Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs


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Mental Health Initiatives, Programs and Services

Queen's currently has a broad range of initiatives designed to help students, faculty and staff support those experiencing mental health problems. The following is just a sample of the resources available. 

  • Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) - Student Wellness Services is expanding options for mental health support for all Queen’s students. TAO provides 24/7 secure access to online resources to help students manage stress and anxiety.

  • Empower Me - Empower Me allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. As a student at Queen's University, you're entitled to sessions delivered in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling. EmpowerMe is available 24/7, 365 days per year and is confidential, multilingual, culturally sensitive, gender inclusive, and faith inclusive.  You can always contact an Empower Me professional—no issue is too big or too small. Though Empower Me counsellors are qualified to support students in crisis, you don’t need to be in crisis in order to take advantage of the service. You can get support for issues of any kind, including relationships, family care, depression, anxiety, addictions, stress, work conflicts, and much more. Empower Me also offers a full suite of academic life services, such as life coaching, financial planning, and nutritional counselling.

  • Pick up a green card for students that includes important phone numbers and guidance on how to help and friend and what to do in a emergency. Cards are distributed through residences and across campus and can be found at the Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs (Gordon Hall 300), the AMS Peer Support Centre, SWS, the SGPS, QUIC and the School of Graduate Studies (Gordon Hall 400).
  • Print our green folder to help identify and respond to students in distress

Education programs

Student Wellness Services offers many sessions for faculty, staff and students that range from a 45-minute awareness-raising workshop to the 2-day Mental Health First Aid certificate program. 

Check out the mental health education program information and schedules for more info and to register