SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY if, at any time, thoughts of death or suicide are accompanied by:
- a fear that you will hurt yourself
- securing a means to self-harm (e.g. finding pills or a gun)
- and/or a plan for suicide
- call the Suicide Crisis Line (306 933-6200 in Saskatoon)
- call 911
- ask a trusted friend or family member to take you to the hospital
Professional assistance is advised when mental health difficulties:
- are intense
- significantly compromise academic and day-to-day functioning
Common issues you might seek counselling for:
- problematic anxiety
- thoughts of suicide
- eating and body image concerns
- relationship difficulties
- sexual assault
- questions about sexual orientation or gender identity
On campus support
Student Affairs and Outreach
If you or someone you know who is a USask student is in distress, in crisis, or experiencing a mental health concern please contact Student Affairs and Outreach.
Peer Health Drop-in Support
Peer Health student volunteers are available to listen and to help point you in the right direction for improved emotional wellness. Confidential and supportive.
Available during terms 1 and 2
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with a peer health student
The The USSU operates a number of centres that provide various support services to students including someone to talk to. They are friendly positive spaces that are open to everyone.
USask Faith Leaders
The faith leaders at USask are a multi-faith religious resource to all students, staff and faculty. Please feel free to contact any of them for support.
Aboriginal Students' Centre
The center provides student support advising and referrals when necessary.
Can advise you and refer you to a qualified mental health care professional.
View a list of family doctors in Saskatoon taking patients
Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services (Mobile Crisis 24/7)
Mental Health Services
- Adult Mental Health: Individual counselling, drop in group, group work & therapy groups.
- Community Addiction Services: Anyone can refer to Community Addiction Services: clients themselves, family, friends, employers, other professionals.
- Child and Youth Mental Health: Provides individual, family and group counselling and therapy with nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction counsellors and social workers. Individuals/parents may self-refer.
Centralized intake: 306-655-7777
715 Queen Street
Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre
Adult Family Program
They provide educational groups and individual supports for families affected by someone else’s mental illness, substance abuse/use or gambling concerns.
2302 Arlington Avenue in Saskatoon
Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre
No fee counselling.
202 Avenue C North Saskatoon
Catholic Family Services
Counselling services are offered on a sliding scale and open to everyone. Individual, couple and family counselling.
200-506 25th Street East Saskatoon
Family Services Saskatoon
They offer individual, couple, child and family counselling to the community. Variable fee for services.
102-506 25th Street East Saskatoon
Christian Counselling Services
Counselling for marriage, family, individual, addictions, stress, abuse, depression, parenting, co-dependency, women’s issues and grief.
617 3rd Avenue North Saskatoon
After Suicide Support Saskatoon
Offers one to one support as well as group support for adults and young adult’s ages 16-24 who have been affected by suicide.
108-322 LaRonge Road
Left Behind Suicide Support Group
Offers free drop-in support for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. No registration required.
Meets first Tuesday of every month 7.30-9pm at W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333-4th Ave N.
Friends and Relatives of People with Mental Illness (FROMI)
Support group for families, relatives and caregivers of people with mental illnesses. They provide a confidential, supportive network with an educational component.
Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm on W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333-4th Ave N.
306-249-0693 or 933-2085 or 242-7670
Saskatoon Tribal Council
Provides a variety of social, health, recreation and educational programming. Addiction counselling and social and emotional help is available.
200 – 335 Packham Avenue
There are various websites available where you can find interactive tools to help educate yourself, help you cope, destress, or get you thinking about a plan for being well.
Student Wellness Services
Maintaining our mental wellness means finding a balance in all areas of our lives. This includes physical, social, personal, emotional, work/financial, academic, and spiritual aspects. Reaching a balance is an ongoing process, and your own personal balance will be unique.
Indigenous Counselling Services
Free and available 24/7. Provides culturally competent telephone counselling in English, French, and upon request in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.
Online Therapy User
Is a free online Cognitive Behavior Therapy for depression and anxiety and pain. It involves reviewing educational material online and corresponding with a therapist over a secure messaging system.
7 Cups of Tea
It is free, anonymous and confidential online text chat with trained volunteer listeners.
Canadian Mental Health Association
can help you reflect on your unique strengths and identify areas where your level of mental fitness could be improved.
For more information about a specific mental health issue visit www.cmha.ca/mental-health
Kids Help Phone
Information booths on: bullying, dating, school, internet, violence and abuse, sexting, LGBTQ, family, emotional health and others.
A resource for depression in men.