Crisis Counselling

What constitutes a crisis?

A crisis may be signalled by any of the following:

  • Self-injurious behaviour
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Thoughts about harming another person
  • Recent traumatic event or sexual assault
  • Perceptual disturbances, hearing voices, increased suspiciousness


Crisis Appointments and Response to Traumatic Events

Mental Health Support Staff will make every effort to respond as quickly as possible when an individual student requires an emergency appointment. Mental Health Support offers crisis counselling services to students who experience any form of assault. This includes sexual assault, physical assault and emotional abuse.

*** PLEASE NOTE: single session appointments do not replace our crisis services.  If you are in crisis, please call us (519) 661-3030 (during business hours) or visit the Reception/Intake office (UCC, Room 11) to book an appointment.***

If you are in crisis and wish to speak with someone immediately you have the option of calling one of the numbers below. These numbers will of course be particularly helpful when our office is closed.

London Crisis Centres


Post-secondary Student Helpline
1 (866) 925-5454
Hours: 24/7

Reach Out (crisis response service)
(519) 433-2023 or 1 (866) 933-2023
Hours: 24/7

Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start.
24 Hour Crisis and Support Line: (519) 642-3000 or 1 (800) 265-1576
24 hour support line for sex trade workers: (519) 439-0844

Addiction, Mental Health, and Problem Gambling Services
1 (866) 531-2600
Hours: 24/7

St. Joseph's Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Centre
(519) 646-6100 ext.64224 (or dial 0 if after 4pm)
Hours: 24/7

LGBT Youthline
1 (800) 268-9688
Hours: 24/7