Wellness Resources

Health & Wellness Resources at Western University

We have a campus population of over 35,000 students, and the prevalence of mental health issues is likely higher than we know. Wellness in mind, body, and spirit is essential to academic success. The most important things you can do to maintain good mental health are to pay attention to sleep, exercise and nutrition. Supportive and caring relationships can be a great help, and so it is important to make it a priority to make and nurture these relationships.

If you suffer from depression or have have mental health concerns, you are not alone. Western offers free counselling services and several on campus mental health resources for students (including information for international students).

Mental Health & Wellness Resource Guide

The Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide is filled with many different mental health resources for undergraduate and graduate students at Main Campus and the Affiliated University Colleges; it provides contact information for resources related to students' academics, health, and well-being. More specifically, the guide includes on- and off-campus resources, online resources, counselling resources, 24-hour crisis services, and services for students living in residence. Visit the Health and Wellness page for more details. 

Health & Wellness Services

Health & Wellness offers an appointment-based medical clinic for all registered part-time and full-time students at Western and affiliated colleges. 

Thames Hall, room 2170

Book Appointments:


Health & Wellness Services

Mental Health Support

Health & Wellness provides professional and confidential services, free of charge, to students needing assistance to meet their personal, social and academic goals. Services include consultation, referral, groups and workshops, as well as brief, change-oriented psychotherapy.

Book a counselling appointment via phone: 



Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

International Student Wellness

The challenges of academic life at university can be stressful for every student, but international students can experience additional unique stressors. International students have to adapt not only to the academic demands of university but also have to learn about Canadian culture, such as differences in:

  • Education systems and procedures
  • Food and climate
  • Language and colloquial terminology
  • Establishing friendships and more

Experiencing the challenges of university life and cultural transitions can put a lot of pressure on one’s mental well-being, especially being a long way from family and friends back home and not having their immediate support.

The International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC) offers a full range of programs and services to support international students during their stay at Western.  Individual assistance (advising and counselling) is available for international students through the IESC. 

International Students and Wellness

2nd Floor, International & Graduate Affairs Building
London, Ontario, Canada, N3A 3K7
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 89309

Other Resources:

International Peer Connection Program

IESC's Global Cafe

International Student Advising Services

After Hours Support

Campus Community Police Service

Emergency: Call 911
Non-emergency or inquiries: (519) 661-3300

Reach Out 24/7

(519) 433-2023
24-hour phone crisis assistance


(519) 642-3000 (24/7 crisis line)
Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start.

Good2Talk - Post Secondary Student Helpline

Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365.

Student Wellness Counselling

Meet Sara Hanna, Western Engineering's Student Wellness Counsellor.

Sara, B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W., is a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW. She has experience providing counselling services to young adults in an education setting, as well as in private practice. Sara is well versed in the wide spectrum of pressures and academic demands that post-secondary students face. Sara’s therapeutic approach is highly relational and strength-based, as she believes that connection is integral for healing. Yet, she also draws on CBT, Self-Compassion, solution-focused therapy, and internal family systems therapies, among others. Due to her interdisciplinary nature, she further integrates science by offering psychoeducation on the role of the brain and the impact of balanced thinking.

Book an appointment