Brescia University

Heart & Mind

Taking Care of Your Heart & Mind

Counselling: All private practice counsellors at Brescia are offering virtual, phone, or in-person psychotherapy to students. In-person appointments will follow COVID safety protocols and will be outlined to you when you book. Please note that all practitioners are taking new referrals. You can book an appointment here.

Case Management: Student appointments are being offered virtually over Zoom and in-person, when needed. You may connect with our Manager, Student Wellness, Leanne Ford, with your questions and/or to book an appointment.

Pastoral Counselling: Turning to spirituality in times of stress, anxiety, fear, and doubt can help you find peace, harmony, stability and hope. It can also help you ground yourself, focus on positive things, connect to the inner self, and look for ways to help others. It can help you be creative, proactive, and practice compassion and self-care. Pastoral counselling can help people to express themselves with inner wisdom; discover their spiritual awareness, personal authenticity, and truth; appreciate the beauty of life; find positivity in any negative situations; and use their gifts and talents, integrity, and skills and knowledge to help with personal growth and overall well-being. You may connect with the Director, Campus Ministry to book an appointment.

Peer Support: In-person drop-in hours are being offered during the Fall Term. Details can be found here and our Wellness Peers are looking forward to connecting with you!

Resources to support your emotional and mental health

Whether you’re near or far, our mental health and wellness website hosts a toolbox of resources that covers a range of digital resources from worksheets, to videos and TED Talks, to screening tools and education. Find information on topics, such as:

  • Mindfulness
  • Resilience
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Procrastination
  • Perfectionism

Additional Resources

Mental Health Contacts

Reach Out

519-433-2023 and web chat. Available 24/7

Confidential crisis support line and information when you need help.

CMHA Crisis Centre

648 Huron St. in London. Available 24/7

Walk-in support for individuals experiencing a mental health and/or addictions crisis.

Good2Talk Line

1-866-925-5454 or text good2talkon to 686868. Available 24/7

Confidential counselling support, information, and referrals for Ontario post-secondary students.


Available 24/7

Online, anonymous peer-to-peer support community in Ontario to talk, share, and connect with others like you. 

Bounceback Program

Self-refer by completing the online referral form.

Free skill-building program by CMHA to help you manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, and anxiety, stress, or worry.

Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.