Support for Students

Recently, the Western community has been coping with two very difficult situations: allegations of– sexual and gender-based violence and the death of a student. As these situations unfold, Western is committed to supporting students and ensuring they feel safe.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of support, please utilize one of the resources below:

Gender-based Violence & Survivor Support Case Manager – Tamara Will
Tamara Will is the Gender-based Violence & Survivor Support Case Manager at Western University. Tamara will provide you support regardless of if you were subjected to gender-based violence on- or off-campus, or before you came to Western.

Learn more: Survivor Support - Health & Wellness - Western University
Connect with Tamara: (519) 661-3568 or

St. Joseph’s Health Care Sexual Assault Treatment Program

St. Josephs’ Health Care’s Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre is available 24/7. Their team of specialized nurses, doctors and social workers provide care to people of any age, gender or sexual identity experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence living in Oxford, Elgin, Huron-Perth and Middlesex counties.  There is no cost to the patient/client.

Learn more: Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Program | St. Joseph's Health Care London
Contact: (519) 646-6100 x64224

Residence Support

Students in residence can also contact their residence don, front desk, and residence life coordinator for assistance with understanding their options and have access to free, confidential services with the residence counselling and student support team. 

Mental Health Support:

Western Health & Wellness provides mental health support to our campus population. Health & Wellness provides professional and confidential services, free of charge, to students needing assistance to meet their personal, social and academic goals. Services include consultation, referral, groups and workshops, as well as brief, change-oriented psychotherapy.

Learn more: Mental Health Support - Health & Wellness - Western University
Book a counselling appointment: (519) 661-3030

CMHA Virtual After Hours Crisis Counselling (Fall Term Only)

Free, confidential counselling is available through CMHA Middlesex. Appointments are available from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (registration ends at 9:00 p.m.) on the following dates:

  • September 13 - 17
  • October 4 to December 8, every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Criteria: Must live in Ontario, be a Western student, and able to connect via internet or telephone.

Learn more: Mental Health Support - Health & Wellness - Western University
Book a same-day appointment:

Academic Counselling

As always Academic Counselling is here to help mitigate any consequences to your academic progress.

Reach out to us: Counselling Hours & Appointments