student counsellors are standing byThe Wellness Outreach Office has a list of resources to support students struggling or in distress.

Resources available to support struggling students

Everyone plays an important role in supporting student mental health and wellness, and faculty or staff members are often the first to notice a student might be struggling or in distress.

In an effort to support faculty and staff, the Wellness Outreach Office has created a webpage listing resources which can be used any time through the semester as a reminder for students what supports are available.

Resources include:

  • an infographic on how to have a supportive conversation about any concerns,
  • Blackboard posts and PowerPoint slides containing wellness resources,
  • posters to highlight available supports, and
  • links for further reading.

In addition to the resources, the Student Counselling Centre remains open for virtual appointments, continues to host regular Wellness Groups, and has recently introduced drop-in support groups for UWindsor students.

Currently there are two virtual drop-in support groups offered every week: the COVID Cares Conversations on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and an LGBTQ+ Drop-In Group every Tuesday and Thursday. At this time, these drop-in sessions are being under-utilized, so if you are aware of any students who are struggling, please encourage them to seek help. These group drop-in sessions may be an easy way for students to gain access to support.

More details about the Student Counselling Centre and its services can be found on the centre’s website.