Resources and Support Group

Don’t fight alone. We are here to walk together. Death can be awkward,
so let’s talk about it.

Speaking to People with Cancer Series

Speaking to someone who currently is or has battled cancer can sometimes be uncomfortable. Our Internal committee has compiled some resources and created infographics to help individuals better interact with and support those affected by cancer. 

Peer Support Groups on Campus

Our campus provides a safe space for you to have a conversation about your challenges and problems. We are here to listen and support you. Here are some places on campus you can seek help:

UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Offered by Aspiria, the UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a free, 24/7 wellness resource for students. Services include personal counselling, life coaching, group programs and more based on your needs. UBC SAP can help you with a wide range of concerns to support your mental, emotional, physical and financial health.

To access the service:

Learn more about UBC Student Assistance Program


Speakeasy provides 1-on-1 drop-in session with a Peer Wellness volunteer to empower you to resolve issues by giving support, information, and guidance. This is free and confidential.

Location: NEST 3125

Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM

Learn more about Speakeasy

UBC Wellness Centre

Centralized space that provides peer support, resources and workshops for students to speak to a Wellness Peer Educator who is trained to bring support and resources to others.

Location: LIFE Building

Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM Tuesday 10AM-4PM

Learn more about The Wellness Centre

UBC Counselling Services

The counselling services welcomes appointments with Master-level counsellors that provides self-directed resources, workshops and coaching, group therapy, or individual therapy.

Location: Brock Hall 

Hours: Monday-Tuesday, Friday 8:30AM-3:30PM Wednesday 8:30AM-6PM Thursday 10AM-3:30PM

Learn more about UBC Counselling Services

Government Resources 


Here2Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web.

Get started here or learn more about Here2Talk

Wellness Together Canada

Wellness Together Canada was funded by the Government of Canada in response to the unprecedented rise in mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are being challenged like never before due to isolation, physical health concerns, substance use concerns, financial and employment uncertainty, and the emotional dialogue around racial equality. We’re all going through this together, and we believe that mental health is a journey, not a destination. Each day, we can take a step for our own wellbeing. Wellness Together Canada is here to support everybody on that journey.

Get started here or learn more about Wellness Together Canada

Crisis Centre BC

The Crisis Centre of BC is dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals, organizations, and communities. Spanning the spectrum of crisis support, suicide prevention, and postvention, we engage staff and volunteers in a variety of services and programs that educate, train, and support the strength and capacity of individuals and communities.

Learn more about Crisis Centre BC 


MindHealthBC is a one stop shop that gathers the wealth of evidence based resources available in your community and combines them into one easy to use website.

Learn more about MindHealthBC 

Cancer Prevention and Healthcare Tips

More than 50% of cancers are preventable. This can start with simple lifestyle choices, from what we eat, to the level of physical activity, to how we manage stress, a slight shift in our daily routine will affect our chances of getting cancer. Check out these articles to learn more about how to prevent cancer.

Cancer Research Center and Initiatives

UBC Faculty of Medicine

Canadian Cancer Society

BC Cancer Foundation

Cancer Research Institute

Vancouver Coastal Health

Movember Foundation