Counselling and Accessibility Services: Fanshawe offers counselling services which can be found on the main campus at Room F2010. According to the Fanshawe College Website, Counsellors provide a confidential atmosphere where you can explore any topic or situation and discuss any concerns you may have. There are specialists available to help with whatever area one may need counselling including, stress management, career guidance, substance abuse, dealing with loss, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger management, assault, school failure, suicide risk and relationship difficulties. They also offer traumatic event response. Hours of operation are Monday to Wednesday, from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM, Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. More info can be found on the Counselling and Accessibility Services page on Fanshawes website or by phoning (519)-452-4282.
Fanshawes Library and Media Services: Fanshawes Library and Media Services offers a guide with quick links to community services and information resources in the areas of mental health and well-being. The guide is available at http://fanshawec.libguides.com/mentalhealthwellness
Canadian Mental Health Association: CMHA Middlesex’s goals are to promote good mental health, prevent further illness, offer treatment, support recovery and provide mental health education in the communities of London, Middlesex, Exeter and Goderich. More information is available at https://cmhamiddlesex.ca/
ConnexOntario: Provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. Call 1-866-531-2600 or visit http://www.connexontario.ca
Good2Talk: According to the Good2Talk Website, “Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365”. Its primary focus is on ages 17 to 25 and they can be reached at 1-866-956-5454.
Kids Help Line: Free, anonymous counselling done via phone, text or live chat through their app or website. Get in touch with them at 1-800-668-6868 or https://kidshelpphone.ca
London Health Sciences Center (LHSC): LHSC houses a Mental Health Care Program that offers services for Eating Disorders, Adult Inpatient Mental Health Service, Centralized Emergency Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison, Coordinated Intake for Ambulatory Mental Health, General Adult Ambulatory Mental Health, Prevention & Early Intervention in Psychosis, Traumatic Stress and Urgent Consultation, among others. According to the LHSC website they “offer a wide range of programs which reflect the diversity of our clients…our main focus is excellence in patient care”. They also offer a 24 hour crisis hotline that can be reached at (519)-433-2023. More information can be found at www.lhsc.on.ca/About_Us/MHCP_Adult
Quick Access Mental Health Walk-In Clinic: This clinic is run by the Family Service Thames Valley (FSTV) organization and is open every Tuesday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. According to the FSTV website, services are “available for individuals, couples, and families looking for same-day single session therapy and counselling support.” Sessions are provided on a first-come, first-served basis so no appointment is necessary. Cost of sessions is based on income, making it an affordable option for everyone. More information can be found at https://www.familyservicethamesvalley.com/services/quick-access-mental-health-walk-in-clinic-2 or by phoning 519-433-0183.
Reach Out: According to ReachOut247.ca, “Reach Out is a confidential 24/7 information, support and crisis service for people living with mental health or addictions concerns in Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex and London”. They offer services that include a mobile crisis intervention team; emotional trauma, distress or relapse services; depression, self-harm or suicidal counselling; access to community supports and addictions treatment; counselling for Substance use, gaming, internet disorder and problem gambling; as well as other general information about mental health and addictions. Their online, confidential web chat can be found at ReachOut247.ca or you can call (519)-433-2023
Fanshawe has a number of other events going on in and around campus that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive mental health.