The health and wellbeing of our students is of utmost importance to the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Below is a list of several campus and community resources that we encourage students to connect with for support.
Health and Wellbeing Resources
Health and Counselling Services (HCS) Counselling services are available by drop-in or booked appointment. They offer short term individual counselling and same-day counselling. For students who live on-campus, HCS also has counselling services specifically for students in residence, Residence Counselling and Wellness Service.
Carleton’s Student Wellness Website Navigate the campus services available to support your mental health and well-being, from self-help to more intensive individual support. These resources also include resources for how to help a friend.
The Residence Counselling and Wellness Service As a satellite office of HCS, this office is located in 131 Renfrew Building, and offers students counselling for any forms of distress they may be facing throughout their university careers, such as depression or anxiety. This office is also home to the Wellness Space, a safe and respectful place, which offers students in residence the chance to relax and de-stress by providing many different activities, such as puzzles, light therapy, more.
The Centre for Indigenous Initiatives Support services designed for indigenous students. Recently, Carleton welcomed a new indigenous counsellor, Staci Loiselle, to help support and counsel indigenous students. These counselling services are free and can accessed by drop-in or booked appointment.
Therapy Dogs Sometimes you just need to spend some time with a happy, friendly dog to help de-stress. Carleton’s therapy dogs are around campus with their owners (who are Carleton University staff and faculty). Both the dogs and the handlers are here to comfort and provide support to help you thrive as a university student.
Academic Advising Visit the Engineering Academic Support Office, 2090 Minto CASE to discuss your registration concerns and resources for academic support. There is no need to make an appointment. You can also contact your Departmental Advisor to create course plans.
Learning and Physical Disabilities In January 1990, Carleton University opened the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) named after Paul Menton, the first Coordinator of the Program for the Disabled. This office offers students resources, workshops, exam accommodations, and extended time for assignment requests based on their unique needs. To get register with this office, contact them to schedule an in-take appointment.
Elsie MacGill Learning Centre Free drop-in tutoring for Engineering students, offered by Engineering students. Visit the EMLC website to see which courses are being supported this term.
PASS Workshops The Faculty of Engineering and Design sponsors Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) support for several Engineering courses every term. Attending weekly workshops can boost your understanding of course content, and will introduce you to hands-on learning strategies.
Study Skills The Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS) offers free drop-in peer learning assistance appointments where you can consult with a learning specialist about developing new study skills and strategies for learning that best suit your needs.
Ottawa Public Health provides a variety of resources to promote positive mental health. It is so important that we connect with and support each other and ourselves, especially during difficult times. To learn more about how to talk about mental health and support each other, check out our videos and activity guides at have That talk. If you are a youth or young adult and have questions about your health and want to learn healthy lifestyle tips, please visit the for youth by youth health website The Link Ottawa. For more resources available in Ottawa, check out the Mental Health and Substance Use Resource List .
- Drugs and Alcohol Helpline: 1-866-531-2600
- Canada Suicide Prevention Service phone available 24/7: 1-833-456-4566
- Kids Help Phone:1-800-668-6668 or text CONNECT to 686868
- Mental Health Crisis Line:613-722-6914
- Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region: (613) 238-3311
- Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre:613-562-2333
- Tel-Aide Outaouais: 613-741-6433
- Trans Life Line: 1-877-330-6366