Carleton University offers many health and wellness resources available online to connect students with the support they need from anywhere.

TAO Online Therapy

TAO Online Therapy is designed to address issues related to anxiety and depression. As a TAO participant, each week you will watch short videos and complete skill-building exercises. The exercises can be completed through a smartphone, tablet, or computer and the online modules are accessible 24/7. Additional support is provided through brief weekly meetings with a counsellor via videoconference.

This platform is accessible domestically and internationally.

Empower Me

Undergraduate students have access to free counselling services in the community through Empower Me, a mental health and wellness service that seeks to contribute to a resilient student community. You can access services via telephone, video conference, or in person (when permitted in accordance with public health guidelines and COVID-19 advisories).

Empower Me collaborates with existing on-campus student mental health services to ensure students receive the right care for them. This “team” approach allows students to choose from a variety of resources on and off campus.

Empower Me allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants and life coaches through their private practice in the community for a variety of issues.

This free service is accessible 24/7, 365 days per year – for free.

Call 1-833-628-5589 (toll-free), available 24/7 from anywhere in Canada or the US. For additional helpline numbers for international access please consult page 5 of the Empower Me FAQ for a full list.

ECounselling – The LifeLine Canada Foundation

Do you or someone you care about struggle with thoughts of suicide or other mental health issues? The Lifeline Canada Foundation is here to help.

Counselling Connect

Counselling Connect is a resource connecting you to free same-day and next-day counselling appointments, free of charge. You will provide brief information and then choose a time, Monday to Friday, that works for you. One 45-90 minute session may be enough to meet your needs, but other support options can be discussed during your session. Partnering with 13 different Ottawa community-based resources, specific support is also available for LGBT2SQ+ and African, Caribbean and Black communities.

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