Student Wellness Counselling Services Frequently Asked Questions
U of G Student Wellness Counselling Services - Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about Student Wellness Counselling Services? See our FAQs below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Services are in person, virtual or by phone. However, if guidelines change, services will continue to be offered virtually or by phone.
- Same day drop-in counselling is also offered in-person, virtually or by phone.
- For registered students, workshops, therapy groups and stress management programs have no fee at time of service
- Yes, you are eligible for Counselling Services while on a Co-op work term. Students are often encouraged to seek service off campus during their work term to access more frequent sessions and to access service geographically closer to work placement. To access services off campus consider benefits through your Student insurance plan and/or Employee Assistance Programs and benefits through family. Your Student benefits covers online video counselling offered through Feeling Better Now.
- Counselling appointments are usually about 50 minutes, but your counsellor will determine this with you. Drop-in appointments are approximately 30 minutes designed for immediate assistance.
What if I wish a counsellor with lived experience or identity such as BIPOC, LGBTQ2IA+, or other diverse identities.
- Consult our counsellors’ profiles page and ask state your preference when booking an appointment. The majority of the counsellors are white and we are working to increase diversity on our staff.
- Counselling Drop-in for Racialized Students – Thursdays 1-3:30pm Fall / Winter Semesters and 2-3:30pm spring/summer semester
- Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Microintervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders
- Why Microaggressions Aren’t So Micro (Ted Talk)
- What Microaggressions are and how to prevent them
- How to Cope with Racial Trauma
University of Guelph International and ELP (English Language Program) students may now access the keep.meSAFE Mental Wellness Student Support Program