Resources at Allard Hall
Student Wellbeing at Allard Hall provides a robust array of wellbeing activities addressing physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral needs of the law students. The Wellbeing program includes counselling, psychoeducational workshops, outreach, and mental health promotion. View wellbeing examples (PDF)
Allard Wellbeing Library
The Student Wellbeing Counsellor keeps a library of books on mental health and wellbeing for law students. These books are for students’ use and may be borrowed. Please drop in to borrow a book. View library catalogue (PDF).
Allard Wellbeing Support Items
The Student Wellbeing Counsellor has items to assist with wellbeing, for example, stress squeezy brains, coping cards, tea cards, etc. The support items are for law students and can be picked up by dropping in the Student Wellbeing office. There is even a massage chair and a heated blanket which can be used in the office.
Lawyer Wellbeing Mentor Program
Legal professionals struggle with mental health and wellbeing issues more than the general population. Law students are aware of these statistics and worry about the impact of mental health on their studies and future careers. Mental health stigma is real. Combating stigma comes through positive, accepting conversation and normalization with trusted professionals.
Therefore, Allard Student Wellbeing has launched the Lawyer Wellbeing Mentor Program. This initiative is aimed at asking lawyers who have navigated their way through their own mental health or wellbeing challenge, to recognize that they are in a perfect position to effect change in the legal profession by raising awareness. Law students value information delivered by lawyers. Email email@example.com for more information.
UBC has many resources to address student wellbeing needs. As a student you are welcome to connect with these groups and services as needed. Often times, though, it can be difficult to navigate what would be the best service for you at this time for the particular need you have. If this is the case, you are welcome to contact the Student Wellbeing Counsellor at Allard Hall (or a Wellness Adviser at UBC Counselling Service) to assist you in identifying the best resource for you.
Wellness advising, counselling appointments and group therapy options available by phoning 604-822-3811 or https://students.ubc.ca/health/counselling-services to learn more.
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety, depression, and other concerns. Sign up online or on the app TAO Mobile using your UBC e-mail.
At UBC Wellbeing students can:
• Talk to a wellness peer about health and wellness questions
• Attend a workshop or drop in for a wellness event
• Get student tested tips for eating healthy on a budget, sleeping better, and managing stress.
• Find simple ways to take care of your wellbeing, improve focus and academic success, and increase energy
• Buy safer sex products, like condoms, at cost
• Learn about other resources
Student Health Service offers a wide range of health assessments and treatments provided by doctors, nurses, and specialists. Click here to book an appointment.
UBC Student Assistance Program
24/7 UBC Student counselling services providing immediate and short-term counselling after hours and in multiple languages. 1-833-590.1328.
Student Health Care Plan covers 100% up to a maximum for a private mental health therapist. This includes a Psychologist, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychological Associate or someone with a Master's in Social Work. Click here for more information on your benefit coverage and how to submit a claim.
CFA works to create an inclusive living and learning environment for all students. Provides support to law students who require disability-related accommodations.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
If you have experienced sexual assault or any other form of sexual misconduct, have received a disclosure of sexual misconduct, witnessed sexual misconduct or are supporting someone who has experienced sexual misconduct, you can get individualized information, advice and assistance. All gender identities, expressions and sexualities are welcome.
AMS Student Services offers a number of great services for students including Speakeasy, SASC, VICE, Safewalk and a Foodbank.
Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
G&PS offers a number of services for graduate students including information on managing your program, supervision, and professional development including the excellent education series delivered by professionals, Graduate Pathways to Success.
Vancouver General Hospital Access and Assessment Centre
Provides mental health and substance services with on-site assessment, crisis intervention and short-term treatment. Call 604-675-3700 or walk in (803 West 12th Ave.) from 7:30 am to 9:30pm.
24/7 phone support for crisis and/or distress which requires immediate response. 1-800-784-2433
24/7 phone or online support for all Indigenous people across Canada. 1-855-242-3310. Additional support can be found here: https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/additional-support/
An independent organization of members of the legal community which offers confidential outreach, education, peer support and referral services to help people (including law students) deal with personal problems including alcohol and drug dependency, stress, anxiety and depression. Offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Meditation workshops at the law school each term.
Canadian Bar Association – Wellness
Offers free online course, Mental Health and Wellness in the Legal Professional, designed to raise awareness about depression and mental illness and provide resources for prevention and treatment.
Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch Wellness Resources
Provides links to helpful resources and articles pertinent to BC lawyers.
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UBC Student Health & Wellbeing Services & Supports: 2021-2022