Other Supports & Resources

Accessibility

Accessibility Hub

A central resource for those seeking information on disability and accessibility issues on campus.  

Access Champions

A volunteer-based organization that provides accessible guided tours, event support, accessible route information and personal guided support for individuals attending on-campus events.

Accessible Classrooms

Central booking, which provides information on classroom spaces, including: building location, capacity, installed technology, and accessibility.  

Adaptive Technology Centre (ATC)

Offers a range of services, computers, assistive devices, specialized software and workshops to support students with disabilities. The ATC also helps students develop effective reading, writing, research, and study skills. 

AMS Emergency Taxi Fund

For undergraduate students with temporary mobility impairments who require taxi assistance to and from campus and classes. Students apply through Student Awards by completing an AMS Emergency Taxi Fund application.

Human Rights Advisory Services and Equity Services

Provides information, advice, and assistance to individuals or groups at Queen’s on protections available in polices and legislation.

Library Services for Students with Disabilities

Assists students with disabilities with research skill development, library material retrieval, photocopy support, and extended loan arrangements, as needed.  

Regional Assessment Resource Centre (RARC)

Provides psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessment services to post-secondary students in Southeastern Ontario. Students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or other disabilities can contact the RARC directly if they need an updated assessment.

Mental Health

Your Best You: Improving Your Mood

Your Best You: Managing Your Anxiety

  • Understand your anxiety, develop techniques to manage anxiety, discover coping strategies for specific types of anxiety (includes a list of campus and community resources)
  • Managing Your Anxiety  Workbook and worksheets (PDF 2.3 MB)

Just as I Am: The Practice of Self-Care and Compassion 

  • Learn methods to face your current difficulties, develop effective soothing techniques to draw on when needed most, find ways to navigate life with greater courage and confidence
  • Self-Care and Compassion  Workbook (includes worksheets) (PDF 720 KB)
 

Office of Faith and Spiritual Life

Offers interfaith counselling, ceremonial services, community development, and spiritual support. Available to discuss spiritual, religious, personal, and financial problems.

AMS Peer Support Centre

Offers peer-based support to undergraduate students on a drop-in basis.

Graduate Peer Support Centre

Offers peer-based support to graduate students and information about additional services available on campus and in the Kingston community.

AMHS Mental Health Walk-In Clinic

  • 613-544-1356
  • 552 Princess St. (between Alfred and Frontenac)

Kingston Mental Health Walk-In Clinic 

  • For 18-24-year-olds
  • 1-844-855-8340
  • 31 Hyperion Court (off Counter St. between Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd. and Division) 

K3C Community Counselling Centres

Offers professional counselling to individuals, families, groups, and employers in the Kingston community.

List of Local Counsellors, Therapists and Psychologists

24/7 Phone and Online Resources (Urgent)

Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK)

A confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental volunteer-based listening phone service.

Be There – Help a Friend

Teaches you to recognize when someone might be struggling with their mental health and gives you tools to help you support them.

More Feet on the Ground

A mental health education program proven to increase campus awareness of mental illness and mental health resources for post-secondary students.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Provides programs and resources that help prevent mental health problems and illnesses, and support recovery and resilience.

Suicide Information and Education Centre (SIEC)

Provides Canadians with the information, knowledge, and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Provides information and resources to communities in Canada to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.

Campus Observation Room (COR)

A confidential, non-medical detox service where Queen’s students who have had too much to drink can come to sleep it off. (On-campus)

KHSC Detoxification Centre

A confidential, non-medical detox service where people living in Kingston, ages 16 years or older, can go to safely withdraw from alcohol or other drugs. (Off-campus)

Ontario’s Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Provides free, 24/7, anonymous, and confidential health services information. Use chat or search directory to find youth programs across Ontario.

Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada

A drug and alcohol treatment guide, created in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)

A non-professional and self-supporting program open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

Al-Anon

A mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

Provides leadership in reducing the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) 

Services include assessment, brief early intervention, residential programs, day treatment, continuing care, and family support. The website offers a wide range of information on mental health and addictions.

