Mental Health

"You never know what people are going through.  Some people are happy on the outside and deep down they feel like the world is against them." 

Karen Velasco – Marketing '18 , President – NAITSA

It's OK to talk about it. Let's listen to each other and together we can reduce the stigma around mental health. If you or someone you know needs support, access our on-campus resources below.

You may have heard the statistic that 1 in 3 of us will experience a mental health problem during the course of our lives (Government of Canada, 2006). This number is important because it shows us that mental health problems are common and can touch any of us at any given time.

Mental health was identified as a concern on the 2015/16 NAIT Student Engagement survey.

  • 99% of students agree that mental health and well-being is important for academic success.
  • 94% agree that NAIT has an institutional responsibility to promote mental health and well-being on campus.
  • 64% agree that if they were experiencing a personal issue (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression) that was preventing them from completing their academic work, they would feel comfortable approaching their instructor.

Mental Health Education

This strong message from students has emphasized the importance of the Mental Health First Aid training course that has been offered to staff and students since 2014. This program teaches people how to properly identify and engage with someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

Oct. 19 Event

The Inquiring Mind

The Inquiring Mind is a program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational student setting.

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Oct. 19 Event

The Inquiring Mind

The Inquiring Mind is a program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational student setting.

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Nov. 16 Event

The Inquiring Mind

The Inquiring Mind is a program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational student setting.

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Jan. 11 – Jan. 12 Event

Mental Health First Aid

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course will give you the tools needed to identify, respond, and refer.

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid certification is also offered by Mental Health Commission of Canada through NAIT Continuing Education.

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On-Campus Support and Resources

Everyone needs help sometimes, reach out and take it!

Student Counselling

Life has its challenges, but you don’t have to face them alone. Whether you are experiencing barriers to success inside or outside of the classroom, our free, confidential counselling services.

Health Services

Health Services' team of healthcare professionals provide a variety of services to NAIT staff and students.

Recreation

We offer a wide variety of recreation programming to keep you motivated and moving between your classes at NAIT. Check out some of our great drop-in classes and regular weekly courses.

Chaplaincy Services

NAIT Chaplains are faith leaders who are available to help guide NAIT community members through their spiritual journeys.

NAITSA Peer Support

Peer support is an anonymous and confidential listening service for students by students. We an environment where students will feel safe and at ease when discussing concerns with their peers.

Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Students

Safe Spaces is an initiative to mark safe and inclusive spaces for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer and questioning (LGBTQ).

Learning Supports

Meet with a learning advisor, professional tutor, learning strategist, and others who can help you succeed at NAIT.

International Centre

NAIT’s International Centre provides services that support international students as they transition and settle in Canada.

Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre

The Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre is a community gathering place where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students can gather to network, study and share their post-secondary learning experiences.