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 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 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 a Student Recruiter-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 UseMental 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 Association
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.
For suicide prevention information and related supports, refer to CMHA’s Healthy Campuses to learn more.
Online Depression Screen
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 workbooks
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.
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.
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 Help
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.
Kelty's Key Self Help program
Whatever your mental health concern, self-help is an excellent way to get started. Work through these free courses at your own pace.
Youth in BC
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
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.
Mindfulness Meditation Downloads
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 three 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.
This free app is for people who are struggling with anxiety. It has information about the different types of anxiety, coping strategies, and audio recordings of relaxation, breathing, and mindfulness exercises.Mindshift on the Apple App Store Mindshift on Google Play
This app offers free education about mindfulness and how it can help with a variety of difficulties including low mood, stress, anxiety, and concentration. It also has guided meditations for beginners so you can give mindfulness a try.Breathr on the Apple App Store Breathr on Google Play
Struggling with sleep? This app contains audio recordings of stories designed to help you sleep. It also offers audio recordings of guided meditations that are great for beginners. Portions of this app are free with additional content available with a fee-based subscription.Calm on the Apple App Store Calm on Google Play
This simple mood tracker app allows you to track your mood, record your daily activities and add an optional journal entry. Reviews have said that it is minimalistic and easy to use.Daylio Journal on the Apple App Store Daylio Journal on Google Play
An app for depression that allows you to test your mood daily, assess your results and access psychological exercises and videos to help you understand and strengthen your mental health.Moodpath on the Apple App Store Moodpath on Google Play
Counselling, Thompson Rivers University
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Kamloops, BC Canada