Mental Health

Mental Health

Student mental health is essential to their academic success as well as their ability to participate meaningfully throughout all aspects of their lives.

Managing your mental health during COVID-19

Since March, some students may be developing feelings of fear, stress, worry and isolation—these feelings are natural when facing situations that are beyond our control. Everyone reacts differently to these feelings, which can be overwhelming for some.

It’s important to understand that if you need help in coping with these feelings, our counsellors are here for you.

Crisis support

Should you require assistance for an emergency situation outside of the regular operating hours, please call Bishop’s Security Department at 819-822-9711 or from a phone on campus ext. 2711. You can also call Info-Santé by dialing 811 or Urgence Détresse at 819-780-2222.

You can also contact Empower Me Mental Health and Wellness Support for 24 hour/7 day per week confidential counselling support at 1-833-628-5589.

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In order to access our services, you need to contact in order to open or update your file.

After you have created your file, you can book an appointment on our online portal:

BU Counselling Portal

Virtual Services

We will be offering both walk-in and regular counseling services online. If you have a file, you can schedule these services via the portal.

If not, please contact or call 819-822-9695 in order to open your file.

In-Person Services

Keeping our community healthy and safe are a priority. If you would like to schedule and in-person counselling appointment, please contact or call 819-822-9695.

For in person appointment, please do not show up until 5 minutes before your appointment.

Support Groups

COVID-19 Support Group in English and in French – see more information in Events section.

The Eating Disorder Support Group (formerly Allegria) – see more information in Events section.

Sexual Assault Support & Healing Support Group – see more information in Events section.

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