Postdoctoral Association at Western
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Health & Wellness

Information below on: Helplines  |  Health Services @ Western  |  Wellness Services @ Western  |  Off-campus Community Services


(Live answer 24 hrs/ 7 days, confidential and free)

* Will refer you to the closest service/crisis centre in your area

Health Services @ Western

Postdoctoral Scholars can access a number of health services at Western

Staff/Faculty Family Practice Clinic (FPC)

Call: 519.661.2047
Visit: University Community Centre, Room 25 (lower level)
Postdocs either on their own or with their family are eligible to be seen in the Family Practice clinic. The clinic prefers that postdocs will remain at Western for at least one year to register with this clinic. Please apply and register when you arrive on campus. Access is by appointment only.

Wellness Services @ Western

Western links:

Wellness  |  Mental Health

Student Development Centre (Psychological Services)

Call: 519-661-3031
Visit: Western Student Services Building, Room 4100

Campus Recreation Center/Gym Services

The fee for scholars is a flat rate of $21-$33/month or $194-$295/year.

Rehabilitation Services

Visit: Support Services Building, Room 4159
* Promotes postdocs health and wellness
* Provides support regarding medical absence and accommodation
* Provides assistance with accessing support and resources
* May refer you to Employee Assistance Program for confidential counselling on couple issues, family troubles, parenting, stress, alcohol and drug issues, finances, grief, depression or coping with illness

Equity and Human Rights Services

Call: 519-661-3334 extension 83334
Visit: Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Rooms 330-335
* Western ensures that each individual has genuine access to employment opportunities that are free from artificial barriers, systemic or otherwise
* This office implements the University's policies on harassment, discrimination and employment equity
* They provide confidential assistance, advice, filing complaints and mediation services

Family Support

* Information on community and Western resources available to individuals at various life stages.

International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC)

* Offers a full range of programs and services to support international scholars during their stay at Western.
Call: 519-661-2111 extension 89309
Visit: International and Graduate Affairs Building (former Ivey building, 2nd floor)

Off-Campus Community Services

The Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre

Open 24/7 for walk in crisis assessment and support
Call: 519.434.9191
Visit: 648 Huron St, London, ON
The centre offers immediate crisis assessment, intervention, stabilization and links to community resources for:
* a serious mental health or addiction problem
* a situational crisis
* psychosis
* risk of self-harm or harm to others
* emotional trauma
* agitation and sleeplessness
* severe depression or anxiety
* a situational crisis
* psychosis
* symptoms of substance use withdrawal and needing support
* suicidal thoughts
* crisis resulting from a gaming/internet disorder or problem gambling

Canadian Mental Health Association CMHA Crisis Services

Crisis Response Line: 519.433.2023
General Inquiries: 519.434.9191
* National-wide organization that promotes the mental health of all
* Supports recovery of people experiencing mental illness

Connect for Mental Health

* Connect for Mental Health is a peer support organization in London Ontario run by and for individuals who have been affected by mental illness. Together they provide support, education, and outreach.

211 Ontario

* Directory for programs and services in your area.
* This three-digit phone number and website ( provides information and referral to community and social services in Ontario. Phone service is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and is available in 150 languages.

Addiction Services of Thames Valley

Call: 519.673.3242
Visit: 200 Queens Ave, Suite 260
Consult with professionally-trained counsellors 
* No restrictions related to age or gender

Women's Community House

Helpline: 519.642.3000 or TTY 519.963.0427
Toll free: 1.800.265.1576
Offers services and support to assist women in crisis, transitioning out of crisis
* Aids on re-establishing a healthy life

Updated 15 May 2016