Food Insecurity and Healthy Eating

Canada’s Food Guide

Queen’s Home Kitchen

An initiative developed by students, for students hoping to foster a sense of community through food. Students post budget-friendly recipes, food skills tips, and organize remote cooking sessions.

AMS Food Bank

Provides free food service, including: fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, and other non-perishable foods to Queen’s students.

Queen’s Swipe It Forward

Offers short-term, urgent support to students in need of food; accessible by program partner referrals.

Queen’s Community Cupboard

Provides students with a cupboard filled with non-perishable foods, as well as  household and school supplies, to pick-up as needed or donate when possible.

Kingston Food Bank

Provides the Kingston community with non-perishable food items and fresh foods, including: milk, eggs, fruits, and vegetables.

Loving Spoonful

Kingston community members can access fresh food through community kitchen programs, fresh food market stands, fresh food delivery, and more. 

Martha's Table

Provides a place where people in need can have a nutritious meal and find the social support of a community of friends and volunteers.

2SLGBTQ+ and Gender Issues 

Positive Space

Identifies and encourages the development of positive spaces within the Queen’s community where sexual and gender identity is affirmed and individuals can receive support and information on LGBTQ issues. 

Ban Righ Centre

Offers women of all ages, especially mothers and/or women returning to university studies after an interruption, a community and environment which provides practical, personal, and financial support.

Levana Gender Advocacy Centre

A student-funded organization committed to creating and nurturing a radical community of Kingston students and residents devoted to fighting gender oppression and advocating for gender empowerment.

Out/In Kingston

An event portal for LGBTQ+ events in Kingston and surrounding area.

Reel Out Arts Project Inc.

Celebrates queer media arts and contributes to community vitality by programming materials that focus on issues of sexuality, race, culture, religion, class, gender, ability, health, and age.

Coming Out Living After (COLA) Kingston

A queer discussion group for all members of the Kingston community.

HARS (HIV/AIDS Regional Services)

Provides HIV/AIDS education and support programs as well as limited Hepatitis C services to people in Kingston and surrounding area.

LGBT Youth Line

Offers peer-support phone, text, and chat services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited, queer, and questioning young people.

 

Sexual Health

Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC)

Provides information and referral service for all things related to sex, sexuality, and sexual health. (On-Campus).

Sex & U

Provides credible, up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health, including: contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

Financial

Student Awards

Administers a comprehensive range of financial aid programs, including: government student financial assistance, scholarships, bursaries and awards, work study program, and financial aid and advising.

Academic

Student Academic Success Services (SASS)

Offers academic support to students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and self-management.

Tutoring

Find academic peer tutoring services available for students.

Career Services

Provides career planning and employment services designed to empower students in making informed decisions about their career, further education, and employment goals.

Academic Advisors

Offers guidance on individual programs and courses. See your faculty website for further details.

Cross-Cultural

Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)

A support service for all members of the Queen's community; promoting an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive leaning environment.

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

A home away from home for Indigenous students and a site of information and support for the broader Queen's community.

Human Rights and Equity Offices (HREO)

Provides information, advice, and assistance to individuals or groups at Queen’s regarding protections available under polices and legislation through Human Rights Advisory Services and Equity Services.

Queen's Athletics & Recreation

Offers sports and recreational activities like aquatics, casual recreation, recreational clubs, fitness and wellness programs, and intramurals. (On-campus)

Kingston Gets Active

Your go-to place for everything you want to know about physical activity and getting active in Kingston. (Off-campus)

Sleep

Canadian Sleep Society Recommendations

Kingston Health Sciences Centre Sleep Lab

To be seen in the Sleep Disorders Lab you will need to be referred by your primary care provider.

Get Help Now
Urgent, emergency, and 24/7 resources

Empower Me
Free 24/7 mental health and wellness support

TAO (Therapy Assistance Online)
Free self-directed wellness tool

After-Hours Services