Book an appointment
Western Health & Wellness provides mental health support to our campus population. Starting September 2021, we are offering in-person appointments.
Booking a Mental Health Appointment
Our mental health team will continue to provide support Monday-Friday; all appointments need to be booked in advance by calling 519-661-3030.
Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed for Thanksgiving on Monday, October 11, 2021.
Please note, CMHA Virtual After Hours Crisis Counselling is available October 11 from 5-9 p.m.
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: law.uwo.ca
For Western Students Outside of Canada:
As a member of International SOS, support services are available 24/7. Emotional Support services through International SOS (ISOS) entitles you to up to five sessions of structured counseling with a mental health counselor.
You can contact ISOS 24/7 via phone (1-215-942-8479 or any of the Assistance Center phone numbers, collect calls accepted), or through the Assistance App. Login to access Western's (including the Affiliated University Colleges) ISOS membership number.