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Mental health

Your mental health and resilience support your ability to cope and thrive in a complex and challenging world. Through awareness, education, and skill-building, you can contribute to safe, healthy and supportive communities at UBC.

Discover services, programs, and resources available to support your mental health and support workplace wellbeing.

Leaders are encouraged to visit the Mental health: Tools and resources for managers, heads and deans page to help support their teams with any challenges they might be facing.

Immediate Mental health support

Call the LifeWorks Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor at any time or use the chat function on the desktop and mobile apps. Learn more about EFAP resources and services.

Extended Health Benefits

Access registered/licensed clinical psychologists and social workers, or clinical counsellors through the psychological services provision under your extended benefits plan.

Supporting your mental health

Thrive all year long

A month of events and a year round mindset to guide you on a path to mental health.

Take a closer look

Supporting workplace wellbeing

Consulting services

Reach out to one of our consultants to speak about enhancing wellbeing within your team.

Reach out to a consultant

Training and education

UBC offers various programs and services supporting mental health, from mindfulness and self-care to training to help your co-workers.

Take a look at the services

Not Myself Today

An evidence-informed initiative that makes it easy for managers, leaders and employees to take action to support mental health in the workplace.

Learn more about the initiative

Workplace Wellbeing Ambassadors

Champion mental health and wellbeing in your department by becoming a Workplace Wellbeing Ambassador.

Find out how to be an Ambassador

Extended Health & Dental Provider: Sun Life

Phone: 1-800-661-7334 or 1-800-361-6212
Web: mysunlife.ca

Active Plan Group Number: 025205
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number

Retirement & Survivor Benefits Plan Group Number: 020605
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number

Need crisis counselling?

Call the LifeWorks Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor.

Health & Wellbeing Disclaimer

The wellbeing information on this website is provided as information only and should not serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, or treatment from qualified physicians, mental health care providers, or other health care providers.  External resources have been carefully selected but are not produced by UBC and UBC is not responsible for the content nor does UBC endorse products or services mentioned on these sites.  Suggested links and resources are intended to educate but not to replace UBC policies, procedures or advice from health professionals.

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