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Here is a list of on-campus TRU Academic Supports for your academic needs:

Advising and Planning

Assess your personal strengths with these online tools:

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong measures your interests in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities, and school subjects. It’s used to predict the kinds of work you may find satisfying. The complete Strong report is a bargain at $40; the shorter report is $25 (plus tax). This assessment requires a counsellor referral for the Assessment Centre.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a self-exploration and career planning program. It’s password protected and free to our students. Make an appointment with a counsellor and we will provide you with the password and some helpful tips.


TypeFocus generates a personality type which can be useful when evaluating different work ideas or education plans. It’s also password protected and free to our students.

Education Planner

Education Planner is a database of over 2000 certificate, diploma and degree programs at 35 universities, colleges, and institutes in BC. You can sort by field of study, subject area, region, institution and length of program. It’s a little tricky to use (but easier than searching 35 institutional websites) and has lots of relevant information on each program.

Book an appointment with a counsellor now for access to these online tools


Book an appointment with an Academic Advisor to talk about specific program information such as course and program requirements and application and admission processes.

Book an appointment with the Career Education Department for a personalized career plan, career mapping, career course information, labour market and industry review, cooperative education and more.

Kamloops Mental Health and Substance Uselinks to external site

Mental health centres provide many services including adult community support, adult short-term assessment and treatment, community residential programs, geriatric programs, crisis intervention, day and outpatient programs, addictions counselling, concurrent disorders services, group therapy, peer support, and after-hours mental health support.

Located at 235 Lansdowne St. (lower level of Lansdowne Centre)
After hours: 250-377-0088
Regular business hours: 250-377-6500

Canadian Mental Health Associationlinks to external site

The CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA site has loads of mental health promotion information.

Online Depression Screenlinks to external site

This is a self test for mood and anxiety disorders. The results can be printed off and discussed with a counsellor or health care worker.

Antidepressant Skills Workbooklinks to external site

Created by two psychologists in partnership with Simon Fraser University and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Antidepressant Skills Workbook (ASW) is a self-care manual based on scientific research about which strategies work best in managing depression. It provides an overview of depression, explains how it can be effectively managed, and gives a step-by-step guide to changing patterns that trigger depression. 

HeadsUpGuyslinks to external site

HeadsUpGuys is a resource for supporting men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, and information about professional services, and stories of success.

Anxiety Canadalinks to external site

This website provides information to help people manage anxiety plus information and self help strategies for several anxiety disorders.   

Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC)

The Centre for Addictions Research of BC is a provincial research network involving a partnership of Simon Fraser University, Thompson Rivers University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Victoria. The CARBC mission is to create an internationally recognized centre, distributed across BC, that is dedicated to research and knowledge exchange on substance use, harm reduction and addiction.

Here to Helplinks to external site

Here-to-help is a group of seven leading provincial mental health and addictions nonprofit agencies working together as the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. Their website is designed to help you find information about mental health issues and substance use. You can find information about how to know when you may be at risk of having a mental health or substance use concern and learn new coping strategies. This website also has information about how you can support a loved one who has a mental health concern or substance use problem.

Kelty Mental Health

BC's mental and emotional information resource for Children, Youth and Families.

Youth in BClinks to external site

This website offers confidential one-on-one support via online chat. It is available everyday 12pm- 1am. You can also find links to a variety of telephone support and crisis lines on this website.

Interior Crisis Line

1-888-353-CARE (2273)

The Interior Crisis Line Network is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Crisis Line provides short-term emotional support, resources, crisis management, and suicide prevention and intervention.

Self Compassion

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect human beings. Learn about the 3 elements of self-compassion and try a guided meditation or exercise. 

Centre for Clinical Self-Help Modules 

Find workbooks for issues such as panic, depression, perfectionism and procrastination. Other topics include assertiveness, self-compassion, and self-esteem.

TRU Resources for Sexualized Violence 

Here you can learn about what to do when you or someone you know has experienced sexualized violence. You will be introduced to TRU’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager Amber Huva. Amber is your on-campus resource and support person for sexualized violence.  

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