Mental Health

Mental Health

Bishop’s University maintains a commitment to promote positive student mental health and well-being and understand that this is essential to their academic success as well as their ability to participate meaningfully throughout all aspects of their lives.

Mental health and well-being is a shared responsibility and an important part of campus life. Rather than highlight the importance of mental health for one day or week, we focus on offering robust programming every week of the year.

Counselling

Counselling and Mental Health Services are provided to all current Bishop’s University students. Services include: Individual counselling, drop-in consultations, referrals, groups and workshops. Counselling professionals use a brief, solution focused approach with students. Bishop’s University mental health and counselling services are inclusive and anti-oppressive in all services and programs. Students are welcome to express their preference to meet with counsellors of a particular identity (e.g. male, female, Black-identifying, LGBTQ2S+-identifying, etc.). Please alert reception to your preference at the time of booking. We will do our best to support these requests.

To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact studentservices@ubishops.ca or 819-822-9695.

You can access the online counselling portal here:

BU Counselling Portal

Counselling will continue to be offered in person and virtually.

Check-in Consultations and Crisis Support

Check-in consultations provide same day, rapid access to a trained mental health professional in order to make a plan for next steps. Drop-in consultations focus on supporting students “in the moment” needs and is not intended to offer therapeutic treatment. Establishing this framework at the beginning of the session will help direct the attention on specific solutions in the here-and-now. Crisis interventions are also offered through these sessions.

Check-in schedules will be updated weekly on our social media channels.

https://www.facebook.com/BUstudentservices

https://www.instagram.com/bu_student_services/?hl=en

Should you require assistance for an emergency 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.

Empower Me by Student CareVisit http://studentcare.ca/rte/en/IHaveAPlan_BishopsUniversitySRC_EmpowerMe_EmpowerMe for text

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