Health and Wellness

Mental Health 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
Phone 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
1-877-433-0701
  • Family Service Thames Valley provides immediate, confidential emergency telephone assistance for all employees, 24 hours a day
  • Full-time and other eligible employees (see your collective agreement), and their family members may access confidential counselling - face-to-face, or web-based, telephone advisory and other services.

Campus Resources

Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide

Website
  • A new publication in 2016 providing information about mental health resources for undergraduate and graduate students at Western and the affiliated colleges

Grief Support Group

During your time at Western you may be dealing with feelings of loss connected to the death of a family member or friend.  This support group will provide a safe space in which to share your experiences with others who are experiencing similar challenges.  We will discuss ways in which to support you as you go through these challenges. For further information about the group please contact the group facilitator: at 519-661- 2111, x84789 or email smoor22@uwo.ca.

Active Minds

Website
  • A student run mental health, awareness, education and advocacy organization
  • Our goal is to create an open environment for discussion of mental health issues

Eating Disorders Support Group

  • 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.

International and Exchange Student Centre

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.

Mental Health App

Website
  • WesternU Mobile connects you to the mental health app
  • Suitable for the iPhone or Android

Peer Support Centre

Website
  • The Peer Support Centre’s mission to provide non-professional support to students.
  • By fostering a spirit of openness and understanding through peer-based support, the goal of the centre is to provide students with an accessible, welcoming, and accommodating service. The centre is a safe space in which students can express their feelings and access resources provided by Western, the city of London, and the USC.
  • Open Monday through Friday from 12pm-6pm
  • Located in UCC 256

Safe Campus Community

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

Sexual Violence

Website
Report sexual violence, get help, help someone or learn more.

Faculty / Staff Resources

Employee Assistance Program

1-877-433-0701
Website
  • Family Service Thames Valley provides immediate, confidential emergency telephone assistance for all employees, 24 hours a day
  • Full-time and other eligible employees (see your collective agreement), and their family members may access confidential counselling - face-to-face, or web-based, as well as telephone advisory and other services.

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 in 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.

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

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.