Student Options for Health and Well-Being at BCIT:
BCIT Student Health Services has a variety of pamphlets and resources on topics such as sexual health, mental health and general overall wellness. Please stop in during clinic hours to find out more!
Our walk-in clinic with physicians and nurses are here to provide you with services regarding STI testing, contraceptive counselling and options, along with general medical advice and support.
If you are interested in speaking to a counsellor please see BCIT Counselling and Student Development Services.
Physical Activity and Nutrition
- Canada's Physical Activity Guide and Recommendations
- Tips on physical activity, health eating, healthy workplaces and more
- Check out Dietitians of Canada for healthy eating tips and meal ideas
- Visit the National Sleep Foundation for sleeping tips in order to achieve your best self
- Check out this wellness module on getting a good sleep!
Stress and Anxiety Management
- Dealing with a lot of stress? Here are some common ways of coping with stress
- Some ways to help you slow down and challenge negative emotions
- Stress, mental health, and self-help
- Wellness module on problem-solving tips
- Resources for men, about men. Health strategies and ways to cope and prevent depression
- Canadian Mental Health Association site for resources and promotion of mental health for all Canadians including those currently experiencing or recovering from mental illness
- BCIT Counselling and Student Development Services
In an emergency or crisis:
Need to speak to someone urgently? Feeling unsafe or uncertain about a friend, colleague or family member? In a crisis? Please contact the following:
Go to the nearest emergency room or follow the emergency instructions provided by your doctor, mental health professional or care team. If your community has a mental health car, you can call 911 to request it.
Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) to get help right away, any time of day or night. It's a free call.
Your Local Crisis Line
If you are in distress, call 310-6789 (do not add 604, 778 or 250 before the number) 24 hours a day to connect to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal. The crisis lines linked in through 310-6789 have received advanced training in mental health issues and services by members of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information.
Kid's Help Phone
For children and youth aged 5 to 20. Call 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor, 24 hours a day. It's free, confidential, anonymous and available across Canada. They can also refer you to local services and resources. Kid’s Help Phone is available in English and French.