Health Resources


Posted: Nov 17, 2023 3:45 PM   |  Updated: Feb 13, 2024 3:16 PM

NAIT has a variety of resources and policies meant to protect the health of our students, staff, and community.

 

Mental Health

Mental Health Resources

If you are experiencing a crisis

Please reach out immediately for support.

  • 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
  • Kids Help Phone (not just for kids) by phone at 1.800.668.6868, text at 686868 or online chat at kidshelpphone.ca, available 24/7
  • Access 24/7, the Edmonton-area mental health hub
  • wellnesstogether.ca, free for all Canadians and includes an online self-check, mental health resources and  links to free video counselling, available 24/7

NAIT Mental Health Resources and Supports

NAIT staff and students have access to free and confidential counselling by registered health professionals.

Students

NAIT Student Counselling is available to support current students experiencing personal or mental health-related barriers to their success. Professional counsellors can assist in several areas including anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, gender identity, grief and loss.

If you need support, please reach out.

To make an appointment with a NAIT counsellor

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

Staff

NAIT's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 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. 

Our EAP provider, Telus Health, is ready and able to support staff and their families as they deal with mental health.

To gain immediate access to the Employee Assistance program

 

Health Services

Health Services

NAIT operates a Health Services clinic. It is a team of healthcare professionals and support staff who can provide injury assessment and treatment, WCB reporting, mental health first aid, and immunization record review for specific programs.

The clinic is at Main Campus (S105).

In the event of a severe or life-threatening medical condition or injury on-campus - CALL 911.

If calling from a NAIT internal phone, Protective Services will automatically respond and ensure Health Services is contacted.

If calling from a cell phone, CALL 911 then call Protective Services at 780.471.7477.

 

Communicable Diseases

We are committed to preventing the spread of disease on campus. Our success in prevention is a shared responsibility. Students and staff feeling ill should stay home until they are feeling better.

If you are unsure about whether to stay home, contact 811.

NAIT supports the use of masks and recognizes that everyone makes the choice around masking that is best for them.

For more information, visit NAIT's Communicable Disease and Pandemic Plan.