Suicide Awareness Day: How AAPS Supports Members

UBC’s Suicide Awareness Day is January 27th

REACH OUT: Help Prevent Suicide

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Get help now 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

How AAPS Can Help

AAPS will be part of the street team on Suicide Awareness Day. Look for MSO Sharon Cory to be out and about!

AAPS supports members in a variety of ways to ensure everyone has a safe and healthy work environment and is being treated fairly by the University.

Confidential Conversations

Your conversations with AAPS are confidential, and we offer advice that is in your best interest. If you are experiencing contract related issues, interpersonal issues, or extreme stress is the workplace, let AAPS be your first call. 604 822 9025 or

Sick Leave Documentation

If you need to go on sick leave, AAPS can help support you through the application and documentation process as well as answer any questions you may have. We can also help support your return to work after your leave. For more information on required sick leave documentation, please Article 12.3 in your Collective Agreement.

Professional Development

AAPS offers a variety of professional development sessions designed to give you the tools necessary for developing resiliency in the workplace. Attend one of our free programs exclusively for members, gain knowledge, and network with you colleagues. AAPS PD Program

Member Engagement

Building a community is great for your mental health. AAPS offers a variety of opportunities for members to network and socialize with colleagues from across campus. Look for one of our pub nights, active networking series, or summer network series and meet some of your co-workers while getting to know your campus a bit better. Networking Opportunities


AAPS members and their families have crisis and short-term counselling available through the Employee and Family Assistance Program. The provider is Shepell and services are free, confidential, and available 7/24/365.

UBC’s Resources and Training

UBC has a variety of resources available to improve mental health and provide mental health education and training

Mental Health Resources

Responding with Respect: Mental Health in the UBC Workplace

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Assisting Staff in Distress

Preventing Suicide

Mindfulness and Meditation at UBC