All the tools and support you need
We have curated a set of tools and resources that provide advice, inspiration and direction. You can feel free to start anywhere. Explore what you think will be most helpful for you and see how it works for you.
You can also track and measure your progress along the way. The goal is to identify what tools, resources or supports (whether on this portal or otherwise) have the most impact on your well-being.
Black and Racialized Student SupportConnect with counsellors from racialized communities, offering a safe space to share about lived experiences.
Empower Me (Graduate Students)Talk with professionals in a variety of fields about mental and physical health, career counselling, and more.
Gender Based Sexual Violence SupportsConnect for support if you have experienced gender-based and sexual violence.
Health and Wellness Services - EmployeesConnect with supportive and proactive services and programs to help you be your physical and mental best.
Health and Wellness Services - StudentsConnect with Health & Wellness, the appointment-based medical clinic, for all your healthcare support.
Mental Health SupportsConnect with professional and confidential services, to help meet personal, social and academic goals.
Purple Care (Undergraduate Students)Learn more about USC extended Health and Dental plans.
Residence Mental Health and CounsellingTalk with residence counselling for support for anxiety, depression, academic stress, grief and relationships.
TransCare SupportsMental Health Support has several counsellors with expertise in the provision of services to 2SLGBTQIA+ students.
Wellness Programs, Training, Sessions and Events for StudentsConnect for programs, training sessions and events to thrive during and after your university experience.
Western Mental Health Services Individual CounsellingTalk to a professional providing short-term counselling.
Western Mental Health Services Support GroupsTalk with professionally-led support groups.
Anova provides safe spaces and shelter, support, counselling and resources for women experiencing abuse and their children.
Anxiety CanadaLearn from this free on-line, self-help, and evidence-based resource for anxiety.
CCIPractice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with this self-help resource.
CMHA: Crisis Response Line 24/hoursConnect with highly trained volunteers providing emotional support for families, loved ones and caregivers.
Good2TalkTalk to a crisis support counsellor 24/7.
Here to Help BCLearn strategies to help you take care of your mental health and use substances in healthier ways.
Male Survivors of Sexual AssaultConnect for multilingual support services for male survivors of sexual abuse, both recent and historical.
Meditation OasisPractice free guided meditations.
MindShift AppPractice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies for anxiety relief.
Psychology TodayConnect with a therapist in your community.
Psychology Tools LtdLearn with this free guide on how to live with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty.
PsyVitalitïTalk with professionals in an online video call to receive counselling.
Reach OutTalk to a crisis support counsellor 24/7.
Self-CompassionLearn self-compassion information, research and practical techniques.
TogetherAllTalk on Togetherall, a safe online community where students support each other's mental well-being anonymously.
Academic Success Program for AthletesSupports student athletes with their transition to university learning and competing at the varsity level.
Accommodation Assessment & PlanningBook a 1:1 with our team to discuss your academic accommodations.
Assistive Technology Assessment & Training
Book a 1:1 appointment with an Educational Assistive Technologist to discuss the tools available to support your learning.
Career Appointments30-minute appointments with a Career Coach, offered in-person, by Zoom, or over the phone.
Career FairsMeet with 80+ employers at the fall or winter on-campus Career Fair.
Community Engaged Learning CoursesContribute to the mission of a local non-profit and gain experience as part of your coursework.
Employer Information SessionsIn-person and virtual events for students to meet with employers that hire Western students.
Graduate & Professional School Fair
Meet face to face with recruiters from a wide range of graduate and professional school programs from Canada and abroad.
Graduate Student LifeGrade Life 101 is a resource for all new graduate students to get oriented with services and supports at Western.
Graduate Student Life ResourcesResources and services to help graduate students to learn, grow, and thrive.
Learn to Lead
Gain knowledge to become an effective leader. Develop skills for success beyond graduation, better self-awareness, and access professional development opportunities.
Learn2ThriveLearn strategies and tools to help you thrive academically and personally. Grad and undergrad streams are available.
Learning AppointmentsBook a 1:1 appointment with our team to discuss learning strategies and improve academic performance.
Mentorship ProgramsWestern offers many mentorship programs for students. Explore the best program for you!
Relax, recharge, refocus with weekly drop-in mindfulness practices live on Zoom. We begin with a few minutes of quiet reflection, followed by a 10-15 minute guided practice.
