! Call 911 in case of crisis or emergency

In Case of Emergency

Otherwise contact Health Counselling and Disability Services (HCDS)(http://www.queensu.ca/hcds/hs)

Health Service Appointments
(613) 533-2506

Health Service Nurse Line
(613) 533-6859

146 Stuart Street in the La Salle building, across from Adelaide Hall.

Mon to Thurs – 9 to 4pm

Local Kingston 24/7 distress line
TALK Line (telephoneaidlinekingston.com)
Phone – 613-544-1771

On-campus Resources

Student Success and Wellness Counselling

This is an experienced counselling professional embedded in the law school to provide JD students with short-term counselling, crisis counselling, information and referrals relating to mental health and well-being. All services are confidential. For more information or to request an appointment, please contact the Manager of Education and Equity Services at the Faculty of Law, Helen Connop (Email: hc5@queensu.ca; Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 78147).

Confidential Peer Support

The Happiness Project is a confidential peer-to-peer program that matches Queen’s law students with “shared lived experience”, whether that’s mental health or another health-based issue.

Why you may need it:

  • Because sometimes you need more than a good outline for your courses
  • Because law school is a demanding experience and law is an even more demanding profession
  • Because now is the time to manage these demands and with your overall health and well being

How it can help:

  • Learn ‘best practices’ from people who know
  • Lean on a confidante who understands the unique pressure you face
  • Access to resources you may not know exist

Who can be a participant:

  • Students with a diagnosed mental health or abilities-based issue
  • Students who may not have been seen by a doctor or health professional yet but feeling that something is off

Who does the pairing?
Helen Connop

Who is Helen Connop?

  • Manager of Education and Equity Services at Queen’s Faculty of Law
  • Runs the Equity Program, the Academic Assistance Program and the Happiness Project
  • Confidential
  • How to see her: Stop by her office (Room 107, Macdonald Hall), Book an appointment by phone at: 613-533-6000 ext. 78147 or by email at: helen.connop@queensu.ca

Remember: Everyone needs help sometimes, don’t be afraid to ask.

Health Service

Health Service provides confidential, student-centred health care. Staff is made up of family physicians and registered nurses with a special interest in the health issues of students.

(613) 533-2506

Nurse Line:
(613) 533-6859

Mon to Thurs – 9 to 4 pm
Friday – 9 to 3 pm



Counselling Service


  • Assessment and brief counselling for students in crisis or with acute difficulties
  • On-going brief counselling
  • Referrals/facilitate access to community and on campus resources
  • Mental health and wellness workshops

For more information about any of the programs or services offered by the Counselling Service, please call: (613) 533-6000 ext. 78264. You may also call (613) 533-2506, press (1), then (2).

Counselling Service:

This is for information only. You cannot make or cancel appointments by e-mail nor can you get medical advice by e-mail.

Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30

Disability Service

The Disability Services Office assists students with disabilities in many ways including providing advocacy and support, as well as recommending classroom and exam accommodations. For information about services offered by the Disability Services please call (613) 533-6467.

Email: dso@queensu.ca

This is for information only. You cannot make or cancel appointments by e-mail nor can you get medical advice by e-mail.

Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30

Queen’s Human Rights Office

Telephoning the Human Rights office at 613-533-6886 will allow you to access the Anti-Racism Coordinator, the Sexual Harassment Coordinator, Sexual Harassment Advisors and an Officer who will deal with Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual concerns. Sexual harassment is any unwanted or unasked-for attention of a sexual nature. Coordinators will take formal action whereas advisors will most often give information to assist you in acting yourself.


Yoga, Health, and Fitness

Community Resources

Frontenac Community Mental Health & Addiction Services

Offers mental health crisis support and intervention to individuals in the community through walk-in and a telephone crisis line. This program provides referral and other community resource information. A mobile crisis team may respond if indicated. Model of service is psychosocial rehabilitation, telephone and mobile.

Eligibility for Services: Open to public

Location: 385 Princess Street

Phone: 613-544-4229

Email: crisis@fcmhas.ca

Visit Website: http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/Directory/Program/14678

Here and Queer in Kingston

Here and Queer in Kingston is a comprehensive list of LGBTQ resources in Kingston and surrounding area. It was developed in 2006-2007 by the Queen’s University Positive Space Committee. Print copies of Here and Queer in Kingston are available at LGBTQ-friendly locations throughout Kingston and surrounding area. You may download an electronic version of the booklet at: http://www.queensu.ca/positivespace/kingston.html

Sexual Assault Centre

This Centre offers confidential counselling to survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment and child sexual abuse. On-going one-on-one counselling, group counselling and self-defense courses are available. Call the 24-hour crisis line at 613-544-6424.

Provincial Resources

Law Student Member Assistance Program funded by and independent of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)


  • A variety of free and confidential 24/7 support services are available, including confidential short term counselling for Ontario law students and their immediate family members and  ”referrals for specialized addictions, sexual assault and psychiatric diagnoses ”
  • Other service offerings include e-counselling, health and wellness companion, access to the health library, child and eldercare resources, and interactive learning courses

Register at 1-855-403-8922 or online to receive services.

