Mental Health Advising
Additional Resources & Supports
Services at Northern College
Press Pause is a mental wellness self-help kit designed to help students away from the noise of online spaces to focus on wellbeing. This evidence based kit guides students through journaling, reflection, future-planning and positive thinking exercises. Email us for your kit today! email@example.com
TalkCampus is a peer support service providing you with instant support for your mental health. Balancing your studies, work, home, family and life can be overwhelming. TalkCampus is here for you day and night for anything you want to talk about, for when you just need a friend. Talk anonymously to students from universities and colleges around the world going through the exact same hurdles you are.
This free app provides instant support for your mental health any time of the day or night.
- Talk about the ups and downs of life in a safe and supportive environment that’s just for students like you.
- Share your own experiences and support others, It’s amazing how helpful you can be to someone out there, just by being you!
- Open up or post anonymously – it’s totally up to you. However you want to talk, we let you do it just that way.
- Safely share struggles with anxiety, depression, stress, bipolar, self-harm, anorexia or suicidal feelings. Whatever is going on for you right now we’re here.
Interested in becoming a TalkCampus Volunteer? TalkCampus designed their volunteering opportunities to fit into your busy schedule and to provide a flexible way of getting involved with the community.
If you are facing challenges with your mental health and/or wellbeing, or if you are just not sure where to turn, our team of Advisors are here for you. Reach out to access help and direction. We help students navigate on and off campus resources. Help is available with little to no wait time to ensure students are never alone with stressors. We are a multifaceted team offering a number of services from orientation to graduation!
Indigenous Advisors are available to meet with all students for support and for any questions or needs you may have. Indigenous Advisors create a welcoming environment and ensure students are supported throughout the course of their college experience. They bring a cultural lens to supporting students and their opportunities for success.
Timmins Campus – Joseph Nakogee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirkland Lake & Haileybury Campus – Monique Lafond, email@example.com
Moosonee Campus – Willard Small, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility Services ensures that the academic environment is accessible whether you are onsite or online. Barriers to learning are identified and resources are offered to support learning.
Students who learn differently or who have physical and/or mental health challenges are encouraged to contact the advisors in Accessibility Services to discuss their program of study and any accommodations required. Accessibility services are designed for students who may have restrictions resulting from a physical, sensory, or mental health disability.
Northern College Domestic students can access their benefits by visiting We Speak Student and International students can access their benefits using Morcare. Both health benefit packages give access to WECONNECT, a mental health benefit that provides a number of services including:
- Uncapped Counselling Sessions (for you and your dependents) via phone|web|livechat|email|txt|app
- Mobile Application
- Life Coaching
- Wellness Coaching
- Mindfulness Programs
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Legal Consulting
- Financial Consulting
For our international students, there is much to learn about health care in Canada!
Sleep Pods on Campus! Why? Because Sleep hygiene is important, and you are busy. If you find yourself between classes or between school and work and would like to catch up on some rest, please locate a sleep pod on campus. The pod offers a number of features, including a timed nap. The benefits of rest correlate to positive long-term health, improved mood, creativity, and learning! Watch this video to learn more about our sleep pods!
Explore the North around Northern College campuses. We have green spaces (that will soon turn white with winter). We also have reflection spaces for meditation and cultural spaces for traditional practices. Enjoying time outside, or in a quiet space on campus can help recentre you and your focus.
Our “Living Works Start” course is a 90 minute, online certificate program that teaches trainees to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support. This powerful four-step model aims to keep someone safe from suicide, and you’ll have a chance to practice it with impactful simulations. Safety resources and support are available throughout the program.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a mental health crisis, or a worsening of their mental health.
To enrol in this course, please contact Nichole Roy at email@example.com.
Community & Online Supports
Call or text 988 for a safe place to talk, 24 hours a day.
For more information, visit https://988.ca/
Visit your local hospital to learn about their programs and services related to mental health and wellbeing. If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency situation, please present at your nearest hospital emergency department or cal 9-1-1.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Cochrane Temiskaming Branch provides recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. They provide the supports and services to people living with and touched by mental illness that are needed on their journey to happy and fulfilling lives, while educating and advocating for a caring community where everyone belongs.
Their BounceBack program is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.
Good2Talk offers free, confidential support to post-secondary students in Ontario 24/7. For many, post-secondary can be an exciting and, at times, stressful or overwhelming experience. Good2Talk can support students through a wide range of issues that may be impacting their mental health and well-being, including depression, anxiety, substance use, academic stress, personal or family relationships, loneliness, identity, financial concerns and other challenges. By connecting with Good2Talk, post-secondary students can receive professional counselling, volunteer crisis support and information and referrals about mental health services and supports on and off campus.
Call 1-866-925-5454, text GOOD2TALKON to 686868.
The Nishnawbe Aski Mental Health Wellness Support Access Program (NAN Hope) provides community-driven, culturally appropriate and timely mental health and addictions support to members of the 49 First Nations communities in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Territory. This First Nation-led program is in response to the specific mental health needs of community members in northern Ontario, offering a central access point to mental health and addictions support.
Phone or text 1-844-NAN-HOPE (1-844-626-4673) and live chat helpline for the Nishnawbe Aski First Nations communities.
In Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi, SOCH (ਸੋਚ) means “to think” or “a thought”. As community mental health nurses, we truly believe that the way of combating the stigma towards mental health is to change the way our community “thinks” about mental health. Soch offers a number of mental health resources for South Asian students
Black Mental Health Canada (BMHC) is a volunteer, non-profit, community-based organization that was founded in 2019 to help meet the mental health needs of the diverse Black communities in Canada.They offer programs, workshops and a forum to support the unique experiences of black people in Canada.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction (CCSA) is an organization providing national leadership on substance use and to advance solutions to address alcohol- and other drug-related harms. Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health provides people living in Canada with the information they need to make well-informed and responsible decisions about their alcohol consumption.