Mental Health and Wellness

Graduate school can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can also be stressful, and difficult.  Sometimes it may seem like you are the only one facing a particular challenge or problem. But you are not alone.

Often it helps to talk to someone who cares, and who has your best interests in mind. Such people could include your friends and family members, as well as fellow students or your advisor. You may also feel comfortable talking to a Psychology professor that you get along well with, or perhaps the Department Chair or Graduate Program Director. All of these individuals are here to support you.

There are also a wide-range of support services available to graduate students at Brock. More information is available at the following links:

You may also be interested in the I.M. Well app launched by the Brock University Students’ Union.

Who to call on campus in a crisis situation:

  • Health Services (Harrison Hall): Physicians/Mental Health Nurse, 905-688-5550, ext. 3243
  • Personal Counselling (Schmon Tower, 400): Counsellors, 905-688-5550, ext. 3240
  • Campus Safety (Kenmore Centre): Available 24 hours a day, 905-688-5550, ext. 3200

Who to call off campus in a crisis situation:

  • Crisis Outreach and Support Team Niagara: 1-800-263-4944
  • Local Distress Centres
    • Catharines and area 905-688-3711
    • Grimsby 905-563-6674
    • Port Colborne 905-734-1212
    • Fort Erie 905-382-0689
  • Niagara Health System Hospital Crisis Care
    • Catharines 905-378-4647 ext. 43230 or ext. 43231
    • Welland ext. 33407
    • Greater Niagara ext. 54919
  • Call 911

Help is available. And reaching out is not a sign of weakness. So please ask for support if you need it.