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Health & Wellness

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Queen's is committed to helping students maintain a healthy lifestyle and thrive in a positive learning environment.

Student Wellness Services

Queen's Student Wellness Services (formerly "Health, Counselling, and Disability Services" or "HCDS")supports the personal, academic, and social development of students at Queen's University by providing a range of programs and services. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, confidential, and integrated service that is responsive to the needs of students.

Health Services

The Student Wellness team provides confidential, student-centered health care, including comprehensive medical care, travel medicine and education, immunization and referrals for specialized treatment.

Our multidisciplinary health team includes family physicians, psychiatrists, registered nurses and support staff. We are here to help support you in achieving your personal and academic goals.

Other health resources at Queen's

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Counselling Services

Counselling Services works to foster student success and well-being while providing services that respect the values and unique needs of all people. It provides short-term counselling geared to resolving personal difficulties, dealing with crises, and distressing situations. It also works closely with partners in the Kingston community to assist students who need specialized mental health services or longer-term counselling support.

Counselling Services is staffed by psychologists, certified counsellors, social workers, and trainees from the graduate program in the Department of Psychology.

Other counselling resources at Queen's
  • Residence Life Coordinators, Dons, and Facilitators: Staff that help students form a strong community within residences while offering guidance and support, and refer students to appropriate services.

  • Outreach Counsellor/Student Advisor: A full-time staff member, housed in the John Deutsch University Centre, that counsels students and advises and mentors members of student clubs and groups on a variety of psychosocial and mental health concerns, with particular expertise in areas of sexual assault and issues related to social identity/marginalization.

  • Cross-Cultural Advisor: Provides culturally-sensitive counselling for international, exchange, and racialized Canadian students, and advises the University community on issues of cultural awareness/sensitivity, equity, and intercultural communication.

  • Outreach Counsellor, School of Business

  • Sexual Assault Counselling: Queen's Specialized Outreach Counsellor, Hagar Akua Prah, specializes in responding to sexual assault trauma and intimate relationship violence. Call or email her directly to book an appointment at 613 533 6000 ext. 78441 or hagar.prah@queensu.ca

  • Chaplain's Office: The Chaplain serves as a confidant and advisor to students, staff, and faculty - one to whom a person can bring problems, concerns, or crises with the assurance of a personal and confidential relationship.

  • AMS Peer Support Centre: A student-run service where trained peer helpers offer social and personal support to students. Open 7 days a week as a drop-in service or by appointment from 3 pm to 1 am.

  • SGPS Student Advisor Program: Offers advice and advocacy services to graduate and professional students on issues concerning their well-being while at Queen's. The advisors also act as an effective referral service to experts on campus.

  • Queen’s International Centre (QUIC): Supports the academic and personal development of international students and Queen's students abroad. Advisors are available each afternoon and can also refer students to other services.

Mental Health Information and Resources

Student Wellness Services (SWS) is committed to supporting the health and wellness of our students. While life at university is exciting and filled with new experiences, it can also be overwhelming. It is common for students to experience feelings of distress.

Other mental health resources

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services (formerly "Disability Services") assists students in the following ways:

  • Recommends exam accommodations
  • Facilitates access to material in alternate formats
  • Provides assistive technologies
  • Coordinates learning strategies and library research workshops
  • Coordinates volunteer note-taking and peer mentor programs

NOTE: Students with disabilities who wish to make use of the services available must register at Accessibility Services every academic year and must forward supporting documentation.

Students must be enrolled in courses before any academic accommodations can be finalized. Once you've confirmed your courses in SOLUS, complete the online registration to finalize your accommodations.

Other accessibility resources at Queen's
  • Learning Strategies Development: This program enhances students' ability to learn effectively and helps students develop greater confidence in their abilities.

  • Learning Disabilities Specialists: Offered through the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre, these specialists provide assessment and services for students with possible learning disabilities and other neuropsychological conditions.

  • InvisAbilities: A student organization promoting awareness, education, and support of young adults living with hidden chronic illness. Started at Queen's in 2009, the group has spread to include chapters at McGill University, University of Ottawa, Brock University, and University of Calgary.

  • Disability and Mental Health Law Club

Kingston Services

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