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Wellness Resources

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While we offer counselling services and group support to students during their time at St Lawrence College, we also connect our whole SLC community with tools and resources that can support their wellbeing.

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Stressed out? Looking to address bad habits? Need help with time management? Going through a bad breakup?

Learn more about how TAO can help you.

It’s common to feel low, stressed out, worried, depressed, irritable, angry, or nothing at all. With the right tools and practice, you can reclaim your mental health. You have the power to make beneficial changes, and BounceBack® is here to help.

BounceBack® gives you access to materials and resources that can be customized to fit your needs. You will have access to workbooks, activities, videos, and a trained coach who can provide up to six telephone sessions.

https://bouncebackontario.ca/adults-19/

keep.meSAFE by guard.me provides SLC International students with real-time and appointment-based confidential support, anytime of the day or night from anywhere in the world!

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Get matched with a counsellor that speaks your language, is from your culture, or has a shared experience for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to you. Real-time support is available via telephone and chat. Appointment-based support is available over the phone, via video and in-person. 

Through our free My SSP app, access a wide variety of multilingual self-help resources, including articles, videos and assessment tools.  Download this app from your Google Play or app store today: http://onelink.to/qjvu87

Support where and when you need it the most

Connect with a counsellor who:

  • is available to talk 24/7
  • keeps your information confidential
  • understand your culture
  • speaks your language

Get advice on: 

  • being successful at school
  • adapting to new cultures
  • managing finances
  • stress, sadness, loneliness and lots more 

There are a number of ways to learn more and connect.

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

Click here to learn more.

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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Building on this foundation, the College values respect for all individuals, civility, diversity, dignity, equality, and freedom, and is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, social, recreational and working environment. We are also committed to maintaining a campus free of discrimination and harassment, and strive to foster an atmosphere of healthy attitudes and behaviours towards sexuality, sex and gender roles. 

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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

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