November 10, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

 King’s is part of collaborative that was awarded a $238,000 grant over three years for student crisis support, education and connections to community resources.

The Community Vitality Grant is provided by the London Community Foundation and will go directly towards supporting the mental well-being of students at all Western and Fanshawe campuses.

This is first of kind partnership in province and is line with a recent Council of Ontario Universities’ report on mental health.

One of the new initiatives will be an after-hours mental health walk-in clinic. The walk-in clinic for students will be staffed by crisis counsellors, with peer-support volunteers in the reception area. The clinic is free to undergraduate and graduate students. There will also be satellite clinics at King's University College and Fanshawe College. The clinics will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from Nov. 21 to Dec. 14, and will resume next semester. 

Post-secondary campuses in London have partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association to create and support a continuity of care. This new partnership is filling essential gaps in service, with clearer communication to help students find the right service.

Learn about mental health and wellness at King’s.

Read media releases and news coverage:

Blackburn News: Western opens after-hours mental health clinic

CBC London: Western University opens after-hours mental health walk-in clinic

Global News: Western University and partners launch free after-hours crisis counselling

London Community Foundation: Foundation announces over $1 million of innovative grants that will create community-wide change

London Free Press: London Community Foundation teams with Western University to offer students mental-health care.

London Free Press: Students spearhead mental health clinic

Western Gazette: Western to offer new after-hours, walk-in mental health clinic

Western media release: Collaboration launches after-hours crisis counselling for Western University students