What is it?

Bell Let’s Talk is a charitable program dedicated to the promotion and support of mental health across Canada. The annual awareness campaign encourages national conversation to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and promote awareness and understanding about mental health.

When is it?

This year, Bell Let's Talk Day is January 30. The Counselling Department will have tables set up at the Library Rotunda in Abbotsford and the Cafeteria at CEP from 11am to 2pm! Stop by and learn tips to get the mental health conversation started.

Visit the Mandala colouring station, grab some chocolate and candy, and don't miss out on the free swag - we've got toques and pins this year! 

Join us in ending the stigma around mental health. Let’s start the conversation. 

End the stigma around mental illness

It’s a fact: One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.

Bell Let’s Talk offers 5 simple ways to help end the stigma that keeps too many who struggle with mental illness from seeking the help they need:


  • Language matters
  • Educate yourself
  • Be kind
  • Listen and ask
  • Talk about it


Career and Life Planning Workshops

UFV offers free career and life planning workshops for students and members of the community.

These workshops explore career and life options through self-assessments, exploring the world of work, as well as decision-making and action steps. 


  • Interests
  • Values
  • Personality

World of Work Assessment

  • Online Research
  • Career Assessments
  • Labour Market Demands
  • Education and Career Paths

Decision Making & Next Steps

  • Group Work
  • One-on-one Assistance

Winter 2019 Workshop Schedule:

FREE Career and Life Planning Workshops: 2 sessions to choose from!






Abbotsford Campus, D228 Tuesday, March 5 4:30 - 7 pm

Current UFV students
(must have UFV student number)

Chiliwack CEP Campus,
Library Computer Lab
Wednesday, Feb 27 4:30 - 7pm Non UFV students

Alumni students should register for the Chiliwack CEP Career and Life Planning workshop. 

Register now:

* Drop by or register for a workshop at UFV Student Services

Visit Student Services on the Abbotsford campus in Room B214 (or call 604 854-4528), or on the Chilliwack campus in Room A1318 (or call 604-795-2808).


Space is limited, so sign up early!


You are not alone!

Providing events, support groups and workshops

UFV counsellors offer a variety of events, workshops and support groups throughout the year.

Both venues provide a great opportunity to learn with others who are experiencing similar challenges.

If you can't make a workshop, make an appointment to meet with a counsellor.

UFV Mental Health Screening Day 

Brief self-tests with UFV Counsellors on depression, anxiety and risky drinking.

Resource materials provided

Free chocolates and snacks

October 11, 2018, 10am-3pm

Student Union Building, Peer Resource Leadership Centre/Atrium

Come join us and learn about how to take care of your mental wellness!

Save Your Semester Workshop


Join UFV Counsellors for a study skills workshop at the most crucial time of the semester! Students will work on identifying their learning styles to find for themselves the most effective ways to study, learn ways to manage common struggles such as test anxiety, and be introduced to tips for effective studying and time management strategies.


When: October 25, 2018, 12-3pm

12-12:45pm: Learn Your Way: Discover Your Learning Style

1-1:45pm: De-stress for Test Success!

2-2:45pm: Too Many Assignments, Too Little Time

Where: Abbotsford campus, Student Union Building, at the Peer Resource Leadership Centre

There will be opportunities to ask questions, socialize and free healthy snacks will be available!


To join us, please register at Student Services in Room B214 or call (604) 854-4528. Register early as spaces are limited!


Important Dates:


Save Your Semester Workshop
October 25, 2018
Get the details

Career & Life Planning Workshops
Fall 2018 dates now available!


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