Mental health supports for students

As April exams approach, Western’s commitment to mental health and wellness continues to be a priority.

Currently, there are no wait lists for the following on-campus services:

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.

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:

Student Development Centre

  • 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).

Call 519-661-3031 or visit Western Student Services Building (WSSB), Room 4100. April hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Student Health Services

  • Physicians;
  • Psychiatrists;
  • Social workers;
  • Crisis counselling; and
  • Family doctors.

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.

Residence Counselling

  • Service is available to students living in residence on Main Campus;
  • Offices are located in Ontario Hall; and
  • For an appointment, email needtotalk@uwo.ca.

Peer Support Centre (University Students’ Council)

  • A welcoming, safe, and confidential space 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 peersupport@westernusc.ca or visit UCC, Room 256. April hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Academic Counsellors

  • 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.

Not sure what supports are right for you? Contact the Wellness Education Centre at wec@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111, Ext. 87127.