St. Lawrence College Introduces New Mental Health and Wellness Care

Published on: 2019/09/03 - in News

St. Lawrence College (SLC) students at its Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall campuses will now be able to access new and expanded mental health services.

Formerly known as Counselling & AccessAbility Services, Student Wellness & Accessibility Services will offer a variety of customized services catering to individual mental health needs as well as shorter wait times to get care. According to a release, services include “individual short-term counselling, increased walk-in availability, educational workshops and peer group engagement, and group therapy interventions.”

A new app, Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), is also being launched. TAO will provide students with access to tools and resources on interpersonal relationships, stress, relaxation, problem solving, and mindfulness.

“Our new services delivery will not only positively impact student outcomes, it will improve access to specialized services and reduce wait times. Our goal is to create a safe, welcoming, barrier-free environment, and reduce stigma associated with mental health issues and disability,” said Caryn Langstaff, Associate Director, Student Wellness and Accessibility, SLC.

More information about wellness and accessibility services can be found at the St. Lawrence College website.

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