Booking a Mental Health Appointment

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm

Our mental health team provides support Monday-Friday. All appointments need to be booked in advance by calling 519-661-3030.

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Western’s mental health team aims to provide students with effective, timely, safe, evidence-based, and confidential short-term supports through brief, change-oriented psychotherapy. Prior to attending their first appointment, students will be required to complete some preliminary paperwork.

During the first appointment, the counsellor will ask questions to understand students’ concerns, provide support, and develop a plan to address identified concerns. This initial appointment will last 50-60 minutes. Many students find that one appointment is all they need to get back on track, and others may benefit from a few follow-up appointments. Students will work collaboratively with the counsellor to determine which model best meets their needs. Students looking for long-term counselling will be directed to a range of supports that are available on campus, online, and in the community.

For Western Law Students

Please connect with Western Law Mental Health and Wellness Services for support. For more information, please visit:

For CMHA After Hours Crisis Counselling

CMHA will be offering both virtual and in-person after hours crisis counselling starting February 13 and running until April 13. Details below:

February 27-April 13:
In-person appointments: Mondays from 5-9 p.m. in Thames Hall Rm 2170
Virtual appointments: Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. by phone or Microsoft teams

To book an appointment, please email CMHA at during their operating hours.