Mental wellness & counselling

Life can be challenging. School, work, family, and personal struggles can all have an impact on our mental wellness. There are supports available.

If you or somebody you know is in crisis, call the BC Crisis Line at 1.800.SUICIDE or 1.800.784.2433 or the KU-US Crisis Line (24 hour phone support for Indigenous people in BC) at 1.800.588.8717. 

Early Alert Referral

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, academics, or other issues, you can use the Early Alert Referral Form to connect with a Learner Services staff member. They can help with next steps. 

Here2Talk (Online)

Here2Talk is an easy to use, free counselling service for BC post-secondary students. Connect with professional counsellors through the app, phone, or web chat.

Registration is required - for a walkthrough on how to register check out our step-by-step video.

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Regional Counsellors (In-Person)

CMTN has partnered with counsellors in our region to provide in-person counselling services to our students. For regional counselling, $75 per visit is covered by your extended health benefits through the Student Union, and CMTN will pay the balance for up to five sessions. Contact CMTN's Mental Health and Wellness Officer to find out more. 

If you are a registered counsellor in one of our communities that would like to partner with CMTN to provide face to face support to our students, please contact Tracey Woodburn, Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching:

Additional resources

Coast Mountain College resources

Community resources

For a comprehensive list of community resources, visit the Student Support Community Resources page and for an extended catalogue of online resources, see the New and Returning Student Orientation Shell in the Mental Health and Wellness folder.

Online mental health resources and apps

  • Mindshift: free app with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools for anxiety.
  • CBT-i app: free app designed to help with sleep challenges.
  • Here to Help: free online resources and self-screening for mental health and substance use struggles.
  • Anxiety Canada: free online resources and tools for anxiety.
  • Healthy Minds App: problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with stresses encountered both on and off campus.
  • Optimale: website resources on understanding male body image & mental health.
  • Learner Services Brightspace: access mental health and wellness resources in the Stress and Anxiety folder.