Get Involved with the Friendship Bench

Looking to support the Friendship Bench in your college or university?

Here’s how you can help support us by donating, supporting or requesting a bench for your college.

Request a Bench

We’re now accepting application from members of Canadian secondary or post-secondary student councils, student services groups, school faculty or administrations. Here’s how you can request a bench for your school.

Donate

Our goal is to install benches in high schools, colleges, and universities across Canada. This is no small undertaking but the need is there. You can help. Please consider a donation. Any amount, big or small, will go a long way towards us achieving our goals.

Promote

Help us reach out to those struggling with school, living on campus or other stressors by raising awareness of the issue, educating students about the signs of depression, and help changing the way people think and talk about mental health.

Need Help?

 
If you need help immediately, visit your local emergency department or call 911.

If your school has a bench installed, you can find the Local Resources to help you here, where we can provide on-campus support services.

If you need help and you’re unsure where to start, the Provincial Resources listed on this site can help - click here to learn more.

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