Ask yourself the following questions:
- Should I reach out for help, or am I experiencing normal stress?
- Have I been feeling this way for a prolonged period of time?
- Is how I am feeling affecting my everyday life in a negative way?
- Am I dealing with my issues in unhealthy ways?
If you answered yes to these questions or are unsure, you should consider talking to someone.
It is understandable if you are afraid to talk about these issues. Just remember that
your mental health and wellness is an important part of your overall well-being.
Mental health issues are treatable health conditions. When you talk with others about
how you feel, you may be taking a crucial first step towards a better life.
Levels of Care
There are many levels of care that you can engage in while you are a student at Brescia.
As an affiliate student, you have full access to resources at Brescia and at Western.
Some of these resources listed below are located at Western. Each level of care requires
different levels of engagement, time and energy; however, all of the resources promote
and enhance self-care/overall well-being. The level of intensity does not equate to
Self-Directed Programs and Tools
Taking steps to work on your wellness will assist with confidence, resilience building
and self-care skills to achieve what is important to you.
Try these interactive online tools now:
- Mindcheck – Self-assessments for mood and anxiety, stress, alcohol and other drugs, body image
and eating disorders as well as reality check for psychosis
- Mood GYM Training Program – Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression
- WalkAlong – Mental Health Assessment
Self help exercises
- AnxietyBC – Learn about anxiety in an interactive way
- E Couch – Self-help interactive modules for depression, anxiety and worry, social anxiety,
relationship breakdown, loss and grief
Learn skills on how to cope with stress better, new strategies and tips and build
A number of wellness topics will be presented each semester throughout the academic
school year at Brescia and Western. Each presentation will be 1.5-2 hours in length
and are co-curricular record approved.
Psychoeducational Group Programs
Learn how to better manage emotions, relationships, build resilience and emotional
intelligence. You will also have a chance to meet other students who may be experiencing
similar things as you!
Western Health & Wellness offers a number of psychoeducational groups that you can register for at the beginning of each semester.
Some groups that run, include:
- Social Anxiety
- TALK: Talk about Life in Canada
- Mindful Parent Groups
- Body Sensation Awareness Movement
- Distress Tolerance, etc.
Some of the groups require an internal referral, so if you are unsure, call and ask
Case Management Services
Case management focuses on coordinating multiple campus and community services to
support students with complex needs. Brescia has a Student Wellness Educator located
in the Student Life Centre, St. James Building who assists students in identifying
appropriate supports and connecting/referring students to appropriate internal and
external services when students have a lot going on. The Student Wellness Educator
also assists students who go to hospital for significant mental health issues and
the return to campus process.
Not sure where to turn?
To book an appointment contact: 519-432-8353 ext. 20670