Are you in a mental health crisis?

Need to Talk?

Our wellness team is here to provide you with a supportive and confidential space to talk about how you are doing. Meet with a member of our team who is there to listen and assist you in creating a plan to feel better. Counselling is strengths and solution-focused so that you leave with strategies and ideas you can apply immediately. Counselling services are offered at no costs to enrolled students. Please note that the Wellness Centre is not currently fully accessible. For students with physical accessibility concerns, counselling services can be accessed in an alternate space or virtually.

You can book an appointment to talk about:  

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Low mood and depression
  • Relationships
  • Homesickness or transitioning to university
  • Grief and loss
  • Or anything else that might be on your mind.



Drop-In Support

Drop-in support allows for 15-20 minute sessions with a counsellor to discuss resources and helpful strategies, or simply get connected with our team. Longer follow-up sessions can be scheduled as needed. Drop-in times for 2023/24 are as follows:

  • Mondays 1:30-2:30pm
  • Thursdays 9:30-10:30am

Drop-in can be attended virtually or in-person. Click here to complete our drop-in form:

Please note that if you indicate a preference for a virtual drop-in, a counsellor will send you a Zoom link as soon as they are available.


Note: For students residing out of province or outside of Canada:

  • Inkblot Therapy ( offers affordable virtual counselling across Canada and is covered by your student benefits.
  • BetterHelp ( is a worldwide online counselling platform giving you access to a licensed therapist via text and video chat.
  • 7 Cups ( connects you to trained volunteer listeners (free) 24/7 for emotional support and can connect you to an online licensed therapist (available worldwide).
  • All Huron students also have access to TAO, our online self help platform, where you can learn more about how to cope with anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, and more.

Short-Term Academic Accommodations

Wellness Services is here to support and help you succeed in university. There may be times you need considerations in your coursework. Please speak with your Academic Advisor and/or professors first to determine if they can accommodate deferrals in deadlines. Wellness Services may provide documented support of accommodations when mental health concerns are interfering with a student’s ability to function academically (e.g. unable to attend classes, complete assignments, write midterms/exams).

Students requesting academic accommodations will be assessed on a case by case basis. Attendance of an individual counselling appointment does not guarantee a supportive letter.

If a letter of support is provided, students are required to contact Student Support Services and complete an Academic Consideration Request Form. All decisions regarding accommodations are finalized by the academic advisor and respective faculty. A supportive letter does not guarantee that a specific accommodation request will be granted.

Please note that documentation cannot be provided for students who were not seen by Wellness Services during the time in question.

In all cases, Wellness Services will work with students to develop meaningful coping and time management strategies to promote their future academic success. Students requiring long-term accommodations for accessibility can arrange these through Accessible Education at Western. Western’s Official Policy on Accommodation for Illness may be found here.

Western’s Official Policy on Accommodation for Illness may be found here.

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