Wellness Room Opens at the Library

Additional student support room opens in library 

University of Guelph’s Student Support Network and the library are collaborating to open another location for student support to campus. Starting in October, students will have another space to go to find the support they need while at university.Student Wellness Services is delighted to be partnering with the library on this pilot project. By expanding the Student Support Network (SSN) service into the library we hope to be able to reach even more students who might need a compassionate ear and who would benefit from talking to trained peers about anything they might be struggling with,” said Melanie Bowman, manager, Wellness Education & Promotion, Student Wellness.

The support students can expect to find are the same as those they can find at the Student Support Network in Raithby House which offers drop-in peer support. “The library has a strong history of supporting students. It just made sense to provide convenient access to the SSN here. We will be very interested to see how this pilot project is received by students—and hope they find it beneficial,” said Barbara McDonald, acting university librarian, McLaughlin Library.

At all locations, students can find:

  • Confidential, non-judgemental listening and support
  • Information and referrals
  • An opportunity to chat with peers who care
  • Extensively trained student volunteers who provide the service

Support in the library will be offered:

Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:00pm - 6:00pm and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.

After hours and phone support are offered through:

  • Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247
  • Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454
  • Text UofG to 686868

Find additional information about mental health resources by viewing the library’s Mental Health Resources guide.