Andrea Falco is Allard's full-time, in-house Student Wellbeing Counsellor. She looks after students' wellbeing needs by creating a confidential, inclusive, and empathic environment where students are always welcome to come in for wellbeing support. Andrea offers short-term counselling, triage support, individualized wellbeing plans, and referrals/bridging to external resources. She also facilitates and develops wellbeing programming at Allard.
Law students can access counselling services by booking at appointment with Student Wellbeing Counsellor at Allard or UBC Central Counselling Services at Brock Hall. Click here to learn more about this process.
Mental health challenges are on a continuum and there can be moments of distress. Click here for resources to support yourself or a friend through crisis.
The wellbeing blog is a space where the Student Wellbeing Counsellor and Law Students create evidence-based articles to help improve law student mental health.
A step towards breaking down mental health stigma is providing more education. A toolkit created by the Student Wellbeing Team that outlines the Allard Wellbeing Program, resources at UBC, and information on specific mental health challenges in the legal field. It also includes resource sheets to help students with developing goals and coping skills throughout law school.
A workbook created by the Student Wellbeing Team that defines the benefits of integrating both IQ and EQ. Allowing students to test their Emotional Intelligence and select tools that can help them improve their EQ.