December 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

The combination of the holidays and exams can lead to increased stress among students. Often, this can be a challenge for many students.

“We know this is a time of particular high academic stress,” Joanna Bedggood, Manager of Student Wellness, says.

To help with this situation, King’s holds Crisis Support sessions for those students in need of counselling. These sessions are held in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and with funding from the London Community Foundation. Similar sessions are being held at Western University and Fanshawe College.

Walk-in sessions are held on Monday evenings, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. until December 10 at King’s Wemple Room 151. Similar sessions will be held on the Western campus Tuesdays-Thursdays until December 13, also from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., in Student Health Services, UCC 11.

Students can receive counselling for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, school-related stress, self-harm and other issues.

Sessions are open to all Western and affiliate students. For example, Western campus students may attend the walk-in sessions at King’s and vice-versa.

These sessions are in addition to the walk-in personal counselling and accessibility counselling held at King’s from Monday to Friday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in Wemple Room 151.

“King’s has quite a lot of services useful to students during stressful times,” Bedggood says, noting the STARS Learning Lab provides studying strategies and seminars for exam preparations.

For more information on the Crisis Support sessions, please visit