Health and Well-being

ISC Resources

  • NEW! ISC Wellness Program: The ISC Wellness Program consists of a Walk/Run platform, workout classes and well-being resources. The program aims to support students' holistic well-being and boosting morale through their academic journey. This is a safe and casual space on SFU Canvas for students to create a goal for their semester, participate in monthly challenges, share their wellness journey and to connect to, and lift others up through small activities such as sharing their favourite Spotify playlists and YouTube videos. Zoom engagement will be limited to provide a sense of community without the pressure of having to be on camera all the time. If you have any questions or comments, please email Kaylena Ryan (Indigenous Student Life Coordinator) at kaylena_ryan@sfu.ca. To join this program please fill out this websurvey
  • Mental Health Support Case Manager: Deborah Fung is the primary contact to help connect Indigenous students with wellbeing supports at SFU. You can contact Deborah by emailing isc_well@sfu.ca to request an initial consultation. The purpose of this consultation is to learn about your concerns and to brainstorm appropriate resources and referrals (including counselling as an option) for you. Ideally, please provide your preferred time for an appointment. 

SFU Resources

External Resources

  • 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 may be via phone or ask about in-person appointment options in the community. My SSP App can also be downloaded for 24/7 support. All support through My SSP is free and confidential. 
  • The MindShift Application is an iOS and Android app designed to help individuals ease their anxiety through tools aimed at relaxing the mind and developing more effective ways of thinking. This app is free of charge and available for download through the App Store and Google Play.