King's and Western Resources for Students and Staff
King's offers a variety of professional and peer supports on campus that are a great way to improve your overall well-being, which can also help to significantly enhance your academic experience.
- King’s Accessibility, Counselling and Student Development (ACSD)
We are here to support the quality of student life and learning outside the classroom. We provide support in a number of areas:
- Accessibility services
- BIPOC and Indigenous students
- Career services
- First-generation students
- Learning skills services
- Personal counselling
- Mature and transfer students
- Mental health and wellness
To find out more about these services and more, please visit our Student Support Services page.
To set up an appointment with a counsellor, complete the appointment request form or
call 519-433-3491 ext. 7800
King's Academic Mentoring Program (KAMP) is a student-led program that provides support and function for incoming students. KAMP seeks to improve students’ academic success and personal achievement by pairing incoming students with senior student mentors. Mentors are trained to provide support in many aspects of the transition process to university, including academia, campus involvement, and basic life skills. The program presents an opportunity for senior students to give back to the King’s community and guide incoming students in their journey through academia. To find out more, visit the KAMP page.
- King’s Campus Ministry
King's Campus Ministry team offers a safe and welcoming environment for students, staff and faculty to participate in pastoral counselling. For more information, visit Campus Ministry.
- King’s Library Resources on Wellness
The Cardinal Carter Library offers a variety of resources about mental health and wellness. Visit Wellness: Start here for more information.
Five in five of us have mental health. Jack.org strives to share this simple message with the King's community in hopes of engaging students, faculty and staff. With events and creative presentations, Jack.orgKing’s provides a safe space to talk, educate, and share ideas about mental health, with the goal of maintaining a safe and inclusive King’s community for all. Jack.orgKing’s breaks the silence and stigma to allow for safe, open, and purgative mental health discussion! For more information, please visit the Jack.org King's page, or contact Travis Tetreault, President, or Stacey Salagubang, Secretary.
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP)
Our Employee and Family Assistance Program services address a broad range of employee and family matters. It provides confidential, professional assistance such as 24-hour helpline services, personal counselling and work/life consultation services. For more information, visit the FSEAP website. For employee website login information, click here.
Employee Wellness Solutions
King’s University College has partnered with Employee Wellness Solutions Network to create a multi-faceted wellness program based on the expressed needs and desires of our employees. Visit the Member Portal to access health and wellness information including helpful resources and the monthly newsletter.
BIPOC Student Support Group
This is a safe and inclusive safe for all BIPOC students at King's to discuss their lived experiences and share their thoughts and ideas about various topics pertaining to the BIPOC experience.
- Fitness Room
A healthy body and a healthy mind are critical to having a positive learning experience. Located on the lower level of the King Centre, the fitness room is a welcoming space on campus where students, faculty and staff can work out with a variety of machines and free weights.
- Reflection Room
The Reflection Room, on the second floor of the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre, is a multipurpose space that students can use for reflection, discussion and activities such as yoga and mediation. For a list of upcoming yoga or meditation sessions, check out the King's events calendar.
- Wampum Learning Lodge
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives and Western is working to create an intercultural teaching, learning and gathering space that shares and centres Indigenous epistemologies and pedagogies.
The purpose of the space is to facilitate and coordinate services and programming for the Indigenous community at Western as well as the wider community at Western and the Deshkan Zibi territory. The space will serve as a touchstone for Indigenous Graduate and Undergraduate students, as well as faculty and staff.
- Western's Wellness Education Centre
To access support in any of the following areas (health & wellness, counselling, sexual violence, peer support, as well as groups and workshops), please see the contact information at Western Health & Wellness: https://www.uwo.ca/health/
Laura Evans Lecture Series offers a variety of workshops on a variety of mental health and wellness topics that are 1.5 – 2 hours long: https://studentservices.uwo.ca/secure/workshops/psychWorkshops.cfm
Groups offered through Psychological Services at Western: