Staff and Research Associates, there is a new earlier deadline to submit your Professional Development Fund claims: March 5. Managers must approve by March 12.

Mental health

UBC recognizes the key role that mental health plays in the workplace. Mental health impacts everyone at UBC, not just those with a mental illness.

Our training and educational programs aim to support the UBC staff and faculty community with tools and resources to improve mental health, resiliency and coping skills. We encourage you to learn more about the various events and activities that take place throughout the year and invite you to join us as champions of mental health and wellbeing at UBC.

The ability of our students, faculty and staff to live, learn, work and support one another in a complex and challenging world is dependent on the mental health and resilience of our community members.

At UBC, we must take action at all levels of the institution to enhance mental health and resilience for all. This includes increasing mental health literacy and continuing to focus on decreasing mental health stigma, while equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive.


UBC Vancouver: Please contact Miranda Massie, Workplace Wellbeing Practices & Learning Consultant, at

UBC Okanagan: Please contact Amanda Swoboda, Wellbeing Specialist, at

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Training programs and on-demand workshops

UBC offers a range of programs and services in support of mental health – from mindfulness and self-care to training on how to help co-workers struggling with depression.

Helping faculty and staff in distress

In your role, you may be the first person to see signs that a colleague is in distress. Use the Orange Folder guide to learn commons signs of distress, and the steps you can take to offer assistance.

Self-paced learning opportunities

Sign up for self-guided or facilitated programs that cover a range topics like positive coping strategies, self-care and workplace wellbeing.

UBC Thrive

UBC Thrive is a mindset and a month-long series of events focused on helping everyone at UBC explore their path to mental health.

Extended Health & Dental Provider: Sun Life

Phone: 1-800-661-7334 or 1-800-361-6212

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 Morneau Shepell 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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