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Counselling and Other Resources 

Counselling Services for Students

Other Resources

Guide for Staff and Faculty Members

 

Counselling Services for Students

Free, confidential, bilingual on-campus counselling is offered to all Saint Paul University students.

Two psychotherapists are available for personal and strictly confidential sessions to help you cope with issues affecting your life. 

To book an appointment, contact:

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Monica Dobie
mdobie333@gmail.com / 613-410-9111

or

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Cynthia Schoppmann
info@feelingbetter.ca / 613-317-2179

The office is located in room 362, Laframboise Hall. Services are by appointment only and are offered from September to May

Other Resources

If you are struggling and in need of immediate support:

  • Mental Health Crisis Line: 613-722-6914 (Ottawa) or 1-866-966-0991 (outside Ottawa)

    Free 24/7 hotline in English and French for individuals 16 years or older living in Ottawa, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, the County of Renfrew, and Akwesasne. crisisline.ca

  • Ottawa Distress Centre: 613-238-3311

    Free 24/7 helpline in English and French for anyone in Ottawa feeling distressed and in need of help with an array of issues. dcottawa.on.ca

  • Outaouais Distress Line: 1-866-676-1080

    Free 24/7 hotline in English for anyone needing help in rural Outaouais: MRC La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, MRC Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais, MRC Papineau, and MRC Pontiac.

  • Crisis Services Canada:1-833-456-4566 (all of Canada except Québec) and 1-866-277-3553 (Québec)

    Free 24/7 hotline in English and French for anyone in Canada thinking about or affected by suicide. You can also send a text to 45645 (between 4 p.m. and 12 a.m.). crisisservicescanada.ca

  • Hope for Wellness Helpline: 1-855-242-3310

    Free 24/7 helpline offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada in English and in French (phone counselling also available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut on request). You can also use the chat at hopeforwellness.ca.
  • Native Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-877-209-1266

    Free 24/7 hotline that provides service in English across Canada and the US.

  • LGBT Youthline: 1-800-268-9688 (line open from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday to Friday)

    Free helpline that provides peer support and referrals in English to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer and questioning youth 29 and under across Ontario. You can also text 647-694-4275. youthline.ca

  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366

    Free 24/7 hotline staffed by trans people dedicated to the well-being of transgender people, providing peer support and resources in English across Canada and the US. translifeline.org/hotline

  • Good2Talk: 1-866-925-5454

    Free 24/7 helpline in English and French for post-secondary students in Ontario, providing counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being. good2talk.ca
  • ConnexOntario: 1-866-531-2600

    Free 24/7 confidential health services information in English and French for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. You can also use the chat at connexontario.ca
  • Ottawa Rape Crisis Line: 613-562-2333

    Free 24/7 crisis line offering services in English to survivors of sexual violence, supporters, family and friends of survivors in Ottawa. orcc.net

  • Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa Support Line: 613-234-2266 (TTY: 613-725-1657)

    Free 24/7 line for all those who identify as women in Ottawa in crisis situations, offering support in English around healing and coping, debriefing, options, referrals and information. sascottawa.com

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 1-866-863-0511 (TTY: 1-866-863-7868)

    Free 24/7 crisis line providing counselling, emotional support, information and referrals in English to all women across Ontario who have experienced abuse. You can also text #SAFE (7233). awhl.org/home

  • The Ottawa Hospital Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program: 613-798-5555 x 13770 (TTY: 613-761-4140: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

    24-hour emergency services for the Greater Ottawa area, located within the Emergency Department at The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus.

    The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
    1053 Carling Avenue
    Ottawa ON K1Y 4EY

    More details here.

 

Identifying and Assisting a Person in Distress. A Guide for Staff and Faculty Members