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Health & Counselling Services Development Fund

Your gift will make a direct impact in students’ lives, helping someone who might be struggling with anxiety, depression, or stress—by supporting free programs and services that have been proven to make a difference.
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It’s no secret that student life is challenging—but for some it can be overwhelming.

Nearly 20% of SFU students report being diagnosed or treated by a professional for anxiety, depression or another mental health issue. 

That means 1 in every 5 students needs mental health support—but we know there are many others who haven’t asked for help.

Stress can play a large role in students' lives, and it can sometimes overshadow the many good memories they should be making. That's why—with your help—we are working to support student wellbeing.

SFU Health & Counselling Services works in collaboration with other campus groups to offer a variety of free and accessible programs. These programs help students succeed and ensure they have the best experience at SFU.

Please make a donation to the Health & Counselling Services Development Fund—and help SFU students overcome the challenges they face today, so they can reach their future goals.

Donation Impact

Your gift to the Health & Counselling Services Development Fund will make a direct impact in students’ lives, helping someone who might be struggling with anxiety, depression, or stress—by supporting free programs and services that have been proven to make a difference.

Your support allows HCS to continue providing vital services—such as the My Student Support Program (MySSP) platform and Access Case Managers—that allow students to begin reaching out for professional counselling and other guidance, without having to take the intimidating step of setting up a face-to-face appointment. 

  • Students feel more comfortable accessing MySSP early, before a situation becomes more serious. MySSP is available 24/7 by text or online chat, and is accessible in different languages to students wherever they are in the world—all essential to providing meaningful help in the current circumstances. 
  • Access Case Managers are skilled social workers, hired shortly after the HCS Development Fund launched last year. They've helped reduce wait times for counselling services by helping students understand their needs and navigate the resources available to them.

Under normal circumstances, having low barrier programs that students can access is very important. Right now, it is essential. 

In these difficult times, it’s vitally important that students can receive free and convenient help—wherever they are, whenever they need it. Please give today.