Wellness Resources

Due to the heat warning currently in effect (July 26-30th), we wanted to provide a quick update regarding cooling centre locations and hours of operation on campus:

  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (Monday-Sunday, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.)
  • Koerner Library(Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, closed)
  • AMS Nest (Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

UBC has also installed two temporary water stations to help everyone stay hydrated:

Please continue monitoring for signs of heat illnesses such as a rash, swelling, cramps, blurred or double vision, nausea, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and other worsening symptoms. A reminder to have regular check-in with your staff, especially those working remotely and/ or working alone. The Heat Stress and Stay Hydrated documents from our previous email are also attached here.Please connect with us if you have any questions or concerns regarding Heat Stress. For the most updated information, please visit the UBC SRS site.


Staying Hydrated

Signs of Heat Stress

 

We understand that this is a stressful time for all. If you are struggling or looking for online learning tools, please take a look at the resources below:

Student Wellness:

Faculty and Staff Wellness:

General Wellness:

Additional Student Supports:

  • The Hope for Wellness Help Line is open to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada, and offers 24-hour mental health counselling, via phone 1-855-242-3310 or chat Line.
  • Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) toll-free anywhere in BC to access emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health and substance use issues. Available 24 hours a day.
  • Indigenous UBC students can access support via the Student Health and Wellbeing portal.

Community Supports:

  • The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) offers support for Indigenous people (status and non-status) who have had members of their family attend residential school. Please review this information here.Here’s a list of service providers registered with health benefits at their website or call 1-855-550-5454.
  • The Hope for Wellness Help Line is open to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada, and offers 24-hour mental health counselling, via phone 1-855-242-3310 or chat Line.
  • The KUU-US Crisis Line Society operates a 24-hour provincial Aboriginal Crisis line for: adults, elders and youth. See more here.
    Adult/Elder Crisis Line: 250-723-4050
    Child/Youth Crisis Line: 250-723-2040
    BC Wide Toll Free: 1-800-588-8717
    Métis Crisis Line BC Toll Free: 1-833-638-4722
  • The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and to those dealing with intergenerational trauma. Call toll free: 1-800-721-0066.
  • The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres supports Aboriginal Friendship Centres across the province that support urban Aboriginal people. You can learn more about the Friendship Centre model, provincial initiatives and programs, and connect with local Friendship Centres here.
  • The Hope for Wellness Help Line is open to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada, and offers 24-hour mental health counselling, via phone 1-855-242-3310 or chat Line.
  • Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) toll-free anywhere in BC to access emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health and substance use issues. Available 24 hours a day.

COVID-19 Pandemic Resources:

Staying Hydrated Signs of Heat Stress
Staying Hydrated Signs of Heat Stress

Staying Hydrated


Signs of Heat Stress