Call Student Affairs on 250.746.3509. 

Tell us if you have an urgent concern to get support as soon as possible.

Counsellors are available Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Our goal is to help you overcome challenges and have the best possible experience at VIU.

Support is available for enrolled students experiencing personal, career, or academic difficulties. Referrals may be made to other community services.

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

Professional - Safe - Confidential

Free, confidential, and professional support to enrolled VIU students. We collaborate with students in a compassionate setting to clarify concerns, establish goals and explore resources for well-being, and offer a variety of services which can assist in the management of personal challenges.

Why Seek Help?

There can be many reasons why. Common issues that students come to us with are depression, social anxiety, self-harm, disordered eating, relationship problems, perfectionism, grief and loss, substance abuse, confidence, loneliness, procrastination, internet addictions, coping with a traumatic event, adjustment to university life, and many other personal difficulties.

Services we Offer

  • personal counselling
  • crisis response
  • wellness workshops and groups
  • orientation to counselling services
  • consultation with faculty
  • referrals

How Do I Connect With a Counsellor?

Call 250.746.3509

Is it Confidential?

Yes. We take your right to privacy seriously. All information is for the purpose of providing counselling services. No information will be released to VIU administrators, instructors, outside agencies or anyone else unless authorized by you, or required by the law.

Counselling Resources

See: VIU Counselling Services

Crisis Response Team

For adults in suicidal or psychiatric crisis

Call the 24-hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line.