Student Wellness Services

Board of Trustees approves over $100 million in capital projects, conditionally

On July 14, the Queen’s Board of Trustees approved two major capital projects — totaling over $100 million — provided that the funding can be secured before their respective construction begins.Continue...

Online mental health resources aren’t the sole solution to student needs

Mental health apps are a great resource for university students to supplement their mental health care journey, but they’re not a stand-in for on-campus professional help.Continue...

It’s time to take mental health maintenance more seriously

When you’re in a state of mental health crisis, you become a priority. When you’re no longer a priority, maintaining your mental wellness becomes far more difficult than it should be.Continue...

What I wish someone had told me when I had an eating disorder at Queen’s

This article discusses eating disorders and may be triggering for some readers. The Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-875-6213. Continue...

Cynthia Gibney, health and wellness director at Western, to oversee Student Wellness Services

The University has hired a new executive director of Student Wellness Services, Cynthia Gibney, who will assume the position on March 2.

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Everything you need to know about pap smears

Are you a person with a cervix who’s 21 or older and has been sexually active in the past?Continue...

Student details poor treatment, slow diagnosis at Student Wellness Services

Abby Duncan, ArtSci ’22, was diagnosed with Lyme disease by doctors at Kingston General Hospital on Nov. 17 after months of searching for answers from Student Wellness Services (SWS). In an interview, she told The Journal that SWS failed to listen to her concerns.Continue...

Universities must act now to prioritize mental health care

Universities often pride themselves on their strong communities and their dedication to their students.Continue...

Clinic no-show fees leave struggling students unsupported

Seeking medical or psychiatric help as a student can be an intimidating task. Campus healthcare resources don’t make that any easier by imposing steep no-show fees on vulnerable students sometimes forced to cancel appointments last-minute.Continue...

AMS, SGPS introduce new mental health service

The AMS has partnered with the SGPS to bring a new mental health and counselling service to Queen’s students for the upcoming school year.Continue...

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