There are several excellent community supports that we work closely with as we recognize that a circle of care is best and that we may not be the ones who can provide for each of the unique needs that students have. This is where our community partners come in, such as providers of physical health care or specialized mental health and addictions services.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP
- lmspc.ca (local suicide prevention council)
- London and District Distress Centre: 519-667-6711
- Mental Health Crisis Service (ages 16+): 519-433-2023
- Child and Youth Crisis and Intake Team (under 18): 519-433-0334
- Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868
Atlas London offers a comprehensive support system for Londoners ages 12 - 29, and the caring adults who help them. Through this online portal, young people and their supporters can learn about tools and strategies to help manage barriers to success and make important, positive decisions in their lives. atlaslondon.ca
The Ontario government is providing $2.39 million to help improve mental health supports and services for postsecondary students. The funding is part of Ontario's Roadmap to Wellness and will support eight innovative projects at select colleges, universities and Indigenous Institutes. Roadmap to Wellness is the government's plan to build a connected and comprehensive mental health and addictions system that ensures children, youth, and adults in Ontario receive appropriate services where and when they need them.
Western University is receiving funding to provide supports for Black and Indigenous students struggling with mental health and wellbeing challenges, both pre-existing and those exacerbated by COVID-19. King's students will have full access to these supports at Western.
Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365. For more information, please see www.Good2Talk.ca
mindyourmind is an award-winning, non-profit mental health program that engages youth, emerging adults and the professionals who serve them to co-develop reliable and relevant resources.
These resources are designed to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and increase access and use of community support, both professional and peer-based.For more information, please visit mindyourmind.ca
Mental Health Crisis Service (ages 16+):
Confidential telephone support for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis and suicidal thoughts. Trained and caring volunteers offer support and links to professional resources to cope with depression, suicidal thoughts, or mental health issues. For inquiry, please call 519-433-2023.
Child and Youth Crisis and Intake Team (under 18):
The team at Child and Youth Crisis and Intake offers 24-hour access to telephone crisis intervention, Prompt follow-up appointments, Brief counselling, Intake and referral to services for parents, children and youth, and Support while waiting for services. For inquiry, please call 519-433-0334.
Mental Health services for the hearing impaired
Canadian Hearing Society: Connect Counselling Services
CHS Connect offers a wide range of free counselling services at locations across Ontario to support culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals and their families find healthy solutions to life’s challenges. For more information, visit www.chs.ca/counselling-services
PAH! Mental Health Services
PAH! provides mental health services to Deaf and hard of hearing children and youth, and their families. PAH! and is a partnership between Bob Rumball Association for the Deaf (BRAD) and Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK). Services are client centred and strength based. the services offered include individual and family counselling, group programs, Art and Expressive therapy and consultation to agencies and professionals. Services are culturally and linguistically accessible.
For a list of more services available, please visit King's CDEAF website.