The Online Therapy Unit is open and is not currently experiencing service delays related to COVID-19. For a few mental health tips related to COVID-19 click here.
The Wellbeing Course for Post-Secondary Students (UniWellbeing) aims to provide free education and guidance on simple but effective cognitive behavioural techniques for managing depression and/or anxiety for post-secondary students in Saskatchewan. The Course helps students with thoughts, behaviours, and physical symptoms of depression and anxiety.
College/university students can choose from one of the following course options:
Additional details about the three course options will be provided during your telephone screening with one of the Online Therapy Unit staff.
Many students with anxiety and depression do not seek treatment but do have access to the Internet. The different courses that we provide give students the chance to choose which option they think will be the best fit for their needs and schedule.
Each of the three course options consist of online lessons that include educational materials based on cognitive behaviour therapy. Clients are encouraged to work on various activities during the week, which can take a couple hours per week. Throughout the course, clients will receive automated emails with important reminders and prompts.
Clients will be assigned to a therapist for the duration of the course. During the week, clients can send questions or comments to their designated therapist through a secure message system. On a set day each week, the therapist checks the website, reviews client progress on the course and responds to messages. Most contact with the therapist is through secure messages, but sometimes therapists contact clients by phone.
Clients are assigned based on availability, to either a therapist working directly in the Online Therapy Unit or a therapist working in a community clinic in Saskatchewan. Some therapists have fully completed their training while others are graduate students under supervision. Most therapists are trained in psychology or social work.
We are always conducting research in order to continually improve online therapy for students. When you sign up for one of the courses, you will be provided with details of the research we are conducting.
All clients will complete brief questionnaires before they begin, on a weekly basis throughout the course, at the end of the course, and again 16 weeks after the course starts. These questionnaires help us assess how you are doing. The questionnaires do not take very long but provide us with important information on your progress and the outcomes of the course.
The course is designed for those who have symptoms of depression or anxiety, are attending college/university in Saskatchewan, are 18 years of age or older, and are comfortable using and have access to the Internet. The course is not recommended if you have severe problems with alcohol or drugs, mania, psychosis, or strong thoughts of suicide. If any of the above would indicate that Online Therapy is not suited to your needs, please refer to the resource page and speak with your family doctor about other service options. Please note this course is only available to students attending college or university in Saskatchewan.
If you have any questions about the course, you can call the Online Therapy Unit at 306-337-3331 or email the Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in applying for the course, please click the link below to complete the online application.