Great Plains College is committed to creating and maintaining a secure environment where students, staff and visitors feel safe and comfortable to learn, work and connect on campus. To ensure our campuses remain safe for everyone, we follow a number of health and safety protocols ranging from emergency procedures and Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) protocols, to precautionary COVID-19 health measures.
Supporting Students and Staff
The Russian military invasion of Ukraine is extremely concerning to our Great Plains College community. News about these shocking events and their potential implications for world peace will be troubling for all of us, and particularly for our Ukrainian and Russian staff members and students.
We're urging staff and students who feel they need extra support to connect with one of the following wellness resources:
- Face-to-face counselling: Great Plains College has partnered with Fresh Start to provide face-to-face counselling services for current students at college locations. To book an appointment, contact a student adviser or phone or text Fresh Start at 306-741-0538.
- myWellness: students have access to this mental health and wellness program that provides support resources, an anonymous mental health assessment, online and group counselling, a crisis line and toolbox of helpful solutions to help you maintain good mental health. Visit www.mystudentplan.ca/gpc to access this resource.
- LifeWorks: the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) offers a wide range of services including free and confidential counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to sign up or sign in.
- Blue Cross: for eligible employees, your benefit plan covers mental health supports including registered counsellors, psychologists, and social workers.