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Student Counselling

Individual counselling, webinars and workshops

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COVID-19 and Student Counselling Services 

Wellness Services is continuing to monitor and respond to information and advisories from Alberta Health related to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 and MRU's response, please visit mru.ca/COVID19.

Appointments
We are committed to providing students with ongoing care and are offering telephone and video sessions.  We are unable to respond to telephone calls to our main switchboard at this time. To discuss your options or to book, change, or cancel an appointment, please email counselling@mtroyal.ca. Be sure to include your name and a call-back number. An administrative assistant will call you back as soon as possible.  Please note that, while we are working off campus, this call will come from a blocked number.

What Should I Do If I Think I Have COVID-19?
If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home. You can take an online assessment which will tell you if you should be tested for COVID-19, at which point you should call Health Link at 811. If you are not seriously ill, do not go to a physician’s office such as Health Services, a health care facility or a lab without consulting with Health Link 811 first. Call 911 if you are seriously ill and need immediate medical attention and inform them that you may have COVID-19.

 

Daily Student Support – Free Webinar from Student Counselling 

These sessions will focus on themes such as coping with worries, self-isolation, ways to stay connected and drawing on your resilience. We are not able to answer questions about MRU's response or provide medical information to COVID-19.

Presented by Student Counselling Services

Monday to Friday (daily)
1 p.m.


webinar (link will be live at 12:45 p.m.)

 


Our services

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In this video, counsellor Mirjam Knapik explains what Student Counselling is, what counsellors do, and what services we offer.

 

 

 

Personal counselling provides support for a wide range of concerns that impact your well-being, academic performance and development. These may include stress, anxiety, feeling low, loneliness, relationship concerns, addictions and more.

Career counselling provides assistance in finding your career passion and choosing a major. We help you to evaluate your life and career interests while taking into consideration other factors such as aptitudes, motivations and personal circumstances.

Educational counselling provides information and assistance to address obstacles that challenge academic performance. We also provide guidance on how best to balance well-being with school demands.

In addition to individual counselling, Student Counselling Services runs free, single-session workshops throughout the year on a variety of health and wellness topics (see Workshops). We also facilitate multi-session student success groups (see Groups).

Who has access?

Student Counselling Services is for MRU students. We offer individual counselling and workshops at no charge. Alumni may have one appointment post-graduation with a focus on how to access off-campus resources.

Make an appointment

We are committed to providing students with ongoing care and are offering telephone and video sessions.  We are unable to respond to telephone calls to our main switchboard at this time. To discuss your options or to book, change, or cancel an appointment, please email counselling@mtroyal.ca. Be sure to include your name and a call-back number. An administrative assistant will call you back as soon as possible.

Counselling sessions and counseling records are confidential.

No information about you is provided to third parties outside of Student Counselling Services without your consent, except in situations where:

  • You or another person is at imminent risk of serious harm.
  • Child abuse or child neglect is suspected or disclosed.
  • A court of law subpoenas information obtained in treatment.
  • Where concerns for the safety or yourself, another person or the MRU community arise. In such instances, the concerns may be reported to the Concerning Behaviour on Campus Team.

Records are kept and can be accessed within Student Counselling Services by other counsellors, on a need-to-know basis for the purposes of supervision, consultation and/or continued care.

Please cancel at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time if you are unable to attend. Appointments missed without sufficient notice may impact your access to booked sessions and the number of sessions available to you.