! Call 911 in case of crisis or emergency

In Case of Emergency

Otherwise, please contact:

University Counselling Services

Phone (Medical): 519-661-3030

Phone (Counselling): 519-661-3771

Website: http://www.health.uwo.ca/services/students/index.html

Location on Campus:

Counselling Clinic 
UCC Room 11 (lower level)

Hours (September-April): Mon-Thu 9am-7pm,
Fri 9am-4:30pm,
Sat 9am-1pm

Hours (May-August): Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

or, contact:

London 24/7 Distress line

519-667-6711

or, contact:

CMHA 24/7 Crisis Services

519-433-2023

On-campus Resources

University Counselling Services (UCS)

Offers free individual counselling to all registered students. UCS has a multidisciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Physician Psychotherapists, and Social Workers who work with the varying needs of students. Counselling is available year round by calling health services.

Phone (Medical): 519-661-3030

Phone (Counselling): 519-661-3771

Location on Campus:

Counselling Clinic 
UCC Room 11 (lower level)

Hours (September-April): Mon-Thu 9am-7pm,
Fri 9am-4:30pm,
Sat 9am-1pm

Hours (May-August): Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Student Development Centre – Psychological Services

Offers individual counselling, crisis counselling, psychological services groups, sexual assault assistance, LGBTTQ2A services, and a self-help library

Location: Student Development Centre, 
Western Student Services Building, Suite 4100 
The University of Western Ontario 
London, Ontario, N3A 3K7

Phone: 519-661-3031

The Student Development Centre also offers Psychological Services Groups. Students can sign up for one group per semester. Groups involve 4-8 two-hour weekly sessions. It is a place for students to learn about new skills, increase self-awareness and share their experiences with others. There are several types of support groups available including Mindfulness and Meditation. Visit the website for a list of drop-in and multi-week commitment groups and information about registration.

Website: https://studentservices.uwo.ca/secure/workshops/psychGroups.cfm

Phone: 519-661-3031

Email:  psychgroups@uwo.ca

The Western Law Wellness Committee

Offers events and activities related to physical and mental wellbeing to law students of all years. Yearly events typically include spin and yoga classes, therapy dog days, healthy snack days, apple picking, Run for the Cure, an O-Week wellness panel aimed to provide first year students with advice for getting through stressful periods in first year and speaker events related to mental health. Join the facebook page or follow the committee’s blog at http://uwolawwellness.tumblr.com/ for quick workouts, healthy recipes and wellness-related articles. You should also feel free to e-mail the co-chairs of the committee, Meredith Baker and Stefanie Sebanc, for any further details or to make suggestions.

Email: mbaker48@uwo.ca or ssebanc@uwo.ca

Peer Support Centre

Offers a safe space for students to seek support and resources, build community, meet other students and get talking about issues.  The Peer Support Centre also offers art therapy workshops with registered Art Therapist, Gill Yealland. These workshops are aimed at students looking for an outlet for anxiety and stress. They occur in eight weekly sessions and incorporate many different form of art, including drawing, painting, clay and fabric art.

Location: Room 38, UCC Building

Hours: 10am-6pm Monday to Friday

Phone: 519-661-3425

Email: peer.support.centre@uscavp.com

Visit Website: http://www.westernpeersupport.ca

Peer Phone Line
The Peer Support Centre has also introduced a new Peer Phone Line designed to recognize that sometimes it is difficult to come in person to deal with a sensitive issue and that calling may be more convenient. The peers who callers speak to are not counselors, but are trained in active listening and sensitivity and can be a great resource when you need to talk something through. They may also refer callers to resources that may be able to provide further support.

Phone: 519-661–DIAL (3425)

Hours: 10 am – midnight Monday to Friday

Indigenous Services

Indigenous Services (IS) (indigenous.uwo.ca)

IS staff members provide assistance through services and counselling by drop-in and appointment. Specialized resources focusing on Indigenous issues in areas concerning academic, cultural and social needs are available; including career and employment opportunities and training/workshops. The Centre also offers study space, quiet areas, gathering space, a computer lab, printing services, and kitchen facilities; with 24 hour access for registered students.

Location – WSS 2100
Phone – 519-661-4095

Human rights

Equity & Human Rights Services at Western University (www.uwo.ca/equity)

Equity and Human Rights Services (EHRS) provides information on the University’s discrimination and harassment policies, employment equity and diversity and other human rights related issues. We are here to help you, whether you are a student, staff or faculty member.
Location: Somerville House, Room 2319.
Phone: 519-661-3334
Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:30 am to 4:30. After hours and weekend appointments are available by appointment.
Email: equity@uwo.ca

Hope’s Garden Eating Disorder Support Group

Offers an anonymous and confidential support group for students struggling with eating disorders. The group meets weekly on Western campus.

Location: Student Support Services Center, Room 38, UCC Building
Meeting times: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Phone: 519-434-7721 (Hope’s Garden)
E-mail: info@hopesgarden.org

Registered Dietitian Services

Offers help to students in reaching their optimal nutritional status in the form of one-on-one counselling, group presentations, cooking classes and more both on and off campus. The USC covers all costs for UWO undergraduate students.

