Psychology

Free mental health support available to all BC residents

Free mental health support available to all BC residents

All British Columbians now have access to free, psychological first-aid thanks to a collaboration between UBC Okanagan, the BC Psychological Association, and the province.

UBCO teams up with psychologists and nurses to support health care workers

UBCO teams up with psychologists and nurses to support health care workers

All of BC’s frontline health care workers can now access online support services to help them cope with the psychological effects of managing the COVID-19 outbreak.

UBC mental health experts: Bell “Let’s Talk” day

UBC mental health experts: Bell “Let’s Talk” day

Almost 10 years ago, Bell launched “Let’s Talk”, an initiative to promote awareness and positive change in the mental health of Canadians.

UBC happiness expert gives tips for a more joyous holiday

UBC happiness expert gives tips for a more joyous holiday

New research from UBC’s Okanagan campus has developed a innovative model to map the impact of trauma on a pregnant woman and her uterus if she were involved in an accident—with the hopes of making everything from airbags to seatbelts safer for all.

Raising children in the age of screen time

Raising children in the age of screen time

Technology is everywhere—including on the minds of parents and caregivers who are struggling to balance screen time with other activities for their young children. 

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

Research to be shared at gala dinner for the Child Advocacy Centre

Defying the odds

Defying the odds

Two students who have the extra challenge of being sight-impaired will cross the stage at UBC Okanagan’s convocation ceremony on Thursday to receive their Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology.

‘Ecstasy’ shows promise for post-traumatic stress treatment

‘Ecstasy’ shows promise for post-traumatic stress treatment

An international study involving researchers from UBC Okanagan has shown that MDMA, also known as ecstasy, may be a valuable tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Walk-in well-being clinic permanently open for business

Walk-in well-being clinic permanently open for business

What began as a five-week pilot project to gauge demand for no-barrier mental health services has evolved into a permanent walk-in-wellness clinic on UBC’s Okanagan campus.

UBC Okanagan opens new community-engaged research space

UBC Okanagan opens new community-engaged research space

Research for those living with chronic disease, physical disability and obesity is set to get a boost with the opening of two new community-focused research spaces at UBC Okanagan.