Local Wellness Advisor (LWAs) are trained clinicians embedded within faculties and services to orient and connect you with the appropriate support resource - on-campus or off-campus - for your unique situation. LWAs also offer wellness programming tailored to your faculty and work with departments on wellness awareness, prevention and early intervention.
To be eligible for the services of the Student Wellness Hub, including Local Wellness Advisors, you must:
- Be physically located in the province of Quebec at the time of your appointment. This is due to restrictions imposed by various professional orders who license our clinicians to practice in certain jurisdictions.
- Consent to having an appointment via telehealth.
Your First Session
LWA appointments are different from appointments with a counsellor in that LWAs have a deeper knowledge and understanding of your experience in the particular faculty that you're in. Appointments are 45 minutes long, including time to complete intake forms. You can book your appointment online now!
During a consultation appointment, your LWA will:
- Conduct an assessment
- Provide a brief intervention
- And develop a wellness plan with you based on your needs
The goal is to provide you with guidance, information and coaching.
Please note that your LWA can't refer you directly to a psychiatrist. They can connect you to a GP if a referral to a psychiatrist is necessary.
Get to know your LWA!
Click on the faculty or community most relevant to you to learn more about your LWA and book an appointment.