Resources

General Resources


Wellness Education Centre (Campus) WEC is a student-driven group that offers drop in sessions for students who are looking to be connected with resources, but are unsure where to start looking. Peer volunteers can help in mapping out your own personalized wellness journey at Western with both campus and community resources to help you succeed. Click here for more information. Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex (Community) CMHA Middlesex offers a wide breadth of services that can help you along your mental health journey. They can also help connect you to other services and information in the community. Their stated goals are to promote good mental health, prevent further illness, offer treatment, support recovery, and provide mental health education in the community. Click here for more information. Western Chaplains (Campus) Students can access chaplains appointed to the university community by official bodies of their own faith traditions. For those from religious traditions not represented by Western chaplains, referrals can be made to connect students better. Chaplains aim to address the spiritual, religious, faith, and ethical needs of those at the university. Click here for more information. Financial Counselling (Campus) Money’s got you feeling down? Financial counselling offers 1-on-1 appointments to discuss educational finances confidentially. Examples of topics include OSAP, applying for financial assistance, developing a personal budget, financial planning, etc. Click here for more information.




LBGTQ2+ Resources


PrideWestern (Campus) PrideWestern is a volunteer-run USC service dedicated to working with Western University’s LBQT2Q+ community. In addition to its work in advocacy, they offer speaker events, discussion groups, and other services for undergraduate students. Click here for more information. Forest City Queerios (Community) This is a social group for LGBTQ2+ identified people in London, Ontario. Their aim is to create a group that will help build the LGBTQ2+ community in London via social events. Examples include pub nights, dinners, board game nights, festivals in the park, etc. Click here for the group's Facebook page. PFLAG London (Community) PFLAG is a volunteer run charity that aims to support our local LGBTQ2+ community in London, Ontario. They hold monthly support groups for LGBT2+ individuals, their friends, family, and allies. In addition, they host and participate in a number of LGBTQ2+ events in the city. Click here for more information.




Addictions Resources


Addiction Services of Thames Valley (Community) This is a community-based service that provides screening, assessment, treating planning, and addiction treatment services to anyone concerned about alcohol, substance, gambling, internet, or gaming disorders. They also provide support, education, and treatment for family members. Click here for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous London Ontario (Community) AA is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to help themselves and others recover from alcoholism. Students can access meeting groups, speakers, and a helpline for no fee. Click here for more information. Greater London Area of Narcotics Anonymous (Community) NA is a fellowship of individuals who are learning to live without drugs. They provide regular meetings with an atmosphere of recovery where individuals can share common problems and solutions. NA helps provide a recovery process and peer support support network. Click here for more information.




Eating Disorders Resources


Western Dietitian Services (Campus) Students can access nutrition counselling through registered dietitians. Services include meal planning, recipe ideas, sports nutrition, management for digestive health concerns and eating disorders, etc. Group presentations and information booths are also offered. Note: Western Dietitian Services is not affiliated with Western University. Click here for more information. Ask Anne (Campus) Have questions about common nutrition topics? Ask Anne, a Western-employed nutritionist! Fill out an e-form with questions about nutrition or eating on campus and you’ll receive a response via e-mail. A variety of healthy eating tips are also available through Nutrition Information Services. Click here for more information. Hope’s Eating Disorder Support (Community) Through this organization, students can access a variety of information, support groups, and workshops. They can also find assistance with navigating other resources within the community. Hope's Eating Disorders Support is dedicated to helping people with eating disorders as well as their friends and families. Click here for more information. Adult Eating Disorder Service (Community) Following a physician's referral to the program, students can access a wide range of programming that includes outpatient, day treatment, residential, and relapse prevention services. Services are provided through LHSC. Click here for more information. Overeaters Anonymous (Community) OA is a 12-step program aimed at overcoming compulsive eating behaviours. It addresses physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being and provides a fellowship of experience, strength, and hope via numerous meetings located in London. Click here for more information.




Counselling Resources


Student Health Services (Campus) At SHS, students can access individual professional counselling with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, sexual violence, and relationship problems. Short-term support is provided with follow up referral to community partners for long-term care. Click here for more information. London InterCommunity Health Centre (Community) LIHC is a community health centre that works to build healthy and inclusive communities. Among offering a number of services in primary care, health promotion, and community development, LIHC also provides mental health counselling Click here for more information. Daya Counselling Centre (Community) Daya provides short term therapeutic counselling to individuals living in London-Middlesex. Counsellors help clients address mental health issues that include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and grief. Subsidized counselling may be available on a sliding scale. Click here for more information. Family Service Thames Valley (Community) Students can access professional counselling and psychotherapy to better manage a variety of stressful life situations. Examples include grief and loss, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, or other stressful life transitions. Services are offered in several different languages. Click here for more information.




Gender-Based Violence Resources


Gender-Based Violence & Survivor Support Case Manager (Campus) The GBVSS is a resource for all Western students who have experienced sexual- or gender-based violence at any point in their life. Their role is to assist survivors in navigating campus and community supports and to explore the various options that are available. Click here for more information. Anova (Community) Formerly the London's Women's Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London, Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused women, their children, and oppressed individuals to find a new start. Their focus centres around shelter, advocacy, support, and education. Click here for more information.




