Being a post-secondary student can be tough. The struggle to maintain academics, relationships, finances and other challenges can contribute to stress and low mood. That’s why the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Lambton Kent branch is reminding post-secondary students of a number of mental health programs, services and supports available in their community.
On October 16, approximately 12,000 OPSEU college faculty and staff members across the province went on strike. More than 500,000 students have been impacted by the labour action. CMHA Lambton Kent and the Student Success Department at Lambton College have coordinated support for students by providing walk in services 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday at CMHA Lambton Kent’s Sarnia office located at 210 Lochiel Street. Students may access this service anytime when needed during the strike.
Students can contact Good2Talk, a free, confidential helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario. By calling Good2Talk, students can receive information and referrals about services and supports for mental health, addictions and well-being on and off campus or speak anonymously with a professional counsellor. Good2Talk is available by phone at 1-866-925-5454.
ConnexOntario also offers a free and confidential Mental Health Helpline. This province-wide, mental health information and referral service is available 24/7. Students can call 1-866-531-2600, chat online, or email for support. For more information, visit mentalhealthhelpline.ca.