Health and Wellness

Resources

Counselling on Campus

Student Development Centre (SDC)

Website
519.661.3031
WSS Rm 4100
  • Individual counselling
  • Crisis counselling
  • Groups on issues including stress and anxiety

Student Health Services (SHS)

Website
519.661.3771
519.661.3030 (urgent concerns)
UCC Rm 11 (lower level)
  • Multidisciplinary counselling services
  • Psychiatry and physician counselling for students who are currently on medication
  • Medication consultations

Residence Counsellor

Email
  • Counselling service for students currently living on campus in residence

King's Counselling

Website
Counselling and Student Development (C&SD)
519-433-3491 ext. 4321
Wemple Building 157
  • Counselling services for students registered at King's University College

Employee Assistance Program

Website
1.800.668.9920
  • Family Service Thames Valley provides counselling and support for all full time faculty, staff and their immediate families
  • confidential counselling on - couple issues, family troubles, parenting, stress, alcohol and drug issues, finances, grief, depression or coping with illness

Campus Resources

Active Minds (Facebook)

Website
  • a student run mental health, awareness, education and advocacy organization
  • goal is to create an open environment for discussion of mental health issues
  • e-mail: activeminds_uwo@hotmail.com

Art Therapy

Website
  • Art Therapy Workshops for students looking for an outlet for anxiety and stress.
  • The workshops occur in eight weekly sessions and incorporate many different art forms, including drawing, painting, clay, and fabric art.
  • Contact uscvpci@uwo.ca for more information.

Eating Disorders Support Group

Website
  • anonymous and confidential support group which meets weekly for students struggling with eating disorders in the Student Support Services Center, UCC 38.
  • For additional information regarding Hope’s Garden support groups and what is available for students throughout the summer months, please contact Hope’s Garden directly, at info@hopesgarden.org, or (519) 434-7721.

Health and Wellness Support Service

Website

International and Exchange Student Centre

Website
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext 85908 (for appointments call 519-661-3031)
  • Provides support to international students (through individual assistance, orientation programs, information sessions, and socio-cultural events) on topics including cultural and academic transitions, wellness, coping in a new culture, healthy eating in Canada, financial issues, government regulations, etc.

Mad Student Society

Website
  • A peer support and advocacy group of/for students who have personal experiences with mental health systems, mental illness, and mental health disabilities

Mental Health App

Website
  • iWestern connects you to the mental health app
  • suitable for the iPhone, Android or Blackberry

Peer Support Centre

Website
  • a safe space for undergraduate students to seek support and resources, build community, meet other students, and get talking about issues
  • open 10am-6pm Monday to Friday and can be found in Room 38, UCC Building

Peer Phoneline

Website
  • students can access information and referrals to support services and resources over the phone.
  • Phone line hours are 10am-midnight Monday to Friday,  519661DIAL

Safe Campus Community

Website
Information on promoting and maintaining a safe and respectful working and learning environment

Transitions (.pdf)

Downloadable resource to help students prepare and deal with university life.

Faculty / Staff Resources

Employee Assistance Program

1.800.668.9920
Website
  • Family Service Thames Valley provides counselling and support for all full time faculty, staff and their immediate families
  • confidential counselling on - couple issues, family troubles, parenting, stress, alcohol and drug issues, finances, grief, depression or coping with illness

Workplace Health

519.661.2047
UCC Rm 25 (lower level)
Website
  • eight community-based addiction programs
  • professionally trained counsellors
  • no restrictions related to age or gender.

Rehabilitation Services

Support Services Building, Room 4159
Website
  • promotes employee health and wellness
  • provides support to staff and faculty and departments regarding medical absence and accomodation
  • provides assistance with accessing supports and resources

Equity and Human Rights Services

519-661-3334 ext. 83334
Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Rooms 330-335
Website

  • Western ensures that each individual has genuine access to employment opportunities that are free from artificial barriers, systemic or otherwise
  • This office implements the University's policies on harassment, discrimination and employment equity
  • They provide confidential assistance, advice, filing complaints and mediation services

Community Resources

211

Website
  • A three-digit phone number and website provides information and referral to community and social services in Ontario.
  • Phone service is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and is available 150 languages.

Addiction Services of Thames Valley

519.673.3242
200 Queens Ave
Suite 260
Website
  • eight community-based addiction programs
  • professionally trained counsellors
  • no restrictions related to age or gender.

Canadian Mental Health Association CHMA Crisis Services

Crisis Response Line: 519.433.2023
General Inquiries: 519.434.9191
Website
  • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis please call the crisis line
  • national-wide organization that promotes the mental health of all
  • supports recovery of people  experiencing mental illness.

ConnexOntario

Drug and Alcohol Helpline:1.800.565.8603
Mental Health Helpline: 1.866.531.2600
Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline: 1.888.230.3505
Website
  • three helplines that provide health services information for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs or alcohol and mental illness.

Kids Help Phone Line

1-800-668-6868
Website
  • Phone and web counselling 24/7
  • For ages 20 under
  • Anonymous Confidential

London Distress Centre

519.667.6711
Website
  • Trained volunteers provide telephone support and problem solving skills 24/7.
  • Crisis line links you with professional resources

London-Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council

Website
  • Information on getting help and suicide.

mindyourmind

Website
  • mindyourmind is an award-winning, non-profit mental health program targeting 14-24 year olds and the professionals who serve them
  • resources are relevant and reliable and are co-developed by youth and professionals
  • focus on reducing stigma associated with mental illness and increase access and use of community supports
  • through the use of active engagement, best practice and technology, mindyourmind inspires youth to reach out, get help and give help

Sexual Assault Centre

Crisis support line (24/7): 519.438.2272
Website
  • provides supportive services to women 16 years of age and older who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lives.

Women's Community House

Helpline: 519.642.3000 or TTY 519.963.0427
Toll free: 1.800.265.1576
Website
  • offers services and support to assist women in crisis, transitioning out of crisis
  • aids on re-establishing a healthy life

Connect for Mental Health

email
Website
  • Connect for Mental Health is a peer support organization in London Ontario run by and for individuals who have been affected by mental illness. Together they provide support, education, and outreach.