Counselling and Accessibility Services

Crisis Support: Walk-in support available for anyone in need.
Meet with student peer support volunteers and CMHA crisis workers.
Monday to Wednesday, October 21 to December 4, 2019.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (last walk-in at 8 p.m.).
Student Wellness Centre (outside the Fowler Kennedy Clinic).

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. 

*Career Counselling and Community Career Counselling have become Career Advising and Community Career Advising. These services are now available through Career Services.

Counselling Services

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.

Accessibility Services

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

Module #1: BE Present. 

Module #2 BE Balanced.

Module #3 BE Brave.

Module #4 BE Calm.

Module #5 BE Connected.

Earn co-curricular hours by attending.

Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. New sessions starting September 24, 2019 -  December 11th, 2019.    Start any week, and cycle through the 5 sessions. 

No session during reading week. 

Room F2010, London Campus.

To register, please call 519-452-4282.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Social Group

Join us on Tuesdays for fun, games, conversation and snacks.

Sessions run from October 1 to December 10, 2019
Drop-in between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Student Wellness Centre, Room J1004-4, London Campus.

To register, please call 519-452-4282.

Please note: the session on October 15th is cancelled due to Study Week. 

Knitwell Circle for Students and Staff

Calling all knitters and those new to knitting!
Did you know knitting promotes relaxation, stress relief, creativity and community?
Enjoy creating personal projects or contribute to community initiatives.
Light refreshments available.

Sessions run from September 24 to December 10, 2019
Drop-in from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
F2010

Healthy Relationships and Communication

Join us to learn relationship-building skills that are essential to your success and well-being.
Topics include: communication, conflict resolution, and building intimacy and covers personal, romantic, roommate, and other relationships.
Earn co-curricular hours by attending.

Four one-hour sessions.
Session start date: October 25, 2019
Fridays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Room F2010, London Campus.

To register, please call 519-452-4282.

Accessibility Peer Support Group

Students with disabilities can make friends, share experiences and strategies for managing the demands of college life, learn about College services, and develop self-advocacy skills.

A drop-in group provides a regular but casual opportunity to meet with other Fanshawe students with lived experience of disabilities. Open to all students with disabilities.

No registration required.

October 9 - December 4, 2019

Wednesdays from 12 - 1
Student Wellness Centre, Room J1001-4

 

Presentation Anxiety Workshop

Join us for a one-hour session dedicated to providing information, exercises, tools, and strategies to help students with presenting in front of audiences and individuals.

September 11,  2019 at 11 a.m.

October 17,  2019 at 11 a.m.

November 11,  2019 at 2 p.m.

and December 4,  2019 at 10 a.m.

Room F2010, London Campus.

WellTalk

Single session, one-hour, one-to-one counselling. No appointment necessary!

Drop-in on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 30 - December 11, 2019
(First come, first served. Last appointment is at 2 p.m.)
Room J1004, Student Wellness Centre.

Please note: Single session appointments do not replace urgent and/or crisis services. Please contact our office or call Reach Out at 1-866-933-2023 for urgent concerns. Single session appointments are not intended to address accommodation needs.

Let's Talk Thursdays

A series of drop-in sessions aimed at enhancing mental health and wellness for students experiencing depressive symptoms.

Sessions run from October 24 to December 12, 2019.
Drop-in Thursdays between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
F2010, London Campus.

Drop-In Mondays

An open discussion group for students to share and receive support regarding substance use concerns, harm reduction, education and awareness.

Sessions run from September 23 to December 16, 2019.
Drop-in Mondays between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Room J1004-2, London Campus

High Definition: Group for Students with ADHD

This group is designed to give students with ADHD the skills and strategies for academic success and emotional well-being.
Topics include: organization, time management, self-care, mindfulness, and self-regulation.

Sessions run from October 23 to December 4, 2019
Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
F2005, London Campus.

To register, please call 519-452-4282.

Drumming in the "Zone"

Research has demonstrated that drumming improves one's sense of wellbeing and reduces stress and feelings of anxiety.
Join in on the fun, no experience necessary!

Drop in October 30 and November 20, 2019
From 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Forwell Hall, London Campus.

 

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Counselling and Accessibility Services
London Campus, Room F2010

Hours:
Monday to Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Fall and Winter terms)
Monday to Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Summer term)
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone:  519-452-4282
Fax: 519-453-2826

Email: counselling@fanshawec.ca

 

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