Wellness Force has put together a list of resources that may be helpful for you! The resources listed here are both on-campus and off-campus, and are only suggestions - some resources in one category may be applicable to another. They are organized by the following categories (click on the category you are interested in to bring you to that section of this page):
CANADA SUICIDE HELPLINE
Crisis line for those thinking about suicide, know someone struggling with suicidal thoughts, or struggling to cope after someone they know has committed suicide. Find more resources and information here.
CMHA CRISIS CENTRE
24/7 crisis walk-in centre with immediate crisis assessment, intervention, stabilization and links to community resources. Find more resources and information here.
*Effective June 16, 2021 the walk-in centre has been temporarily relocated to 534 Queens Avenue.
A bilingual, confidential 24/7 information, support, and crisis services for people living with mental health and addiction concerns in Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex, and London. The Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Centre is located at 648 Huron St. Find more resources, information, and the Reach Out web chat here.
ARABIC SPEAKING AND/OR OF MUSLIM FAITH
Mental health reach out lines for students who are Arabic speaking and/or of Muslim faith.
GENDER-BASED AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE & SURVIVOR SUPPORT CASE MANAGER
Provides support to those who have experience gender-based violence, as well as a listening ear and additional resources with your consent. Located in office 2150 of the Western Student Services Building. Contact (519) 661-3568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for female-identifying individuals regarding gender-based and sexual violence. Contact the 24 hour crisis and support line at: (519) 642-3000 or 1(800) 265-1576.
ST. JOSEPH'S SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTRE
Provides 24/7 care to people of any age and gender identification experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence living in Oxford, Elgin, Huron-Perth and Middlesex counties. Contact: (519) 646-6100 ext. 64224 (or dial 0 after 4PM).
REGIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TREATMENT PROGRAM (SADVTP)
A team of nurses, doctors, and social workers available 24/7 specializing in providing care to those who have experienced sexual violence. Contact: (519) 646-6100, press 0, ask to page the nurse-on-call for sexual assault and domestic violence.
ASSAULTED WOMEN'S HELPLINE
Contact: 1 (866) 863-0511
WESTERN'S HEALTH & WELLNESS
Free, professional, confidential counselling service that offers consultation, referral, groups, workshops, and therapy. Operates Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Find more information here.
WESTERN ENGINEERING STUDENT WELLNESS COUNSELLOR
Sara Hanna is Western Engineering's student wellness counsellor. To meet with Sara for 1-on-1 counselling sessions, contact Claire Tattersall, your Academic Counsellor, or book an appointment for 'Wellness Counselling'. Find more information here.
ConnexOntario is an information and referral service, focusing on mental health, addiction and problem gambling services in the province. Provides support via phone, web-chat and email 24/7. Find more information here.
WESTERN STUDENT RECREATION CENTRE (WSRC)
Western's Rec Centre has work out equipment, a pool, skate rink, and gyms. You can workout in the rec centre and use their facilities at no additional cost thorugh your Western ID Card. Find more information here.
WSRC FITNESS CLASSES
The WSRC offers a wide variety of programming in aquatics, dance, fitness and more! Find more information here.
Intramurals offered through Western with sports including but not limited to basketball, dodgeball, and soccer. A variety of levels offered as well as divisions (women's, men's, and co-ed). Intramurals also include residence teams and e-sports! Find more information here.
Massage therapy services are offered through the WSRC. This service is not free or included in tuition, however, can be covered by benefits (which may be through tuition or other sources). Find more information here.
WESTERN ENGINEERING TUTOR INFORMATION
Western Engineering offers a free Super Tutor Program to first year students with some of their top students. For all students, there is a list of available tutors for Western Engineering courses. Find more information here.
USC PEER SUPPORT
Non-professional confidential, peer based support to students. The centre is located at UCC 256, open every week Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, during the academic year. Find more information here.
SOCIAL CONNECTION SUPPORT
Western's Social Connection Support has a variety of resources to help with social wellness for students. Here you can find peer mentor programs, events, ways to beat boredom, and much more! Check Social Connection Support to find more information and resources.
GROUP CARE AND WORKSHOPS
Western offers a variety of group care and workshops in which you can participate. Groups typically range from 5-12 people and have different areas of focus. There are also four wellness workshops available to you through Zoom. Find more information here.