Mental Health Support Services

Mental Health Support Services University of Guelph

There are a variety of supports available on campus that reflect the range of challenges you may face. No matter what you're struggling with, we want all students to realize their potential and have the best university experience possible. Reach out to one of our many campus resources, explore online mental health website, or connect with a helpline.
 

Navigators are your first point of contact if you’re seeking mental health support for the first time through Student Wellness Services. In a 30-minute appointment, a navigator will discuss concerns and identify appropriate services and supports to assist you going forward. Appointments with a navigator are available Monday through Friday. 
Call 519-824-4120 x52131 to book an appointment.
Keep.meSAFE is a mental wellness student support program available to all U of G International Students whether they are still studying in Guelph/Ontario or back in their homes internationally. It is free and confidential for international students with availability day or night. This service provides access to counsellors that speak their language and understand their culture via phone or chat.
To Access: Download the keep.meSAFE app My SSP through the apple app store or Google playstore or through their website. Select University of Guelph- International Student and complete your personal profile, as well as selecting your language.
 
Counselling Services offers individual counselling sessions to help support students through personal challenges. Call 519-824-4120 x 53244 to book an appointment.

Counselling Services offers several therapy groups that offer professional and peer support over several weeks. Groups include: Anxiety; Depression; Building Healthy Relationships; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); Building Social Confidence; Eating Recovery; Grief and Loss; Men’s Group; Self-Compassion. Students contact Student Wellness Services (x 52131) to meet with a Student Wellness Navigator for 20 min to discuss options and schedules. Click here to view more information on Group Therapy. 

Student Accessibility Services runs support groups for students to connect with others who experience a similar disability. Connect with your SAS Advisor to join these groups.

USHINE: The Student Support Network is a drop-in peer support group consisting of extensively-trained student volunteers who provide confidential, non-judgemental listening and support to other students.
 
A confidential online peer support group for grad students across all faculties. GSSC offers a supportive group environment where grad students can talk about their unique experiences, hear others’ perspectives, and discuss life in general.
Email grad.circle@uoguelph.ca to express interest in registering.
 
Connect to other students with similar backgrounds and access culturally specific supports and advising. Click here for more information. 
 
You're not alone. The Sexual Violence Support and Education Coordinator offers a safe environment to learn more about accommodations, support, reporting, safety planning, and policies and procedures related to sexual violence. For more information on the Sexual Violence Support Centre click here

Email svinfo@uoguelph.ca or call 519-824-4120 x53020.
 
Connect with a helpline through phone or text or find support in your community. Explore mental health websites and apps to find self-help resources that work for you. Click here for a list of mental health helplines and websites. 
 
We recognize that as students it’s difficult to know the many resources available to you. We have created informative document that is designed to provide you with a listing of wellbeing and mental health resources offered through Student Wellness Services; We hope you find it helpful. View Guide Here.