NBCCD

Counselling and Accessibility Services

College Counselling

The College Counsellor provides confidential support services and often acts as a student advocate for students with disabilities and/or mental health, sexual health and relationship issues. The Counsellor is also your resource for career counselling and psycho-educational testing, as well as help in crisis situations and other matters affecting student life and/or academic performance.

Kristi Clarke is your college counsellor, reach out at kristi.clarke@gnb.ca or (506) 457-6987.

  • The Counsellor offers free single-session or short-term confidential counselling services that are available to all full and part-time (program) students attending NBCCD.
  • The College Counsellor is NBCCD’s main contact support person for matters of mental health, accessibility services, and overall wellness across the College community.
  • The Counsellor acts as initial, more immediate support to students in need before offering appropriate referral to services available in the community through their Student Health Plans.

Learning Accessibility & Accommodations

The College Counsellor and Learning Strategist work collaboratively with students and faculty to ensure implementation of proper accommodations that provide necessary support, preserve academic integrity, and safeguard student privacy. New students requiring accessibility services should identify their needs to the College Counsellor upon confirmation of admission. Early intervention is critical in providing a barrier-free learning environment and supporting student success.

Mental Health and COVID-19

We recognize the impact that COVID-19 has had on students at NBCCD – know that you are not alone and there is help available through the college and online resources.

 

SERVICES

Digital Therapy Services & Online Mental Health Support by MindBeacon

This is covered through your Student Health Plan.

This service is a one-stop, private space to access therapy and mental health supports. MindBeacon provides high-quality online therapy with a registered counsellor and access to a 24/7 crisis text line. Students have unlimited access to their account history including therapist messages, content, resources, and more.

This is a free service through the Government of Canada.

Wellness Together Canada (www.wellnesstogether.ca) is an evidence-based, online resource funded by the Government of Canada. It was implemented during the pandemic to address the mental health and substance use concerns of Canadians of all ages, including children. Services range from basic wellness information, to one-on-one sessions with a counsellor, to peer support, and to participating in a community of support. The site contains a wide range of tools such as videos, self-learning modules, apps to track your feelings. All are available free of charge, in English and in French. Services are private and confidential and available 24/7.

Bridge the Gapp

Bridge the Gapp is a new way to connect with guidance and support for mental health and addictions. The Government of New Brunswick and Horizon Health have put together an accessible page full of resources, training videos, activities, helplines, and information to support wellness and address issues related to mental health challenges during COVID-19.

 

 

APPS

MindShift® CBT – Anxiety Canada (CBT app that provides strategies and tools for various mental health concerns)

Declutter The Mind – Free Guided Meditation App for iOS and Android (Guided Mediation App)


YOGA

Yoga With Adriene – YouTube (Free online Yoga series)


PODCASTS

Well-Being Connection • A podcast on Anchor (CMHA)

The Over|Thinking Podcast (podbean.com) (CMHA)

Talking Cannabis and Mental Health with Psychotherapist Daniel Lang by Cannabis and Mental Health Podcast (anchor.fm)

What Really Works? A Mental Health Podcast for Young People (podbean.com) (CMHA)

Wellness

Helpful events are coordinated throughout the year to provide mental health supports, and the tools necessary to succeed at NBCCD. Wellness is important to us, and we’re here to make your experience at NBCCD an enjoyable one. Check out our NBCCD Student Life pages to see what we’re up to.

College Aid

Sometimes, despite the best planning, individual financial situations can change. If you are in need, the College will try to provide you with non-perishable food and hygienic supplies.

Need Guidance?

Are you a current student seeking counselling services? Visit MY NBCCD’s counselling page for Frequently Asked Questions.

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