King's and Western Resources for Students and Staff
NEW – Student Services Advocates
As part of an effort to increase outreach and connect students to resources on campus, we are initiating a new service utilizing the expertise of two former guidance counsellors from the Thames Valley District School Board. Michael and Susan will be volunteering on campus a couple days a week to help students connect to resources on campus. They will be based in the King Student Life Centre weekly. Come out to “Ask Joe” during Student Appreciation Week to meet them!
Susan has been in the caring profession her entire working career. Starting as a nurse and moving into education. Susan retired as the Head of Guidance from Thames Valley District School Board. One of the highlights of her career was being the Education Consultant for the London Knights Hockey team.
Susan is passionate about giving everyone choices and resources to meet their needs and goals. Susan believes in connecting, empowering, and celebrating students.
Hello, King’s University College. My name is Michael Hoy and I am a husband and a father of three adult children. I spent forty years in education as an elementary and secondary teacher. In my spare time, I am a sports enthusiast, an avid reader, a music lover and an active member of my faith community. Almost half of my career was spent as a high school Guidance Counsellor which is where I first got to know and love King’s. That is the reason I am excited to join King's as a volunteer and I look forward to serving this community.
- King’s Accessibility, Counselling and Student Development
We are here to support the quality of student life and learning outside the classroom. We provide support in a number of areas such as:
- Indigenous Students
- Career Services
- Mature and Transfer Students
- First Generation Students
- Learning Skills Services
- Accessibility Services
- Personal Counselling
- Mental Health and Wellness
To find out more about these services and more, please visit our Student Support Services page.
- Western's Wellness Education Centre
This space is located in the lower level of the University Community Centre (Room 76) and works to help spread the message of mental health and wellness through promoting the ever-expanding amount of wellness resources, activities, and events available to Western undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite you down to the Centre to ask questions and meet our team of Wellness Peer Educators, the Wellness Coordinator (Melanie-Anne Atkins), the Sexual Violence Prevention Education Coordinator (Angela Treglia), and the Registered Dietitian (Samantha Gianotti).
The Wellness Education Centre is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. It’s a collaborative space made possible by the Student Experience portfolio, Student Health Services, the University Students’ Council, and the generous support of Heidi Balsillie, Fairmount Foundation.
KAMP is a student led program that aims to provide support and function for incoming students. KAMP seeks to improve students’ academic success and personal achievement through pairing incoming students with senior student mentors. Mentors are trained to provide support in many aspects of the transition process to university, such as 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 about, please visit the KAMP page
- King’s Campus Ministries
King's Campus Ministry team offers a safe and welcoming environment for students, staff and faulty to participate in pastoral counselling. For more information on our team, and services provided, please see Campus Ministry's Spiritual Direction page.
- King’s Library Resources on Wellness
The Cardinal Carter Library offers a variety if resources about mental health and wellness. Visit Wellness: Start here for more information.
5 in 5 of us have mental health. Jack.org strives to share this simple message with the King's community in hopes of engaging student's, 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 & Stacey Salagubang Secretary.
- EAP – Family Services of London
King's Human Resources page provides various resources for its employees. Find out more on the Human Resources page.
- Western- Health Services
If you suffer from mental health concern, know someone who does, or would like to have some more information on the topic, visit Western University's Mental Wellbeing page. Here you can access resources that help you discover next steps for helping yourself or someone else.
- Laura Evans Psycho-Educational Lecture Series
The Laura Evans Psycho-Educational Lecture Series is supported by a gift from Marilyn and Rick Evans and family in honour of their daughter and sister, Laura, a third-year psychology student at Brock University who at age 19 died of suicide. The lecture series offers free presentations to the entire Western community to set students up with skills to succeed. Lectures include: Healthy Relationships, Mindfulness Meditation, Managing Stress and Anxiety, Public Speaking, Distress Tolerance, Assertiveness, Body Satisfaction, Emotional Regulation, and Perfectionism. For students who attend any of these lectures, successful completion of each lecture will be added to your co-curricular record. To attend lectures in this series, check out the Laura Evans Psycho-Educations Lecture Series page.
- Reflection Room
The Reflection Room, located 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. To see a list of upcoming yoga or meditation sessions, check out King's events calendar.
- 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 are able to work out with a variety of machines and free weights.