COVID-19: Temporary changes to Mental Health Services
The health and safety of our students is our highest priority. In this challenging time, we will continue to provide counselling and peer support services to our students in the best and safest way we can. In light of the current situation, we have implemented the following temporary changes:
We are not seeing students in person. Counselling and peer support are operating, but you will not be able to walk into our offices or The Breathing Space.
Appointments will take place by telephone only. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org from your Conestoga student email or phone 519-748-5220 ext. 3679 to arrange an appointment.
- Please be prepared with your student ID number, telephone number and the concern you are contacting us about.
- When you receive a call from our counselling team, it may be from a blocked number.
- Conestoga's counsellors can only provide service to students who are currently registered full-time and are still residing in Ontario.
Good2Talk is a free mental health resource available to all Ontario post-secondary students that you can access as an alternative or if you need support outside of our regular operating hours.
- If you need out-of-province or -country support, please visit this list of mental health services by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
For more information on Conestoga College’s response to COVID-19, please refer to updates on the corporate homepage
Confidential, one-to-one appointments with counsellors are available to help full-time students work through issues affecting their mental health. There is no cost to meet with a counsellor and
appointments can be made at all campuses.
Please visit our
mental health support page for more mental health resources available to Conestoga College students.
Support for mental health and wellness issues
Counselling appointments are available to book in advance at all campuses. A limited amount of same-day appointments are available at
Doon Campus on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our counsellors provide short-term mental health support in a variety of areas.
- Anxiety and stress
- Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
- Trauma (i.e. sexual or physical assault)
- Feeling overwhelmed and not able to function
- Goal setting
- Building resiliency
What you need to know about your appointment
- Services are available to full-time students with a valid
ONEcard (student ID).
- All services are free of charge, voluntary and confidential.
- Individual counselling sessions last up to 50 minutes.
- Patients must complete an intake form before their initial appointment, so please arrive early to give yourself time to fill this in.
- After your first session, a range of one (1) to eight (8) additional appointments will be determined based on your goals and needs.
- Counsellors may provide referrals to community resources if required.