Support for indigenous students

Book an appointment with, Indigenous Counsellor, with SFU Health & Counselling. Email and ask to book with Tanu Gamble or Jennifer Reandy, HCS Indigenous Counsellors. 

You may receive an email from Jennifer or Access Case Manager, Deborah Fung, to follow-up with your request.


Mon Unavailable
Tue 9:30am-3:30pm
Wed 9:30am-3:30pm
Thu 9:30am-3:30pm
Fri 9:30am-3:30pm


Health and Counselling Services Indigenous Counselor

Tanu Gamble

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Tanu is from the Haida and Gitxaala Nations on the North Coast of BC and she is a registered clinical counsellor at SFU's Indigenous Student Centre (ISC). Tanu has a BA in Psychology and an MEd in Counselling Psychology from UBC. Tanu works with students from a trauma informed, feminist and anti-oppressive framework, taking into consideration the multiple and complex layers of Indigenous student's lives that impact their mental health and well-being. She strives to create a safe, warm and empathic environment where a student can feel heard and supported. Her approach is flexible and holistic and she bases her interventions on what fits best with a student's lived experience and current needs. 

Meet Jennifer Reandy

Health and Counselling Services Indigenous Counselor

Jennifer Reandy

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Jennifer is a registered clinical counsellor working with SFU’s Indigenous Student Centre (ISC). She works from a braided practise that honours Indigenous knowledge, strength-based person/community centered approach and relevant, respectful, mainstream therapeutic orientations that strive for holistic balance (emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual). She believes in the importance of wrap-around care, especially supporting connections with Elders and cultural teachings, as well as exploration of identity development. She is aware of the impacts of colonization and intergenerational trauma while recognizing the resilience and wellness in communities and culture. Her work is grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing that stress the importance for reciprocity, relevance, responsibility and relationships.

Get Additional Support 

SFU Health and Counselling Support

SFU Indigenous Student Centre

External Support

Access Case Manager

Book an appointment with an Access Case Manager who provides a same-day 30 minute appointment.  They will provide mental health support and/or referral to appropriate services and resources, like a doctor, HCS mental health support or an external Indigenous counsellor.

Virtual Programs 

Find other support options available with Health & Counselling including drop-in programs, groups, and virtual counselling.

ICS Wellness Program

If you're interested in connecting with other Indigenous students, check out the ISC Wellness program! This is a safe and casual space for you to participate in monthly challenges, attend workout classes, share about your wellness journey, and connect with others through small activities, such as sharing your Spotify playlists.

Indigenous Student Centre 

Connect with the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) and chat with staff about programs and services.

Indigenous students can also connect with the Indigenous Student Centre with any questions or help navigating support options.

Healing in Colour 

Healing in Colour offers a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to values supporting BIPOC in all intersections


MindMapBC is a database of outpatient mental health services including professional counselling, peer counselling, support groups, and others

Crisis Lines

Vancouver Crisis Line: 604-872-3311 (24/7) 

Kuu-US Crisis Response Services (24/7): 1-800-588-8717

BC Suicide Line: 1-800-784-2433