Phone: 519-615-3438
E-mail: info@rdservices.ca

Yoga, Health, and Fitness

Yoga

Yoga classes offered weekly to Western University Students.

Eligibility for Services: Western University Students.

Location: Western Student Recreation Centre – Studios

Visit Website: http://webapp.getrecdapp.com/westernrec/

Student Health Services

OHIP covered medical services by appointment and urgent drop-ins

Eligibility for Services: Open to Western University Students

Location:
Room 11, UCC

Hours (September-April): Mon-Thu 9am-7pm,
Fri 9am-4:30pm,
Sat 9am-1pm
Hours (May-August): Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Phone: 519.661.3030 (or extension 83030 from a campus phone)

Visit Website: http://www.health.uwo.ca/services/students/index.html

Community Resources

Connect for Mental Health

Struggling with mental health issues? This group is run by students who have overcome mental health difficulties and all members are other students working towards change. Peer support, socials and support groups, often taking place at Western University.

Eligibility for Services: Open to students

Phone: 519-679-4040

Email: studentsupport@connectformh.ca

Visit Website: http://connectformh.ca/student-support-group

Daya Counselling Centre

  • Therapeutic short term counselling (12 sessions) for individuals, couples, families ages 16+.
  • Offers counselling in French, Spanish, Dutch, and ASL; interpreter services offered through Across Languages for other language groups.
  • Central downtown location.
  • Specialization in bereavement and loss.

Full subsidies available (no one is turned away due to financial hardship. Waiting list will vary depending on volume of requests for service).

Eligibility for Services: Open to the public

Phone: 519-434-0077 ext. 0 or ext. 392

Email: info@dayacounselling.on.ca

Location: 141 Dundas St. 6th floor, London, ON N6A 1G3

Hours: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 4 pm

Note: Counselling appointments are booked Monday through Friday; day and evening appointments are available.

Sexual Assault Centre London

(www.sacl.ca)

24 Hr. Crisis and Support Line: 519-438-2272
Office: 519-439-0844
or Toll Free:
1-877-529-2272
Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Location:
255 Horton Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 5
London, Ontario, Canada
N6B 1L1

London Crisis Response Line

The London-Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council provides a 24/7 phone crisis response line.

Phone: 519-433-2023

Visit Website: http://www.yourlifecounts.org/

Provincial Resources

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

http://www.myassistplan.com/

  • 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

http://www.connexontario.ca/

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

Phone:

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

eMentalHealth.ca

http://www.ementalhealth.ca/

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.

Location:

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

http://www.mooddisorders.ca

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.

Location:

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

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=d7f87dbbfd510410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

  • 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

http://www.sexualassaultsupport.ca/

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.

Location:

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

Phone: N/A

Email:  Visit website for contact form.

Hours:  N/A

Academic Accommodations

Deferrals and Extensions

Contact Assistant Dean of Student Services Mysty Clapton for information regarding this process

Phone: 519-661-3096

Email: mclapton@uwo.ca

Visit Website: https://www.law.uwo.ca/support_services/student_services/academic_policies_and_procedures.html#examinations

Academic Accommodations

The purpose of academic accommodation is to provide students who have disabilities with the opportunity to achieve their academic potential in essentially the same tasks that other students are required to complete. Accommodation does not fundamentally alter the content of exams, the standards used to assign grades, or the requirement that students independently demonstrate their knowledge of course material.

Some examples of accommodation include:
Classroom Accommodation

  • Use of a sign-language interpreter
  • Permission to obtain print or electronic copies of overhead transparencies
  • Use of an FM system
  • Permission to tape record lectures

Examination Accommodation

  • Writing exams in a quiet location to reduce distractions
  • Use of assistive devices (e.g., a computer equipped with specialized software)

Other Academic Accommodation

  • Alternative format textbooks (e.g., audiotape, electronic, large print, braille.)
  • The use of an assistant in a lab

How to request an Academic Accommodation?

Step 1:
Send Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) a written request for academic accommodation immediately after you have registered in your courses or by August 1 (for fall courses), whichever is earlier.

Step 2:
Schedule an appointment with a counsellor in SSD by calling (519) 661-2147 as soon as possible after you have registered in your courses.

Students who are enrolled at King’s University College should call (519) 433-3491, ext. 4321 to make an appointment with the counsellor at King’s.

Bring your course information to your appointment. This information includes the course code, section and professor (e.g., Course code = Psychology 020, section =003). If classes have begun, also bring a copy of the course outline.

Students requesting accommodation are required to meet with an SSD counsellor in the summer, before their fall courses have begun. If you meet with your counsellor after September 16th for fall courses you may not be able to use accommodation for fall exams.

Step 3:
Mail or fax documentation of your disability to SSD so that it arrives at least 2 working days before your appointment. If this is not possible, bring the required documentation of your disability to the first appointment (see documentation requirements for more information).

Step 4:
Sign up to write Quizzes, Tests and Examinations
Step four of the process begins after you have requested academic accommodation, met with an SSD counsellor, and provided the required documentation.

Phone: (519) 661-2147

Location: Room 4100 of the Western Student Services Building.

Visit Website: http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/ssd/index.html?requesting_acc

Email: ssd@uwo.ca