MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Mental Health Support From Our Embedded Counsellor
Nicole Adoranti is a Canadian Certified Counsellor who is “embedded” in the Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems and is specialized in helping Forestry and LFS students. Nicole provides workshops and outreach support tailored specifically to the concerns that Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems students commonly experience. She can also meet students individually to find out more about their particular concerns and work collaboratively to make a wellness plan that is right for them.
Students can book an appointment to speak with Nicole about any concerns that might be impacting their personal, academic, or professional lives.
Students: To book a counselling session with Nicole, please contact Counselling Services directly at 604-822-3811 and identify yourself as either an LFS or Forestry student. Counselling Services support will be able to guide you through booking directly with Nicole, filling out the intake forms, and answering any questions you may have about the process.
Faculty/staff: If you are faculty or staff and would like to book a consultation with Nicole, please email directly at email@example.com.
Nicole’s office is located at the Forestry Students Services Office, FSC 2609A and her office hours are: Monday- Friday 8:30-4:30.
More About Counselling at UBC
As a UBC student, you are working to achieve your academic goals and make a positive contribution to your world, while coping with challenges that can impact your capacity to learn and thrive. At times, you may feel overwhelmed and need to reach beyond your usual sources support for a new perspective, to help you make changes in your life. At UBC you have a lot of different kinds of supports available for your mental health and wellbeing.
Counsellors are located at various locations on campus – at the main Counselling Services Centre, as well as “embedded” in several faculties and departments. UBC Counsellors respect that students have unique personalities, cultures and experiences and they strive to bring a multicultural, anti-oppressive, social-justice orientation to the counselling process.
Students often seek counselling help with:
- Navigating family and social relationships
- Major transitions
- Identity development
Mental Health Concerns
- Impacts of traumatic experiences
Issues from Academic Distress
- Exam anxiety
- Problems with attention and motivation
The counsellor who is embedded in the Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems is a member of the Counselling Services team and can help you navigate the full range of services that are available to you. You are also able to connect with UBC Counselling Services Centre for a full range of on-campus supports including Wellness Advising, Same-day Single-session appointments, brief counselling and group therapy programs.
No matter what issues you want to address, UBC counselling staff will get to know you and find out what kind of support will work best in your particular situation. Sometimes a single session is enough for now, to give you some new tools and new ways of thinking about your problem. Sometimes a group therapy program or a brief course of individual counselling sessions would be most helpful.
- Visit Student Health Services to see a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional on campus
- Check out Health and Wellbeing at UBC to explore a range of resources
- Get resources for coping with the mental health challenges of Covid-19
- UBC Student Assistance program offers a free 24/7 counselling and life coaching service, accessible anywhere in the world. The service is offered in multiple languages by phone, video-counselling, and more.
- At the UBC Wellness Centre you can get tips and resources on stress, studying and navigating university life
Find information here about how to help if you’re concerned about a friend who is feeling hopeless or thinking of harming themselves.
If you need crisis support or you’re currently in distress, the following resources are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week:
- Emergency Services: 911
- UBC Campus Security: 604.822.2222
- Hope for Wellness Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. 1-855-242-3310
- Vancouver Crisis Line: 1.800.784.2433
- Access & Assessment Centre (walk-in’s 7:30am – 9:30pm): 604.675.3700
- Victim Link: 1.800.563.0808
- Urgent Care, UBC Hospital: 2211 Wesbrook Mall (8am – 10pm). Urgent care or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.