Health, Wellness and Student Support

TRU Law is committed to supporting our students’ health and wellness. As a TRU Law student, you have access to the many services and support programs available throughout the campus.

TRU Student Services are listed here, including A Quick Guide to Student Services and important information on Student Life, Academic Supports, (including Supplemental Learning and Peer Academic Coaching), Health & Wellness, and Diversity & Equity, etc.

  • TRU Wellness Centre – provides consultations, information and special events to promote wellness.
  • On-Campus Medical Clinic – provides medical services to TRU staff and students.
  • Counselling Services – provides confidential, free counselling for TRU students.
  • Interfaith Chaplaincy – provides religious and spiritual care to TRU students, faculty and staff.
  • TRU Recreation – provides free drop-in open gym hours and free fitness classes for TRU students and staff, including circuit, boot camp, hatha yoga, meditation and relaxation, Zumba, and stretch and tone.
  • Learning Without Walls – provides support for online learning and accessing TRU information and services.
  • Indigenous Student Development (Cplul’kw’ten) holds virtual wellness events, one-on-one counselling, and provides access to cultural supports from Elders and staff.
  • TRU SLS Health and Wellness – the TRU Society of Law Students provides information and coordinates events related to health and wellness.

Additional Supports

The Faculty of Law’s Associate Dean act[s] as a general advisor and ombudsperson for the Faculty (for concerns and complaints about faculty and administration).

There are also specific TRU procedures related to:

Beyond TRU, Here 2 Talk provides BC’s post-secondary students free access to confidential counselling and 24/7 mental health support. Their app provides a platform to access resources or to start a private chat/call with a trained counsellor.

Additional support for law students and the legal profession include:

  • The Lawyers Assistance Program of BC, which offers important support and information for members of the legal community, including law students specifically.
  • Beyond the A, an organization dedicated to ‘destigmatizing stigma and empowering lawyers to thrive in their careers and beyond’, offers multiple resources including podcasts from lawyers about their stories addressing mental health and wellness.
  • The Law Society of BC, who provide resources for members of the legal profession, including the Law Society’s Mental Health Task Force.