Counselling and Accessibility Services
Our Team in Counselling and Accessibility Services is available to respond to the needs of all students. Our central location is in room F2010 of the London Campus but we also have people available to help at each of our regional campuses.
Counsellors provide a confidential atmosphere where you can explore any topic or situation and discuss any concerns you may have. Our counsellors are professionally trained, have a wealth of experience and knowledge and can assist you in areas such as academic issues, career counselling and personal concerns. If you are a full-time student, you are welcome to call and make an appointment with any of our personal counsellors.
Counselling and academic accommodations are available for students with documented disabilities (including 'non-visible' disabilities such as learning disabilities, medical conditions, and mental illnesses). If you wish to identify yourself as a student with a disability, please complete the online Early Identification Form. Early identification helps to ensure we have your services and accommodations in place for the start of classes.
Passport to Wellness
Wellness means living a balanced life and integrating aspects of the physical, intellectual, spiritual and community. At Fanshawe College we want to make it possible for every student to have experiences that support a balanced lifestyle. The Passport to Wellness series is an opportunity that students can take to support their personal wellness plan. Students can participate in a variety of workshops and activities, and can then have their balanced activity plan verified for co-curricular credit.
Be Well: Skills for Emotional Wellbeing
Learn coping skills that will be applicable to those dealing with anxiety, depression, or anger.
Module #1: BE Mindful – Bringing awareness to everyday life
Module #2: BE Balanced – Learn to identify, understand and regulate your emotions to improve your personal effectiveness
Module #3: BE Calm – Skills to cope with feeling anxious, distressed and overwhelmed
Module #4: BE Connected – Skills to improve your relationships and ability to deal with conflict
New Sessions Starting Tuesdays, January 9 and 23, February 6 and 27, March 13 and 27, and April 10, 2018, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in F2010, London Campus.
Increasing awareness of knitting as a wellness strategy. Knitting promotes relaxation, stress relief, creativity and community. Projects can be personal or contribute to community initiatives such as the Red Scarf Project. Materials will be provided for those wanting to work on community knitting projects. This workshop is for both experienced and new knitters and is open to both students and staff.
Wednesdays, January 10 to April 18, 2018, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Wellness Centre Room J1004-6, London Campus.
The Quiet Group: Relaxation Takes Practice
This drop-in group will allow students to learn to recharge and relax in a safe and supportive environment.
Fridays, January 19 to April 13, 2018, 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. in the Multi-Faith Spirituality Room D2030, London Campus.
Join us for a discussion of ways to improve your mental well-being in the context of stress.
Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., January 24, February 21, March 14, April 4 and April 25 in The Student Wellness Centre Room J1004-6, London Campus.
With a focus on the 5 senses, create an individualized coping kit that you can take with you. Learn how to take it down a notch when you are feeling overwhelmed. Learn how your five senses can help you “take five” and relax. All supplies are provided at no cost to you.
Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. January 31, February 7, February 28, March 28 and April 11 in the Student Wellness Centre Room J1004-6, London Campus.
Let's Talk Thursdays
This 5-week group will provide a safe space to talk about depression and learn new coping skills and strategies. Registration required. Contact us: Room F2010, 519-452-4282, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 2018, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in F2010, London Campus.
ASD Social Group
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Social Group is a casual, weekly, social get-together and a chance to connect with peers. Join us for fun, games, conversation and snacks!
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., February 6 in E2037, February 13, 27, March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 10 and 17 in J1004-6, London Campus.
The Procrastination Equation
Together we will explore why we procrastinate, how to tell when our procrastination has become problematic, and practical strategies for overcoming procrastination and the distress often associated with it.
February 6, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Student Wellness Centre Room J1004-4, London Campus.
Drumming in the Zone
Join our community drum circle, find your rhythm and relax your body and mind. Research has demonstrated that collective drumming improves your sense of wellbeing, reduces stress and feelings of anxiety, and may even accelerate physical healing. If you have a hand drum, rattle or any other percussion instruments, please bring them. Some drums will be provided. No experience necessary.
February 7 and April 11, 2018, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Wellness Centre Room J1004-6, London Campus.
The Creative Wellness Series offers a variety of arts-based activities designed to enhance health and wellness. No art experience necessary and materials are provided. Activities include: colouring, finger-painting, play-doh, mandalas, visual journaling, vision boards, and mask making.
Wednesdays, 2:00 to 3:00, February 14, March 7, March 21 and April 18 in the Student Wellness Centre Room J1004-6, London Campus.
New sessions are being added, check back soon!
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Counselling and Accessibility Services
London Campus, Room F2010
Monday to Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Fall and Winter terms)
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus: 519-633-2030
Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus: 519-421-0144
Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus: 519-426-8260
Centre for Digital and Performance Arts (Downtown London location): 519-452-4430