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Counselling Services


Counselling Services

Counselling services and supports are inclusive, confidential, and available to all Red Deer Polytechnic students free of charge.

Campus Wellness Advocates

The RDP Campus Wellness Advocate program provides student with volunteer opportunities surrounding mental health and wellness promotion. This program provides individuals with opportunities to gain knowledge, enhance skills, build relationships, and add meaningful experience to their applied career development expertise. Roles as a Campus Wellness Ambassador will be dedicated to wellness prevention and promotion, such as pop-ups, activities, events, workshops, and peer support facilitation.

Why should I join or volunteer?

  • Training certifications
  • Co-Curricular Notation for training
  • Co-Curricular Notation for each level of program
  • Letter of reference
  • Work integrated learning

Who is eligible to join or volunteer?

  • Current RDP students
  • Able to commit to a specific number of hours per semester

The Campus Wellness Advocate Program training consists of three levels:  

In order to advance through tiers of the Campus Wellness Advocate Program, you must have attended Red Deer Polytechnic for the specified number of semesters (Fall & Winter only) and completed the specified training prior to advancing. Within each tier, there is a description of the roles that can be expected. If you do not complete additional requirements to advance tiers, you will remain in the beginner tier. 

Tier Required Training Hours Accrued Roles
Beginner The Inquiring Mind,
AHS Community Helpers Program
  • Poster distribution and removal
  • Workshop & event preparation
  • Event volunteer
  • Other duties as assigned 
Intermediate Mental Health First Aid 40
  • Event volunteer
  • Content specific projects
  • Peer support
  • Workshop co-facilitation
  • In-class introduction to services
  • Other duties as assigned
Advanced safeTALK 60
  • Peer support facilitation
  • Workshop co-facilitation
  • Pop-up facilitator
  • Other duties as assigned