Mental health and your well-being matters. The Student Wellness and Accessibly Centre (SWAC) offers many resources for all students at Brock. Learn more about their Personal Counselling Services, Student Health Services, Student Accessibility Services, The Hub, as well as other mental health and wellness resources available to you on-campus and in the community.
The links below provide resources, information and tools to assist with your mental health and wellness journey. We encourage you to remember that your mental health and well-bring matters and you that you matter.
Services led and/or provided by Brock:
- Brock Mental Health Website – This website is a starting point to connecting with campus and community mental health resources and news. This page highlights additional resources and information for those who are 2SLGBTQ+ and/or racialized, as well as on-campus events and off-campus resources.
- Brock Student Health Services – Student Health Services in an on-campus service to help you be well and stay well. They offer services for urgent care (typically same-day appointments) and other services by in-person or phone appointment. Please note the the services provide by Student Health Services are for current registered Brock students only.
- Brock Personal Counselling & TELUS Health Student Support – Personal counselling is offered as part of the ancillary fees’ students pay annually and there are no restrictions to the number of appointments student can book. They aim to provide each student with the support needed to address their concerns about their well-being.
The TELUS Health Student Support (previously My SSP App) is an additional service provided for all students – it’s a free and confidential 24/7 text and chat support app. Students can access the program anytime, from anywhere, to connect with multilingual clinicians experienced in working with students from diverse backgrounds and who understand the challenges that students face.
- Brock Student Accessibility Services – Student Accessibility Services aim to support and foster independence in students with accessibility needs. They advocate for accessibility for students and also provide resources and education opportunities to help students develop the skills and strategies they need to reach their full potential at Brock. Student Accessibility Services offers services like classroom accommodation, assistive technology and quiet study spaces.
- Brock Student Sexual Violence Support – The Human Rights and Equity (HRE) office is available to students to help find what works best for them. HRE recognizes that trauma can be an individual or collective issue that affects people in different ways; that everyone reacts, processes and heals differently. HRE offers services, supports and resources to help students on their journey.
Services provided by and/or in the community:
- Good2Talk – Good2Talk is a free, confidential support service for post-secondary students in Ontario available 24/7. Students can call 1 (866) 925-5454, text GOOD2TALKON to 686868 or can access supports via Facebook Messenger. Good2Talk also offers personal growth and well-being resources on their website to further support students’ self-development and wellness.
- Niagara Holistic Wellness Initiative – The Niagara Holistic Wellness Initiative is made up of a team of people of diverse backgrounds from Brock University, Niagara College, and community partners of the Niagara Region who are committed to supporting post-secondary students’ learning, health, and well-being in a holistic ways.
- ConnexOntario – ConnexOntario provides 24/7 access to information for mental health and addictions services, working to bridge the gap between the services that are available and the people who need them. If you are unsure of what supports you may be looking for, ConnexOntario offers a texting services that helps individuals in this process – text CONNEX to 247247
- Distress Centre Niagara – Distress Centre Niagara offers a 24-hour crisis line to help support the safety and emotional wellness of those in need.
- Niagara Health Mental Health Services – Niagara Health offers many resources that can help individuals identify what mental health and well-being looks like in your life, find resources and supports in the greater community and guide individuals through steps to take when they or someone they know is experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre – The Niagara Sexual Assault Centre responds to the needs of survivors of sexual violence and works to create public understanding and awareness of sexual assault related issues. The Centre provides a variety of counselling, support and emergency services to survivors and their families.
- Access Line Niagara – Access Line Niagara offers a free, 24/7 telephone support service for all Niagara residents over the age of 16. They aim to connect individuals with the most appropriate mental health and additions services – Access Line does not operate as a crisis line.