Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and we’re joining in to help create positive change.
Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year.
As part of our initiatives to promote positive mental health across the Faculty of Science, we have collected some resources, so that if you need resources know where to turn.
If you need immediate help and are concerned for your safety, call UW campus police from any campus phone (ext. 22222), call 911, or visit the hospital emergency room.
For all campus-wide resources, see the “Explore your Options” pathway that Campus Wellness has created, as either an online interactive version, or a pdf with links. You can also visit the Campus Wellness website for the most up-to-date cross-campus initiatives.
Within the Faculty of Science, we have many resources available if you are struggling with your mental health, need help with academics, or need to talk to someone.
Science Counselling Services offers free, confidential counselling from dedicated Science counsellors for everyone within the Faculty of Science.
Advisors in the Science Undergraduate Office support the academics of all first-year undergraduate students, and all students in Honours Science, General Science, Psychology (BSc), and Science and Aviation.
Academic advisors for upper-year undergraduate students are program specific. Please contact the advisor of your program directly for support.
Graduate officers and graduate coordinators can help graduate students with questions about their program or academics.
Additional resources include tutoring, international student science transition coaching, assignment planners, UW Mates, and more.
If you see a friend struggling, reach out to them. Often, someone expressing concern can help someone take the first steps to getting the help they need.