Virtual Programs

Important COVID-19 Information

Review the latest public health orders here. Health & Counselling is still operating, with most of our services being offered by video or phone. Learn more >

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Not sure which program is right for you? 

Come to Drop-in HCS Advising to discover which of the different Health & Counselling services, programs, workshops, and/or support groups work best for you.

Do you have brief questions you want to ask a mental health provider? LiveChat is an instant messaging tool for students to connect to readily available online mental health support.

Drop-in HCS Advising is a virtual space for you to feel heard and supported by an HCS access case manager, where you can figure out your next steps together. 

Do you have questions or concerns about your health and are not sure who to ask? The nurses at Health and Counselling Services are here for you.

Stress Management and Building Resilience is a 3-Part Series where you’ll learn strategies, tools and resources for supporting your well-being. Join us for one, two, or all three sessions.

This seminar is open to any students, staff or faculty who are interested in learning more about anxiety and depression, both for those who have lived experience and those who just want to learn more.

Are you experiencing low mood or energy, and having difficulty focusing on your coursework? We are here to suuport students who are experiencing stress around school/life balance. 

This group is restricted to CAL registrants, and is designed to provide a space for students with disabilities to seek support in a safe environment.

Whether you're student, staff, or faculty, Creative Collective provides opportunities to connect, relax, and unwind through crafts, motion, music, and more. 

Face your demons – literally! Group members become players in the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game, therapeutically facilitated to encourage group members to build social skills to combat depression and anxiety.

Learning strategies to understand ADHD/ADD to support yourself, as well as your mental health, work and relationships.

Living with Chronic Pain is an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)-based support group for students struggling with chronic pain. 

Connect with your body, relax your mind and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life. Join anytime, no sign-up required!

A safe and confidential space for graduate students writing thesis or dissertation to share their experiences and receive support.


A workshop intended to create a safe and confidential space for students from the Asian community who feel alienated and/or targeted in response to the continued racial violence during this pandemic.

Join other self-identified women of colour for a 6-week therapy group focused on mindfulness and self-compassion. 


As we continue this term of online learning, it is important to know how to manage stress, especially during midterm season.

In these groups, focused on supporting queer communities, we'll be tackling some big topics, sharing and listening, and forging genuine connections through our shared experiences right now. 

This workshop is designed to provide participants with a brief introduction on how to recognize potential signs of distress and/or suicide risk, how to provide immediate support, and how to make appropriate referrals.

A gender-inclusive weekly Support Group for Survivors of Sexualized Violence.

A psycho-educational workshop focused on reinforcing strategies to increase healthy eating habits, enjoyment of food, and self-compassion.

A space for Black students to feel comfortable talking about Black experiences surrounding racism in a group setting.

An opportunity to meet others, ask questions, and learn strategies to overcome challenges connected with online learning including sleep, school/life balance, time management, procrastination, and motivation.

A safe space for students to share and support each other as they navigate everyday complexities of being an international student, including transition, family dynamics, culture, and independence.

A group intended to provide peer support/connection and psycho-educational information to SFU students dealing with issues related to student life during a global pandemic.


This group uses progressive muscle relaxation, which is a relaxation technique, to teach you to recognize tension in the body and how to relieve it.

This group is restricted to CAL registrants, and is designed to provide a space for students with disabilities to seek support in a safe environment.

Join us from February 8 to 12, 2021, as we celebrate Thrive Week with a series of virtual events geared to support your health and well-being.

This is a support group for students who have experienced a range of loss during the pandemic, including jobs, death, and/or social connection, etc.

This is a support group for students to build skills of mindfulness and self-compassion in order to enhance emotional well-being.

This support group is intended to support students experiencing generally present anxiety and stress in various areas of life.

A virtual group for current or previous varsity athletes who are navigating transition related to university, sport, and career. The aim of this group is to empower athletes to use the knowledge and skills they have cultivated through sport, university, and life to support them in finding their purpose and meaning after sport.

A virtual support group for individuals who have had exposure to or experience with person violence, family violence, intimate partner violence, or sexual assault. This group is intended for those who may need connection with others and need new tools to address concerns and challenges in regulation and self-care.

This is a support group for students who identify as being part of the South Asian diaspora or have family in South Asia. The goal of the group is to provide a healing space for students who identify as part of the South Asian diaspora community to connect with others and offer peer-to-peer support facilitated by HCS staff. Any students who self-identify as South Asian, have lived in South Asia or have cultural ties or roots to South Asia are welcome.

This is a healing space for students who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Bi-racial and/or Multi-racial to share their stories of witnessing or experiencing racism.