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Training Sessions

Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 12 hour training course that teaches participants how to help someone showing signs of a mental health problem/crisis.  The course consists of four -three hour modules. This program is available to academic and administrative leaders.  For inquiries about a focused group session, please contact Barb Froats.

Mental Health at Western
This interactive course is intended for individuals who have supervisory responsibilities and is a follow up to the MHFA certificate.  For more information click here.

  • Faculty and staff are seeing more and more students who are experiencing mental health issues
  • Your role is crucial in identifying students in distress and assisting them find resources
  • A staff or faculty person will often be one of the first people to find out that a student is having problems that are interfering with their academic success or daily lives.

Supporting & Referring Students

On-call Crisis Services at Western
(Mon-Fri daytime)
phone or go in person to:

Student Development Centre
4th floor
Student Services Building

Student Health Services (SHS) 
UCC Rm 11 (lower level)
24 Hour / After Hours Crisis Resources

Campus Community Police Service
  • Emergency:
    Call 911
  • Non-emergencies or inquiries:
London Crisis Response Line
Call 24/7 for phone crisis response



Mental Health Videos

Help a Friend -

USC's Mental Health Awareness Message

Get Help PSA

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