Urgent assistance

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

Urgent Assistance

  • call Canada Suicide Prevention Services
  • call Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services
  • call 911 (in Canada)
  • ask a trusted friend or family member to take you to the hospital
  • Royal University Hospital Emergency Room: 103 Hospital Drive
  • Saskatchewan Health line: 811
  • Saskatoon Mobile Crisis: 306-933-6200
  • Saskatoon Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 306-244-2224
  • Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566
  • Crisis text line: Text HOME to 686868

You likely need professional assistance when your mental health difficulties are intense, persist and significantly compromising academic and day-to-day life.

Common issues you might seek counselling for:

  • problematic anxiety
  • depression
  • thoughts of suicide
  • trauma
  • grief
  • eating and body image concerns
  • relationship difficulties
  • abuse
  • sexual assault
  • questions about sexual orientation or gender identity

USask support

Student Wellness Centre

Physical and mental health care for USask students and their spouses and children who live in Saskatchewan.

Students living outside of Canada may have access to Mental Health Services through Empower Me.

Student Affairs and Outreach

Social Workers who provide support to students who are experiencing a crisis, life stressors, or encountering barriers that are impeding their personal and/or academic success.

Empower Me by Student Care

USask undergraduate and graduate students living abroad and within Canada also have access to counselling services through Empower me. Counselling is available by phone, video or e-counselling.

Support is available 24/7, 365 days per year, is confidential and offered in different languages.

Peer Health USask drop-in support

Peer Health student volunteers are available to listen and to help point you in the right direction for improved emotional wellness. This service is confidential and supportive.

Email peerhealthdropin@gmail.com to connect with a Peer Health trained student volunteer.

University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU)

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.

Undergraduate students can also access mental health support through the USSU EmpowerMe program

Graduate Students' Association (GSA)

Graduate students can access mental health support through the GSA EmpowerMe program.

USask Faith Leaders

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.

Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre

The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre offers programs and services aimed at supporting the personal, social, cultural and academic success of Métis, First Nation and Inuit students.

International Student and Study Abroad Centre

ISSAC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, globally aware and inclusive campus community.

If you're in need of emergency food, reach out to the USSU Food Centre and other support units on campus.

Community resources

Family Doctor
Can advise you and refer you to a qualified mental health care professional.

Saskatchewan Health Line

If you wish to speak to a health professional, call the Saskatchewan Health line at 811 (24-hour service)

211 Saskatchewan

A list of community, social non-clinical health, and government services. Call or text 211 to speak with a service navigator.

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services (Mobile Crisis 24/7)
306 933-6200

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
Saskatchewan Health Authority

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

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

OUT Saskatoon
Services and programs, and counselling that support the physical and mental health of 2SLGBTQ youth, adults, and families.

Friends and Relatives of People with Mental Illness
Confidential support for families and friends of people with mental illness. Organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association.
306-933-2085 or 306-249-0693

Wellness Together Canada
Mental health and substance use support. This service provides education, skill building through courses and apps, connection, wellness self-assessment and tracking, and counselling services by phone or text
Counselling: 1-866-585-0445
Text WELLNESS to 741741


Online resources

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.

USask physical and mental health information
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 cmha.ca/mental-health.

Kids Help Phone
Information booths on: bullying, dating, school, internet, violence and abuse, sexting, LGBTQ, family, emotional health and others.

Health Strategies for managing and preventing depression, for men. Includes information on how to evaluate your own symptoms, advocate for yourself within the healthcare system, and build resiliency.  

You are not alone
USask's suicide prevention, intervention and postvention toolkit for students, staff and faculty.