
  • 10 Simple Solutions to Worry, by K. Gyoerkoe and P. Wiegartz
  • Mastery of Your Specific Phobia: Client Workbook (2nd ed.), by M. Antony, M. Craske, and D. Barlow
  • Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience, by B. Rothbaum, E. Foa, and E. Hembree
  • Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome your Obsessions and Compulsions (Rev. ed.), by E. Foa and R. Wilson
  • Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Shyness and Social Anxiety, by M. Stein and J. Walker

Stress resources

Recommended reading
  • 10 Simple Solutions to Stress, by C. Wheeler

Self esteem resources

Recommended reading
  • 10 Simple Solutions for Building Self-Esteem, by G. Schiraldi

Anger resources

Recommended reading

When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within, by M. McKay, J. McKay, and P. Rogers

Insomnia and sleep disorder resources

Insomnia recommended reading
  • Insomnia Workbook, by C. Morin and S. Silberman
  • No More Sleepless Nights Workbook, by P. Hauri and S. Linde
Other sleep problems

If you’re not sure what type of support you need

It is common for students to be unsure of what type of help they need.

If unsure, review our workshops and groups to see if there is a program of interest for you that is focused on the problem you are having.

You may also schedule an intake appointment to speak with us about your situation and to clarify your needs and what would be the best service for you.

Contact Us

Student Counselling Centre
474 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba (Fort Gary campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204 474-8592
204 474-7558
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m