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
Staff and students who feel they need extra support are encouraged 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.