New partnership provides additional mental health services to UPEI students

September 4, 2014

The University of Prince Edward Island has announced a partnership with private mental health services provider Shepell-FGI that it says will significantly enhance the mental health and other support services available to its students. The partnership will allow students to access mental health supports after-hours and on weekends, 365 days a year. A variety of professionals, including counsellors, nutritionists, lawyers, and financial experts will be able to provide advice to students on a range of issues such as relationships, childcare, landlord/tenant issues, and health and financial issues. UPEI’s Student Affairs office will continue to provide student supports during regular business hours. “Our innovative and unique service will be able to give students support anytime, anywhere, and anyhow as we offer support solutions around the clock using our digital platforms through our EAP app, online, or by telephone,” said Barb Veder, VP Clinical Services and Research Lead. The additional services are available to all students free of charge as of September 1, 2014. UPEI News | CBC