ABOUT THE CENTRE

The Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma (CGCT) is focused on the advancement of group-based counselling research and delivery through the assessment and treatment of clients, community engagement, and the training of clinicians in group counselling interventions.

RIDE TO SURVIVE

 

Jason Villeneuve and Jason Lozon stand with a group of riders as part of the Ride to Survive.

UBC’s Center for Group Counselling & Trauma has sent two Afghanistan Veterans to Australia to participate in the Ride to Survive Campaign. The Ride to Survive Campaign is a 20-day bike ride starting in Brisbane and ending in Sydney for the opening of the 2018 Invictus Games. The campaign aims to raise public awareness of Post-traumatic Stress (PTS) & mental health in communities across Australia.

You can follow the riders on their 3600km journey on Instagram @vstholdings or through www.veteransstandtogether.org. You can also help support the riders along their ride by donating at support.ubc.ca/invictus-games. We are grateful for the support we’ve received from our sponsors Integra Resources & Kirkland Lake Gold, however any additional donations to help compensate for the unexpected cost associated with a project such as this would be greatly appreciated.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 20-year Veteran’s Transition Program for returning veterans transitioning to civilian life.
  • 3-year pilot project providing group counselling services to university-aged men with depression, and men with prostate cancer.