Workshops & Group Resources


Group Workshops (Campus) Students can attend workshops in groups of 5-15. These workshops usually occur weekly. Topics include wellness support, parent loss, trans support, and BIPOC support. Click here for more information on how to sign up. Laura Evans Wellness Workshops (Campus) Students can attend single-session group psychoeducational workshops. Topics include emotional regulation, sleep, compassion fatigue, and mindfulness meditation. Click here for more information on how to sign up. Recovery Canada (Community) This is a volunteer-led organization that runs weekly meetings for those who suffer from mental illness. Students can find support from other members who suffer from mental illness and learn recovery methods to control behaviour and change attitudes. Click here for more information. City Art Centre (Community) City Art Centre was created to provide a safe space, free art supplies, peer support, and encouragement for those living with mental illness. It encourages individuals to express themselves, gain skills, and facilitates recovery. Click here for more information.




Bereavement Resources


Bereaved Families of Ontario (Community) This is a non-profit organization that aims to help support families and individuals who experience the death of a loved one. Support is based on self-help and mutual aid via group meetings, community education, guest speakers, and one-on-one telephone support. Click here for more information. St. Joseph's Hospice of London (Community) Students who have experienced a loss due to illness within two years and are a resident of London are encouraged to reach out for information regarding services and programs aimed at supporting the emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of individuals experiencing grief. Click here for more information.




Academic Resources


Self Reported Absences (Campus) Self reported absences have been implemented as a solution for students who require a short term absence from any course requirement worth 30% of your final mark or less. These are designed to accomodate for medical or compassionate considerations without requiring a formal "sick note". The self reported absence link can be found in your student centre on the right-hand side under Student Services Links. Click here for an FAQ. Accessible Education (Campus) Through Accessible Education, students with disabilities can access individual appointments with specialized counsellors who can provide a variety of services. These can include academic accommodation, learning strategy instruction, and assistance with bursaries. To book an appointment, contact aew@uwo.ca Click here for more information. Learning Development & Success (Campus) Learning Development & Success offers appointments with a Learning Counsellor to develop and implement effective learning strategies. Students can also access a number of presentations on learning skills and time management that can lead to an official certificate! Click here for more information. Peer Assisted Learning Centre (Campus) In the PAL centre, students have access to trained peer mentors that can offer both general and course-specific in a one-on-one setting. Examples of courses include anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and pharmacology. Please note: peer mentors will likely be unable to help with nursing-specific courses due to volunteer availability. Click here for more information. Writing Support Centre (Campus) Through the Writing Support Centre, students can access one-on-one writing appointments where they can receive help in identifying their writing needs, enhance their communication skills, and understand writing expectations at the univeristy level. The centre also offers online writing assisstance on a first-come first-served basis where students can submit their written work for informed feedback.
Click here for more information. Academic Peer Support (Campus)
Students can access both the Leadership & Academic Mentorship Program (LAMP) and the Student Nurse Academic Peer Support (SNAPS) program and be paired up with an upper year mentor who provides advice and guidance throughout the school year. SNAPS is offered to first year nursing students, while LAMP is offered to all students in first and second year.
More information about SNAPS can be found here and more information about LAMP can be found here.




Nursing Placement Resources


Clinical placements are hard work, and sometimes students might experience a particularly distressing moment. If this happens to you, please reach out directly to your clinical instructor or preceptor to discuss the incident and figure out next steps. If you do not feel comfortable talking to your clinical instructor, then reach out to your course coordinators (found on your OWL page) or to Denice to be connected with the appropriate resources. If you need to miss a placement for whatever reason, you will need to fill out the Absence from Professional Practice form available under the Resources tab on the Undergraduate Student Information OWL page.




Equity & Ethnocultural Resources


Ethnocultural Support Services (Campus) Ethnocultural Support Services is a USC service dedicated to addressing issues related to culture and ethnicity on campus. Students can stay up-to-date on relevant developments, participate in workshops, and keep in touch with other like-minded individuals. Click here for more information. Indigenous Student Centre (Campus) As a part of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Western University, ICS offers a variety of resources and support for students that identify as indigenous. Examples include the physical student centre with amenities, access to counsellors and elders, and frequent programming. Click here for more information. LUSO Community Services (Community)
LUSO is a multicultural neighbourhood resource centre that is committed to delivering high quality programs to the community. It provides youth support programs, literacy support, education & outreach programs, and newcomer & immmigrant services. Students can participate in a number of programs and activities centred around celebrating multiculturalism in our community!
Click here for more information. Cross Cultural Learner Centre (Community)
The CCLC is a Global Education Centre located in London that functions as a multi-service support network for newcomers. It also focuses heavily on providing education and information to the surrounding community about intercultural awareness and understanding.
Click here for more information. Wellness and Equity (Campus) Through Western Student Experience, students can access educational opportunities, programs, and further resources related to the development of a supportive, inclusive, and thriving campus. Topics include diversity, spiritual well-being, and gender-based violence prevention. Click here for more information. Gender Equality Network (Campus) Gender Equality Network is a USC service that aims to promote gender equality and diversity on campus, provide resources, and advocate on student issues. Students can attend a variety of events and workshops dedicated to raising awareness, empowering individuals, and advocating for change. Click here for more information.





Below, you will find a collection of mental health resources located on-campus or within the greater London community organized by category. Resources will have (Campus) or (Community) listed after their name based on its location.

 

Please note: this is not an exhaustive list and if there is anything additional you would like to see here, please reach out to a member of the WFNSA! We hope that by consolidating information into one easy-to-read location, we can help improve access to care. 

If you, a family member, a friend, or a co-worker are currently experiencing a mental health-related crisis, please refer to the crisis contact information found here.