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 offer both in-person and virtual crisis supports from October 10th through December 9th, running Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5-9pm. See Schedule below:

Mondays in-person in room 2170 Thames Hall (Health and Wellness Services) 
Wednesdays in-person at Fanshawe College
Thursdays virtual appointments (zoom or phone)

Students can set up an appointment by emailing during their operating hours.