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Mental health means having balance in your life (work/school and personal life). Balancing can be different for everyone.

Mental illness is a real illness of the brain, producing disturbance in thoughts and emotions, making it difficult to cope with the challenges of everyday life. It’s a result of a biochemical disorder or imbalance and is a valid medical condition that deserves the same care and support as any other illness.

Mental illness can happen to anyone, regardless of age, culture, education or income.

Many International students experience culture shock when they first arrive on a new campus. Culture shock can be experienced in a number of ways and is a natural response – this can be a very stressful time. While one student might experience culture shock by being extremely lonely or homesick, another student may experience it through physical systems such as headaches, upset stomach, insomnia or an inability to concentrate. Symptoms can range from feeling sad and low, to a more severe depression. You may be aware of these feelings in the first few weeks or the reaction may be delayed. If the stress is causing disruptions in daily activities, personal life or sleep, help is available.

There are many supports on campus for International students that contribute to mental health wellness. All students are encouraged to access the many resources here on campus as listed in this website.

  • Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre has Personal Counselling Services and is located on the 4th floor of the Schmon Tower.  To book an appointment call x4750 or book online.
  • Student Health Services (SHS) has doctors, nurses, a mental health nurse and psychiatrists to assist you.  SHS is located in Harrison Hall, across from the Walker Complex.  To book an appointment call x3243.


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    Student Health Services

    Located in Harrison Hall
    (next to Campus Security)
    Physicians and Mental Health Nurse
    905-688-5550 x3243

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    Personal Counselling

    Located in the Schmon Tower – ST400
    905-688-5550 x3240 (crisis)

    905-688-5550 x4750 (non-crisis/

    appointment booking)


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    Campus Security

    Located in the Kenmore Centre (across from the Walker Complex)
    905-688-5550 x3200 (crisis)
    905-688-5550 x4300 (non-crisis)

Crisis Services
at Brock

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    Brock Campus Security

    905-688-5550 x3200

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    In Case Of Emergency

    Call 911

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    Niagara Distress Centre

    905-688-3711 (support line)

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    Niagara Health System, St. Catharines Hospital

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    Personal Counselling

    905-327-2244 (emergency after hours)

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    24 Hours Post-Secondary Student Hotline (Good 2 Talk)


After Hours Crisis Resources