Mental Health and Wellness Initiatives Available on Campus for April 2017 Exams
With content from an article in Western News, we have compiled a list of free services available to all students.
We listened when you told us that exam season can be stressful, so we are here to help!
The Wellness Education Centre, in partnership with Psychological Services and Western Libraries, invites you to drop in to the Weldon Wellness Station in the Atrium of Weldon Library from Monday, April 5 to Friday, April 21. This initiative recognizes that exams are stressful and aims at giving you the opportunity to learn skills and practice strategies to be successful during this exam season. Click here to access the full schedule of events and a summary of all sessions available.
Students are encouraged to visit the new Wellness Education Centre (WEC), located in the University Community Centre (UCC), Room 76. WEC provides information about mental health supports and programming.
A full listing of mental health and wellness resources at Western and in the London community is available in Western’s Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide, which includes more information about the following services:
- Individual counselling;
- Single session walk-in counselling;
- Exam-period drop-in counselling;
- Crisis counselling;
- Group counselling; and
- Psychological services groups (e.g., distress tolerance, emotion regulation, mindful parents, managing anxiety and stress).
Single Session therapy it is booked on a first come, first served basis and walk ins only. Student Development Centre will start booking the Single Sessions in the morning at 8:30am.
Call 519-661-3031 or visit Western Student Services Building (WSSB), Room 4100. April hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Social workers;
- Crisis counselling; and
- Family doctors.
In Student Health Services, counselling appointments with family doctors can be booked immediately. For referrals into, or continuing counselling appointments with psychiatrists, there is presently a four-week wait period. Call 519-661-3030 or visit UCC, Room 11. April hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
- Until April 20, CMHA Crisis Support is available for anyone in need. Free, confidential, walk-in support Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5 - 9 p.m. in the University Community Centre (UCC) Room 11. Read the article here.
- Service is available to students living in residence on Main Campus;
- Offices are located in Ontario Hall; and
- For an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Support Centre (University Students’ Council)
- Welcoming, safe, and confidential spaces where students can express their feelings on any issue free of judgement, and discuss mental health and wellness concerns.
Call 519-661-3425 (DIAL), email email@example.com or visit UCC, Room 256. Hours are Monday to Friday, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. until April 21.
- Academic counsellors in Faculties and Departments help students handle academic challenges, demands, and processes to optimize academic success.
The following services are available 24/7:
- Good2Talk, a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario. Call 1-866-925-5454 or Dial 211;
- London Crisis Response Line. 24-hour phone crisis assistance. 519-433-2023; and
- Campus Community Police Service. Emergency Call 911. Non-emergency or inquiries: 519-661-3300.