The Member Assistance Program is strictly independent of the Law Society of Upper Canada and does not share any identifying or confidential information with the Law Society of Upper Canada.


ConnexOntario Helplines


Offers free, confidential province-wide health services information and referrals via 24-hour helplines for people experiencing problems with mental illness, alcohol and drugs, or gambling. Funded by the Government of Ontario.

Location: N/A


ConnexOntario Mental Health Helpline, 1-866-531-2600

ConnexOntario Drug and Alcohol Helpline, 1-800-565-8603

ConnexOntario Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-888-230-3505

Email:  See website for contact forms.

Hours:  N/A



A non-profit initiative of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) dedicated to improving the mental health of children, youth and families; offers a wide selection of fact sheets and assessments for adults and children.

Comprehensive list of online screening tools that may help identify whether further assistance might be required. Note that this does not replace seeking help from a health professional. Screening tools for adults include: alcohol, gambling or substance use problems, anxiety disorders,  social anxiety, ADHD in adults, Autism Spectrum Disorder in adults, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, seasonal affective disorder and depression, schizophrenia and psychosis, sleep problems and disorders, eating disorders, domestic violence, and general mental health, among others.


Online Resource [see specific referrals for location, contact and hours]

Phone: 1-888-486-8236 [toll-free]

Email:  Visit website for contact form.

Hours:  N/A

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario


Offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Provides drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

Online assessment, “Check Up From The Neck Up”, can identify some symptoms of depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Note that this does not replace seeking appropriate medical advice.


Online Resource [see specific referrals for location, contact and hours]

Phone: 1-888-486-8236 [toll-free]

Email:  Visit website for contact form.

Hours:  N/A

Sexual Health, Sexual Orientation and Relationships Infoline


  • Province-wide free anonymous service staffed by professional, multidisciplinary, and multicultural counsellors who offer assistance in different languages
  • Counselling for:
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Pre-test and post-test options
    • Information and referral to point of care HIV Rapid Test sites province-wide
    • Safer sex activities
    • Risk assessment
    • STIs
    • Birth control options
    • Emergency contraception
    • Sexuality
    • Relationship concerns
    • Pregnancy and options
    • Sexual orientation
    • Issues related to harm reduction, including injection drug use and needle exchange programs
  • To speak to one of the counsellors, please call:
    Toll free: 1-800-668-2437
    Local: 416-392-2437
    The Mainline 1-800-686-7544
    The mainline deals with issues related to harm reduction, injection drug use, and needle exchange programs.
    Fax: 416-392-0716
  • Hours of operation
    Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Weekends: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on statutory holidays.

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres – Online Resource


Online resource offering some online resources for survivors. Also provides community-based referrals to rape crisis centres in Ontario. All centres provide free and confidential counselling, information and support services to survivors of sexual violence. Services may include face-to-face counselling, a 24-hour crisis line, group counselling, assistance navigating legal proceedings, information on other community resources, and information and support for partners, families and friends of survivors.


Online Resource [see specific referrals for location, contact and hours]

Phone: N/A

Email:  Visit website for contact form.

Hours:  N/A

Academic Accommodations


The Disability Services Office (DSO) within the Office of Health, Counseling and Disability Services (http://www.queensu.ca/hcds/ds) at Queen’s is responsible for arranging long-term accommodations for Mental health disabilities. Mental health disabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder (e.g., OCD, GAD, social phobia, panic attacks, PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating Disorders

A student seeking accommodation must provide the necessary documentation. Accommodations arranged by the DSO may include granting extra time on examinations and/or arranging for students to write their exams under accommodated conditions, typically in separate rooms.

A Queen’s Law student who is already registered with the DSO for accommodations or who is seeking new accommodations at Queen’s should contact the Manager of Education and Equity Services at the Faculty of Law, Helen Connop (Email: hc5@queensu.ca; Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 78147) as soon as possible who will advise the student about the process and ensure that the appropriate accommodations are in place.


The authority to deal with requests from law students for short-term accommodations rests exclusively with the Law Faculty’s Academic Standing and Policies Committee (ASPC), a standing sub-committee of the Faculty Board. The Manager of Education and Equity Services, Helen Connop, provides administrative support for the ASPC and serves as a non-voting member.

Accommodations provided by the ASPC are typically deferrals of exams or extensions of deadlines on other forms of written work. Applications to the ASPC usually arise because of sudden illness or accident or for compassionate reasons, such as a death or a serious illness in the family, and the application often must be made quickly. However, no accommodations are provided by the ASPC in the absence of appropriate documentation.

A Law student who believes he or she may need to apply for short-term accommodations should contact the Manager of Education and Equity Services at the Faculty of Law Helen Connop (Email: hc5@queensu.ca; Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 78147) as soon as possible, even if he or she is not certain whether or not accommodations will be required. The Manager will provide the student with advice about making an application to the ASPC.


Permission may be sought through the Academic Standing and Policies Committee for changes in registration status (i.e. transfer to part-time status), late course drops or a temporary stop-out from the program provided that the request is supported by the requisite medical documentation. For further information, please contact the Manager of Education and Equity Services at the Faculty of Law Helen Connop (Email: hc5@queensu.ca; Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 78147).