The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre (SWAC) offers a wide range of programs to meet the needs of all enrolled part-time and full-time students at all Humber campuses, including University of Guelph-Humber, and International Graduate School (IGS).

Scope of Practice Statement

As a student at Humber College, you will have access to free, private and confidential short-term counselling services led by professional clinicians. Our goal is to support you in exploring and understanding challenges affecting your personal well-being and mental health, using a short-term, goal-oriented approach.

We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment at Humber College. Our counselling team works closely with the Black Student Support and Engagement team (BSSE) to provide enhanced support for black-identified learners. We collaborate with the Indigenous Education and Engagement team (IE&E) to offer Indigenous-specific holistic support. In addition, we work with support services such as the LGBTQ Resource Centre, Spirituality & Wellness, and more.

Please keep in mind that to access our services, you must be physically located in the province of Ontario at the time of your appointment.

Common concerns addressed in short-term counselling may include:

  • Adjusting to college life or Canadian culture
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Coping with relationship challenges
  • Developing and exploring identity
  • Impacts of Colonial Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Emotional self-regulation

Services provided:

  • Short-term individual counselling with same day or next day appointments available
  • Limited number of pre-scheduled appointments are also available
  • Group skills development programs
  • Referral to community treatment programs
  • Outreach & consultation to college faculty, department or groups on mental health and personal well-being topics

Some services are outside of our scope of practice or extend beyond our scope of care. Examples include:

  • Intensive outpatient therapy (i.e., regular scheduled individual sessions occurring weekly for an extended period)
  • Counselling for the purpose of formal documentation (e.g., psychiatric diagnosis, notes for academic consideration without established history)
  • Counselling to students not currently enrolled in classes due to graduation, withdrawal, or dismissal from the College.

Our services are short-term in nature. We can help guide you through present-day concerns that impact personal and academic performance. However, some concerns may require additional support by a mental health agency, hospital (in/outpatient) or other professionals in the community. Rest assured that our counsellors can support you in finding those resources in the community if they fall outside our scope.

Our services are available from Monday to Friday from 8:30-4:30.

Internal/Community Referrals:

We understand that your needs may extend beyond the scope of our Counselling Services. However, our goal is to ensure that you get the support that best fits your current needs. Our counselling services and Student Intervention Coordinators (SIC) can act as liaison to community supports. Rest assured that we are here to guide you through the process of getting you connected. We will help to identify referral options tailored to your personal situation.