Mental Wellbeing

A good place to start if you are in crisis, or need to talk to someone, is to speak with your family doctor.  Your family doctor may already know you and your family, and may be in the best position to offer advice and help.  You may also go to a walk-in clinic for assistance.

Western also has a number of resources that you may access, as a faculty or staff member.

The most important thing is to ask for assistance.

Faculty / Staff Resources

Employee Assistance Program

1 (877) 433 0701
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  • Family Service Thames Valley provides immediate, confidential emergency telephone assistance for all employees, 24 hours a day
  • Full-time and other eligible employees ( see your collective agreement), and their family members may access confidential counselling - face-to-face, or web-based, as well as telephone advisory and other services.

Workplace Health

(519) 661-2047
UCC Rm 25 (lower level)
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Rehabilitation Services

Support Services Building, Room 4159
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  • promotes employee health and wellness
  • provides support to staff and faculty and departments regarding medical absence and accomodation
  • provides assistance with accessing supports and resources

Equity and Human Rights Services

(519) 661-3334 ext. 83334
Somerville House, Room 2319
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  • Western ensures that each individual has genuine access to employment opportunities that are free from artificial barriers, systemic or otherwise
  • This office implements the University's policies on harassment, discrimination and employment equity
  • They provide confidential assistance, advice, and mediation services and assist with filing complaints