Find support through Douglas College’s counselling services

Get help navigating personal issues, career decisions and support with academic appeals or petitions.

Stay safe while you’re on campus

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Find out everything you need to know about campus security and student safety.

Drawing a map for queer and transgender kids

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Tanysha Klassen wants to help others navigate the challenges of gender identity.

‘Tis the season to feel stressy

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Overwhelmed by finals? Approaching holidays stressing you out? Douglas College counsellors have tips to help you deal with the strain.

Taking the First Steps: My Struggle With Mental Illness

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Mental illness is a hidden barrier for a lot of people. I am no expert on mental illness and I am not here to spout a whole bunch of facts about it. I am here to take the first steps in making mental illness less hidden among students. I have struggled from depression and anxiety for most of my life. It became debilitating when I entered high school. I very quickly left school and took my courses online. Most of my anxiety is socially driven, but at times it creeps up for… Read More

Child and Youth Care student gives back

Meredith Graham has faced many difficulties in life. She left home when she was a teenager, couch surfed, and graduated high school while living in a group home. She also has bipolar disorder. But none of that has stopped her from pursuing her career and educational goals. Meredith works as a youth and family development worker for a Burnaby non-profit and is studying in the Child and Youth Care program at Douglas College. “Some days are brighter than others and it is an ongoing learning process for me to appreciate that my… Read More