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.

FEMAP (First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program)

519-646-6000 ext. 65178
Email: FEMAP@lhsc.on.ca
Website
  • The program helps older teens and young adults (ages 16-25) with emotional concerns that fall into the categories of mood and/or anxiety symptoms. We provide a safe and confidential place for youth to get help. We have always had numerous university (and college students) partake of our services and we believe UWO students would benefit from your inclusion of our name on the website.

Alcoholics Anonymous

519- 438-1122
Website
  • Meetings for people dealing with alcoholism
  • Follow 12 steps to recovery

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.