Mental health support

If you are in a mental health crisis and need immediate support, call:

Personal well-being is important to academic success. At NorQuest we understand that college can be stressful. Many students experience difficulties during their studies.

Our professional mental health services are offered free of charge and in a private setting to NorQuest students. We can help you deal with personal concerns that may be affecting your studies or personal well-being.

We'll work with you to explore what’s happening in your life and help you identify positive coping strategies. We offer individual services as well as free Wellness workshops to help you be successful from classroom to future employment. Our Wellness team can also connect you with mental health support and services in the community if more specialized or long-term therapy is a better fit for you.

Here are some common concerns that students seeking help want to discuss:

  • adjustment to college and homesickness
  • academic challenges
  • stress and anxiety
  • relationship or family difficulties
  • managing a mental illness while attending college
  • dealing with depression
  • coping with grief or death
  • managing in a crisis
  • assault or abuse
  • sexuality
  • substance use
  • suicidal thoughts

Contact us to book an appointment.

NorQuest’s mental health strategy

Mental Health is a state of well-being.
World Health Organization, 2014

Our mental health strategy is for everyone: every learner and every employee. Mental health promotion includes creating and taking steps to enhance supports for well-being. This may be through services or education and awareness. Mental health promotion contributes to the betterment of all aspects of society and the functioning of individuals in their everyday lives such as work and education (WHO, 2004).

The well-being of the college community affects the health and success of us all. “Mental health and well-being are fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life” (“Investing in Mental Health”, 2013, p. 5). It affects the success of our students and the work of our employees.


A Mental Health Strategy for All

NorQuest College recognizes the need for a mental health strategy. This strategy is promote mental health awareness, well-being, and crisis management. The college strives to be proactive in an approach towards mental health.

NorQuest College's Mental Health Strategy

NorQuest College created a Mental Health Working Group in 2019. This group consisted of learners and employees. The role of the group was to develop and recommend a college-wide mental health strategy.

Additional resources

Concerns with coping


Employees access more information The Q, and through LifeWorks. Email for more information.

Centre for Growth and Harmony 780.644.6155
Monday - Friday 8:15 am - 4:30 pm

We offer in-person and online support through appointments or drop-in services.

Note: Services may not be available on site at all campuses.