UWindsor students have constant access to counselling services with the launch of the My Student Support Program (MySSP), offered in partnership between the University of Windsor and the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance (UWSA).
Funding for a two-year term makes UWindsor the first post-secondary institution in Ontario to offer this program to its entire student population. The program, which offers calling and a live text-chat function with licensed counsellors, had previously been available only to international students.
The new commitment will allow all students on campus, including international students, those away on exchange, and alumni entering the workforce, free access to these services.
Through a downloadable app called MySSP, students can call or live chat via text for confidential counselling services round the clock in up to 140 different languages and dialects, also available by phone through a 1-800 number and through the website. The app is downloadable in simplified Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Spanish, English, and French, with Hindi to be added in the next quarter.
“Access to services like these is in direct alignment with UWindsor’s Student Mental Health Strategy and a priority of the University of Windsor in response to the growing need for mental health supports across all campuses,” says Mohsan Beg, executive director of Student Health, Counselling, & Wellness Services.
For more information on My Student Support Program, visit uwindsor.ca/MySSP.