Mindfulness for Academic SuccessA 6-week group to help you manage academic stress and improve your academic focus.
Online Writing AssistanceSubmit your written work online and our team will provide feedback on how to improve your work.
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL Centre)
Develop effective learning strategies and get free, one-to-one, course-specific help offered by trained upper-year students who have succeeded in the same courses.
Society of Off-Campus Students
Off-campus students make up more than 1/5 of our incoming first year class. Join the Society of Off-Campus Students to build community, get involved and be part of the OC family!
Student Writing Advisor ProgramLearn to mentor your peers through any stage of the writing process.
Virtual Career ResourcesVirtual resources, videos, and interactive modules to help you with your career preparation.
Western Peer Leaders
Volunteer or work within the Student Experience division and contribute to the Western community while gaining transferable skills and growing your university network.
The Western Scholars program recognizes high-achieving students. Join this honors society to enhance your university experience.
Western Serves NetworkVolunteer opportunities in the local community between September-April.
Western's Employment Resource CentrePeer drop-in support for help with resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and LinkedIn profiles.
Work Integrated Learning (Internship, Co-op, Practicum)Explore opportunities to gain work experience as part of your degree program.
Writing AppointmentsBook a 1:1 appointment with our team for support with your academic and professional writing.
Writing Support @ Weldon
Drop in daily at Weldon Library with your academic or professional writing for expert advice from our writing advisors.
Drop-in SportsExplore opportunies for drop-in team sports including badminton, basketball, futsal and volleyball.
Drop-in SquashFree, one-hour squash court reservations are available during regular building hours.
Fan and Community EngagementExplore opportunities to engage with the campus community by attending on-campus Mustang sports events for free.
Fit Lane SwimDrop-in lanes are self-directed, but with qualified lifeguard supervision. Lanes available for all skill levels.
Fitness CentreComplete self-directed workouts.
Supporting students of all abilities, including those who are new to group exercise and those who are looking for high-intensity group activity.
Join a fun, equitable, and safe playing environment, while meeting new people, staying active and enjoying some friendly competition.
Mustangs Athelete Students Council & Mustangs CareConnect, develop and learn about supports for the Mustangs community including programming, resources, and more.
Orientation to Campus Recreation
Promotional video of our facilities, a self-guided walking tour of WSRC, facility hours, and a summary of our programs and services.
Work with a personal trainer towards your individual goals, whether that is strength, endurance, or overall general fitness goals.
Recreational Sport Clubs
Student-led sport- or activity-based groups focused on participation and engaging in active wellbeing, open to enrolled students on campus.
Varsity Team Tryouts
Connect directly with our Mustangs coaches to find out more information about opportunities with our varsity teams or clubs.
Western Campus RecreationPractice being active with a variety of programs/services offered within Western Student Recreation Centre.
Women's Only Programming
Safe and inclusive programming/space for female-identifying members. Currently includes dedicated studio time and women's only intramurals.
HousingLearn more about your residence supports and services.
Off-Campus Housing ServicesConnect with services that provide students with a variety of off-campus housing options and free mediation support.
Platt’s Lane EstatesConveniently located, affordable accommodations to Western's upper-year, graduate, and students with families.
University ApartmentsClean, convenient and affordable housing for upper-year and graduate students.
Chaplin's Office at Western University; Faith Communities in London and Places of Worship
Connect with Chaplains, who address spiritual, religious, faith & ethical needs of students at university. For those from religious traditions not represented by Western chaplains, we can provide referrals to spiritual leaders and resources within their own tradition.
Food Bank Program for Non-TAs (on campus)Connect with the program aiming to reduce the financial burden of student's access to nutritious food options.
Food Support Services (on campus)Connect with food support services on campus for assistance.
IESC (International and Exchange Student Centre)Connect for support for a range of issues, including immigration matters, peer support, referrals, and more.
IESC - Spousal GroupConnect with other international students and their spouses or partners to build community & share resources.
Community Food BanksConnect with food bank support that provides emergency food items to individuals and families in need.
Community Services in LondonConnect with a wide range of services provided to the London community daily.
Cross-Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC)Connect with a welcoming community where newcomers are assisted in settling and offered translation services.
