Mental Health

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.

Community Resources

Tough Enough to talk about it. Safer workplaces start with you. 

Adult Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response Team 780.342.7777
AHS Additional Helpline 1.866.332.2322
Beyond Blue  
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention  
CASA Mental Health Outreach Clinic 780.413.4700
Community Support Services 211
Edmonton Canadian Mental Health Association Distress Line (24/7)  
Health Strategies for Managing and Preventing Depression  
Hope for Wellness (for Indigenous peoples) 1.855.242.3310
Man Therapy  
Online Mental Health Assessment and Resources  
Online Video Counselling  
Sexual Assault Crisis Line 780.423.4121
Suicide Prevention Resource Centre  

These web sites should not be used as a substitute for an assessment by a health professional or qualified mental health counsellor.

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.

Connecting Virtually

Introduction to how to make and maintain social connections virtually.


Information and links to resources related to COVID-19.

Physical Well-being

Learn the benefits of physical activity and strategies to incorporate physical activity into your routine.


Recommendations for ways to minimize stress while studying remotely.

Stress and Anxiety

Recognize if you are experiencing stress-related symptoms and learn coping strategies.

Mental Health First Aid

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

View course details

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.


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.


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.

Equity and Inclusion for 2SLGBTQIA+ 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.

Blue Folder

The Blue Folder provides information and resources on how to identify if somebody at NAIT is dealing with mental health challenges and how to help address them.


We’re offering students access to headversity, a mental wellness app that can help build resilience. Get access today!


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