Mental Health and Wellness

Do you ever feel stressed or have anxiety from your graduate program? Do you find yourself needing to talk to someone about what you are ​going through? Student well-being is integral to academic success.

Here at the Faculty of social science we have a range of student services related to well-being including assistance with basic needs, counselling, health, and personal safety.

Here are some common concerns that individuals are looking for help with:

Anxiety, communication, depression, grief/loss, low self-esteem, life transitions, school adjustment, relationship issues, difficulties within families, self-concept, stress, trauma, personal and career decisions, and parenting difficulties.

We can help by:

Providing a safe space for you to talk privately about your worries and concerns; listening and asking questions that help you see your problem in new ways; teaching you effective ways to cope and coaching you in ways to improve your work, school, and home life. 

We partner with many offices across campus to coordinate services that students need to be academically successful and experience optimal well-being.

Counselling and Wellness Services at The Faculty of Social Sciences

The following services and resources are available to all Social Sciences students at the University of Ottawa:

Our counselors deliver both individual and group counselling.

1- for undergraduate students:

2- for masters or a PhD students: 

  • Meet our Registered Psychotherapist, Kiran Servansing who holds a master’s in counselling with numerous years of experience in the field of mental health and education. Mrs. Servansing is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty through creative and innovative initiatives. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, mental health advisors are a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options. Mrs. Servansing is here to help students to navigate mental health during university in aspiration of breaking the stigma that prevents individuals getting the help they need.
  • Masters or a PhD students can now email to book an appointment with the dedicated counsellor (Kiran Servansing) working directly with the Faculty of Social Sciences (short term).
  • Graduate students also have access to a maximum of 10 counselling sessions with their own Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). They can schedule an appointment with a counsellor and get access to tools and resources.
Counselling and Wellness Resources on Campus

The following services and resources are available to all students at the University of Ottawa:

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