Enhance Your Wellness

Mental Health can be defined as “the capacity to feel, think and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face.”  (Public Health Agency of Canada)

We have a vast campus population, and the prevalence of mental health issues is likely higher than we know. Wellness in mind, body, and spirit is essential to academic success. The most important things you can do to maintain good mental health are to pay attention to sleep, exercise and nutrition. Supportive and caring relationships can be a great help, and so it is important to make it a priority to make and nurture these relationships.

If you suffer from depression or have had mental health concerns, you are not alone.  Western offers free counselling services and several on-campus mental health resources for students (including information for international students).

For more information, access the Mental Health e-Learning Module. This 15-minute module provides participants with a basic understanding of Mental Health issues and of available campus and community resources.


Counselling on Campus

Mental Health Support

Visit our website for more information.
Phone: 519 661-3031
Thames Hall, Rm 2170

  • Individual counselling
  • Crisis counselling
  • Groups on issues including stress and anxiety

Student Health & Wellness Services

Visit our website for more information.
Phone: 519 661-3030
Thames Hall, Rm 2170

  • Psychiatry and counselling
  • Birth control information
  • Medication consultations
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease testing
  • Allergy injections & immunization

Residence Counselling

Visit this website for more information

Email: needtotalk@uwo.ca 

Ontario Hall, Room 3C10

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

King's Counselling

Visit their website for more information
Email: acsd@kings.uwo.ca
Phone: 519-433-3491 ext. 7800
  • Counselling services for students registered at King's University College

Other Campus Resources

Gender-Based Violence and Survivor Support

Visit our website for more information.

Active Minds

Western Active Minds on Facebook
Visit their website for more information
  • A student-run mental health, awareness, education and advocacy organization
  • Goal is to create an open environment for discussion of mental health issues

International and Exchange Student Centre

Visit their website for more information
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 89309
  • 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.

Peer Support Centre

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  • A safe space for undergraduate students to seek support and resources, build community, meet other students, and get talking about issues