Counselling Services

NAIT staff and students have access to free and confidential counselling by trained professionals. These services are available 24/7 and can be accessed in crisis situations or be used to improve self-care, mental health and overall well-being.


NAIT’s Counselling Centre is available to support current students who are experiencing barriers to their success. Professional counsellors can assist in several areas including anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, grief and loss and academic support.

To make an appointment with a NAIT counsellor

  • Phone: 780.378.6133
  • In person: on Main Campus, HP Centre, W111PB, or at Souch and Patricia on Thursdays
  • Email:

If you are experiencing a crisis

During Counselling Centre office hours: Immediately come to a Counselling Centre location (Main Campus - W111PB in the HP Centre, Souch  Campus and  Patricia Campus)

Outside Counselling Centre hours, you can call
  • Adult Mental Health Crisis Response Team at 780.342.7777, where trained professionals are available to help you 24/7
  • The Distress Line at 780.482.HELP (4357); outside the greater Edmonton region, call the Rural Distress Line at 1.800.232.7288

There are several other student services and resources that can offer support to enhance your mental health, self-care and overall NAIT experience.


NAIT's Employee and Family Assistance Program is a confidential counselling and referral service available to all staff and their family members 24/7. Support is available in the areas of clinical counselling, work/life/health issues, professional advice (including legal and financial) and specialized counselling for traumatic stress. 

To gain immediate access to the Employee and Family Assistance program