Ethnocultural Groups in LondonConnect with organizations that facilitate cultural unity and development, through a variety of programs.
IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)Learn about protection offered to refugees, programming offered to newcomers in Canada, & citizenship grants.
London Middlesex Local Immigration PartnershipLearn about services and information for newcomers to Canada to help integrate into the community.
LUSO Community ServicesConnect with the resource centre dedicated to promoting inclusiveness, well-being & prosperity of community.
North London Resource CentreConnect with opportunities to engage with others to achieve personal potential and healthy quality of life.
Service CanadaLearn about applying for a SIN (Social Insurance Number) in order to work in Canada.
Service OntarioLearn more about applying for an OHIP health card, driver's license, and Ontario ID.
South London Neighbourhood Resource CentreConnect with programs designed to help community development & provide new opportunities come together.
US Consulate General TorontoLearn more about the different US visas (travel, study, work) classifications and the process of applying.
WILL ImmployLearn about employment support for international students, newcomers, and their spouses.
Student Support & ResourcesConnect for support accessing services and resources both on and off campus.
All Health Services @ Oneida Health ServicesConnect with mental health services, group & individual counselling, case management, support groups, & more.
Atlohsa Family Healing ServicesConnect with services providing shelter to Indigenous women and their children, support groups, and more.
Biigajiiskaan: Indigenous Pathways to Mental Wellness Program- Parkwood Institute- Mental Health Care Building - St Joseph’s Health Care LondonConnect with Indigenous-led mobile outreach working in-hospital and in-community to provide health services.
Chippewa of the Thames Health CenterConnect for services including health education, immunization, counselling, community care, and more.
Deshkan Ziibiing Chippewas of the Thames First NationConnect for free legal support for certain problems provided to people living on a low income.
Elgin-Oxford Legal ClinicConnect with a community legal clinic providing people living on a low income, free legal service supports.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness HelplineConnect with experienced and culturally competent counsellors available 24/7 with multiple language supports.
First Nations Counselling PortalConnect with trauma-responsive counselling for mental health crisis and residential school health supports.
First Nations Housing Co-operative IncConnect with supporting low-income First Nations households living in urban areas to obtain suitable housing.
John Howard Society of London and District- Indigenous Service ProgramConnect with culturally relevant probation and parole services for Indigenous adults and youth.
Life-Long LearningConnect for programming for pre-school children living in the Oneida community to achieve school-readiness.
Mental Health Crisis Response1-866-933-2323
Mnaasged Child and Family ServicesConnect for community prevention outreach, counselling, advocacy, parenting programs, foster care, and more.
Munsee-Delaware NationConnect for community-led programs aimed to improve social supports & conditions that affect long term health.
Native Inter-Tribal Housing Co-operativeConnect with affordable housing services for Indigenous Peoples.
N’Amerind (London) Friendship CenterConnect with culturally relevant supports for physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Nimkee NupiGawagan Healing Center Solvent & substance use treatment centre for First Nations/Indigenous YouthConnect with support for Indigenous youth & families to strengthen physical, emotional, and mental wellness.
Nokee KweConnect for support to help find employment, improve literacy skills for the workforce, and build self-esteem.
Oneida Community CenterConnect to engage with cultural based and recreational activities in a safe environment.
Oneida Language and Cultural CenterConnect with language practitioners producing speakers who are equipped to use Oneida in their everyday lives.
Oneida Nation of the Thames Health CenterConnect for programs supporting health promotion, illness & injury prevention, and health maintenance.
Oneida Nation Ontario Works Office & Resource and Training CentreConnect for support in applying to the Ontario Works program.
Oneida Public WorksConnect with essential services supporting community infrastructure.
Ontario Aboriginal Housing ServicesConnect with support services for home repair, housing assistance, housing investment, and more.
Onyota’a:ka family Healing LodgeConnect for emergency shelter for up to six weeks and receive support while sheltered.
SOAHAC Chippewa of the ThamesConnect with wellness supports providing traditional healing, mental health, addiction, and clinical services.
SOAHAC Counsellors LondonConnect for innovative, Indigenous-informed healthcare through a combination of health and social services.
Victim Services StrathroyConnect for referrals, to help apply for government funding, advocacy and safety planning for victims.