View this in your browser
Banner image for ESP/IESP Advising Bulletin: Wellness edition

ESP/IESP Advising Bulletin: Wellness edition

In this bulletin:

It’s important to take care of yourself; this year has taken its toll on our well-being. Look after yourself and look for positive ways to deal with stress. Below are some resources to help you maintain a healthy balance.

Carleton's wellness website

Carleton’s Wellness website has tools and resources to help you understand, manage and improve your mental health and well-being while at university. This includes:

    • Black Students’ Wellness Matters series
    • Navigating Your Social Transition to Canada (International Students)
    • Life Skills 101

Find out more →

Make connections

This year it’s more of a challenge to meet people and be social; but there are opportunities to connect:

Read about the new esports league →

CU Health and Counselling Services

If stress is affecting your health or wellbeing, please don’t hesitate to seek support: Carleton’s free confidential counselling services. Health and Counselling offers support with managing stress, substance abuse, as well as running a virtual medical clinic where you can access services online.

Read more →

Counselling and wellness supports for Indigenous Students

Dedicated resources for Indigenous students are available on campus and in the community. Don’t hesitate to take care of your own well-being.

  • Carleton’s Health and Counselling services has an Indigenous counsellor: Indigenous students can book directly with Staci Loiselle, M.Ed., C.C.C., R.P., at
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Hotline – 24/7 services available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English, and French – 1-855-242-3310.
  • Akwesasne 24/7 Mental Health Helpline:1-866-531-2600.

Other 24/7 Counselling Support

Other wellness resources that are available 24/7 include:

  • Empower me us an online, community based, counselling service available 24/7 for all Carleton students.
    • Available in many languages
    • For a range of issues – counselling to life coaching, financial planning or nutritional counselling, etc.
    • Call the 24/7 helpline at 1 844 741-6389 (toll-free) from anywhere in North America to be directly connected to a trained counsellor.
    • Note: even though the service is described on the Student Health plan website, this service is open to all students (whether opted-in to the health plan or not).
  • Good2Talk: counselling and support service for Ontario students, also available 24/7 at 1-866-925-5454.
  • CrisisLine: For those living in Ottawa and surrounding regions. Ottawa 613-722-6914, outside Ottawa 1-866-996-0991.

Learn more →

Therapy Dogs @Carleton

Finally, until we’re able to return to campus and meet these good pups in person, follow Carleton’s awesome therapy dogs on Instagram @cutherapydog.