Resources for Students in Distress
Special Constables are sworn in by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and have similar powers and authorities as municipal officers. However, authority for the University Special Constables is limited to the areas within the boundaries of the University of Guelph.
+1-519-824-4120 Ext. 52245
For students requiring urgent support, this walk-in service is offered each afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30pm and is designed to provide information, advice and referrals to students dealing with time-sensitive or crisis situations. Sessions last from twenty minutes to half an hour.
+1-519-824-4120 Ext. 53244
Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365.
For police assistance in the City of Guelph.
24-hour crisis support. Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is a feminist community-based organization providing services to women and their children on woman abuse and sexual violence. Services are inclusive and equitable for all individuals accessing programs while being responsive to issues of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and/or abilities.
Here 24/7 helps members of the local community (Guelph, Waterloo, Wellington, and Dufferin) with accessing services relating to addictions, mental health and crisis support.
The LGBT Youth Line is a toll-free Ontario-wide peer-support phone line for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people. Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.
Offered by the Guelph General Hospital, this program includes crisis services to people who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence. May include physical examination, treatment of injuries, medications to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, information on pregnancy, choice of completing the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit * emotional support * crisis counselling * safety planning * follow-up care. Individuals are seen in a private room by specially trained sexual assault / domestic violence nurses to ensure confidential and sensitive treatment. Police are not called unless the patient indicates this choice.
+1-519-837-6440 Business hours: x2728 or after hours: x2210.