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Wellness Services and Resources

We're here to support you.

Counselling Services are a part of Student Services, and are designed to provide support to students during their time at St. Lawrence College. Meeting with a friendly and professional counsellor with whatever may be challenging or troubling, can make a difference. Our counsellors provide a wide range of strategies and supports to assist you in doing your best during your time at St. Lawrence College.

Counselling

Who should seek counselling?

Any student of St. Lawrence College is welcome to seek service. We understand that being in college can be an exciting time, but that it can also be accompanied with stressful times.

Some common areas of concern addressed in counselling are:

  • transition to college life,
  • adjustment to disability or health related concerns,
  • anxiety or mood issues,
  • stress management,
  • conflict with family and friends,
  • grief/loss,
  • relationship problems,
  • self-esteem,
  • sexuality,
  • substance use,
  • and much more.

Are you or a friend experiencing a crisis right now?

If it is a life-threatening emergency contact 911 immediately.

For crisis or after-hours support please contact any of the following resources:

  • Ontario’s Post-secondary Student Helpline Good2Talk
    1.866.925.5454 or https://good2talk.ca
    Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous service that offers professional counselling, mental health information, and connections to local resources. 
  • BounceBack Ontario 
    1.866.345.0224 or https://bouncebackontario.ca/
    If you're experiencing low mood, depression, and anxiety, BounceBack can help. Through BounceBack, adults and youth 15+ learn skills to help manage worry and anxiety, combat unhelpful thinking, and become more active and assertive. 

Kingston Brockville Cornwall
Addictions and Mental Health Services
613.544.4229
24-hour crisis line and mobile emergency response
Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Mental Health Crisis Response
Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Mental Health Crisis Response

Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK) 
613.544.1771
Confidential crisis line
7:00pm to 3:00am

Mental Health Crisis Line
24 Hour Crisis Line
Cornwall Community Mental Health
850 McConnell Avenue
613.361.6363 (Open until 4pm)
  • Go to the Walk-in Crisis Support Centre at 552 Princess St. Kingston. M-F 8:30AM-4:00PM. 1.866.616.6005
  • Contact the Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Services 24 Hour Hotline 613.544.4229
  • Go to the Emergency Room at your local hospital
  • Call the Crisis Support Centre at Cornwall Community Hospital 
    1.844.361.6363 or stop by in person at 850 McConnell Ave. M - Th 8AM - 5:30PM, Fri 8AM - 4PM
  • Contact the Mental Health Crisis Line - 1.866.996.0991
  • Go to the Emergency Room at your local hospital

Mental Well-Being Resources

Move from surviving to thriving in your post-secondary experience. This resource developed by Workplace Strategies for Mental Health can help build resilience and minimize negative impacts from stressful situations.

Learn how to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues on campus.

Click here to learn more.

Sudden or shocking deaths due to an accident or suicide can be traumatic and very difficult to make sense of. These sudden events can challenge our belief that life is predictable, that we are in control of our lives, and that we are safe.

What is Grief?

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss, any loss. It can affect you emotionally, spiritually, behaviourally, physically and cognitively. Each person grieves in their own way. Every loss has a unique meaning to individuals.

Common responses:

  • Shock – disbelief/denial
  • Need to be alone/need not to be alone
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sadness – depression
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Anger
  • Guilt and remorse – if only...
  • Emptiness
  • Why? Why? Why?

Suggestions to optimize coping:

  • Take care of yourself!
  • Share your feelings with family and friends you trust
  • Know it’s okay to ask tough questions
  • Be honest with your feelings
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Eat and sleep well
  • Take time to relax
  • Exercise
  • Engage in social activities

Suggestions of things to avoid when coping with grief:

  • Resorting to alcohol of drugs
  • Engaging in risky behaviours
  • Isolating yourself – remember you are not alone

SLC Staff Support

Call the Employee Assistance Program at 1.800.387.4765

See an overdose?

Call 991

Even if you’ve taken drugs or have some on you, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act can protect you.

This law is supported by the Ontario Provincial Police opp.ca/overdose

The law does provide protection against charges for: 

  • Possessing drugs for your own use
  • Violating conditions of your parole, bail, probation or conditional sentence for a simple drug possession charge

The law does not provide protection against charges for: 

  • Trafficking of illegal drugs
  • Offences other than drug possession
  • Any outstanding arrest warrants
  • Violating conditions of your parole, bail, probation or conditional sentence for an offence that is not simple possession

Know more about drugs. What are the risks? 

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Contact Us

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Room 01230
Phone: 613.544.5400, ext. 5504
Fax: (613) 548.7793
wellness@sl.on.ca

Room 100
Phone: 613.345.0660, ext. 3154 or ext. 3111
Fax: (613) 345.7871
wellness@sl.on.ca

Room M1461
Phone: 613.933.6080, ext. 2709
wellness@sl.on.ca