To help UWindsor students cope with the additional pressures of final exams, the Student Counselling Centre is extending additional supports, says its director, clinical psychologist Mohsan Beg.
“We are extending our hours during the exam period to help students who may be struggling to cope with the normal stress and anxiety of exams,” says Dr. Beg.
The centre has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to offer free and confidential drop-in counselling from 5 to 9 p.m. weeknights and 2 to 6 p.m. on weekends through April 19. Therapists will be available for students to drop in to the Student Counselling Centre, room 293 of the CAW Student Centre.
In addition, one of the centre’s mental health professionals will conduct 20-minute “Hypnosis and Mindfulness for Exams” drop-in sessions to help students develop a positive mindset before sitting for their final exams. The sessions will be held weekdays at 10:15 a.m. in the student centre’s second-floor boardroom through April 19 (excepting Monday, April 16).
Beg also suggests the Peer Support Centre as a resource for those who prefer talking to a fellow student. The centre, located in room 291 of the CAW Student Centre, is staffed by volunteers trained to counsel students on difficulties they may be experiencing. It is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“Seeking help when you need it is a sign of strength,” Beg says. “You’re not alone; we’re here to help.”
For more information, phone the Student Counselling Centre at 519-253-3000, ext. 4616.