Support for indigenous students

Counselling is confidential and provided at no cost for students currently enrolled at SFU. 

  • Connect with the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) and chat with staff about programs and services. Counselling support in the Indigenous Student Centre is temporarily unavailable.
  • 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 an external Indigenous counsellor.
  • Phone My SSP (Student Support Program) at 1.844.451.9700 and ask to book an appointment with an Indigenous Counsellor. Appointments with an Indigenous counsellor.
  • Find other support options available with Health & Counselling including drop-in programs, groups, and virtual counselling.


Off Campus

  • The First Nations Health Authority also has an extensive list of mental health support options that may be available to you, including support groups and a list of available counsellors.
  • 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

Students can also connect with the following 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