University can be a stressful time for students. Balancing academics and finding time for leisure activities can manage stress and create a more enjoyable university experience. Take this opportunity to develop some effective stress coping strategies, whether it is working out at the Recreation Centre, walking on one of London’s many nature trails or joining a student club.
Huron’s wellness services– counselling and wellness activities are available.
The university offers counselling services. Students can access counselling services through the Student Development Centre: or through Student Health Services in UCC Rm. 11 (or call 519-661-3771).
Good2talk from the creators of Kids Help Phone has the same idea as Kids Help Phone but is specifically geared to post-secondary students. Trained counsellors answer calls 24/7. This is a toll-free number: 1-866-925-5454.
Another new tool designed for post-secondary students is the Healthy Mind app. It is another tool to help cope with stress on and off campus.
Living Well @ Western is a new program that promotes student (staff and faculty) health and wellness. They may advertise different wellness activities each week from yoga to meditation.
The Western Recreation Centre is a good place to work off stress. Drop in or sign up for intramurals, clubs or a class. Registration usually opens and closes very quickly upon start of the term.