Support services for students in distress
Good mental health is a key part of student wellness and success. One in four university and college-aged students will experience a mental health problem. Please know that there are things we all can do to help people in distress.
If you are experiencing distress, there are on-campus and community resources to support and help you.
If a friend talks to you about feeling overwhelmed and isolated, or of being in emotional pain that is too great to bear, or wanting to harm themselves or end their lives, PLEASE don't ignore this. Listen and be supportive, and encourage them to talk to someone who can help.
- Health, Counselling & Disability Services (HCDS) – 613-533-2506
Call for an appointment with a doctor or nurse for confidential support
- Counselling Service at HCDS – 613-533-6000-78264
Call for an appointment with an experienced professional counsellor for confidential crisis support or 1:1 counselling
- University Chaplain – 613-533-2186
For non-denominational support and service
- Queen's International Centre (QUIC) – 613-533-2604
Personal support and referral for international and exchange students
- Alma Mater Society (AMS) Peer Support Centre – 613-533-6000-75111
For social and personal support from a trained peer support person – simply drop by Room 32, JDUC or call for an appointment. Open from 3 pm to 1 am, 7 days a week
- Society of Graduate & Professional Students (SGPS) Advisors – 613-533-3169
Call for advice, advocacy and referrals on issues of well-being Campus Security at 613-533-6080 for after-hours access to support
- Residence Dons: If you live in Residence, talk to your Don.
Your Don will listen, support you, and refer you to appropriate services
Kingston Community Resources
- Telephone Aid Line Kingston (7 am to 7 pm) 613-544-1771
- Sexual Assault Centre Kingston (24 hours) 613-544-6424
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Line 1-800-268-9688
- Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
- Frontenac Community Mental Health Crisis Service (24 hours) 613-544-4229
Read the brochure: "How you can identify and help students in distress"
See also Safety Resource List: Resources at a Glance