What is it?
The Consultation & Support program provides informal, confidential consultation with therapists from Mental Health. The service is free of charge and offered on a first come, first served basis. Consultation & Support drop-in is available by phone and video conferencing, Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 3:00pm.
Consultation clinicians will provide support, coaching, and connect students to other campus resources as needed. Although therapists provide this service, it is not a substitute for formal counseling. The Drop-In Consultation & Support program is also not suited to treat mental health emergencies; students who are experiencing a mental health crisis are encouraged to utilize SHaW Mental Health crisis resources here.
Who is it for?
Students who may benefit from attending a Consultation & Support session include:
- Students who want help connecting to resources but are unsure where to begin
- Students who are looking for advice on a non-clinical issue
- Students who are unsure about therapy and are curious about what it is like to talk to a therapist
- Students who may have concerns about the mental health of a friend and seek advice on how to support their friend
How is this program beneficial?
Consultation & Support creates space for students to seek immediate support for non-crisis concerns. By doing so, we support students in need before they reach the level of crisis. This benefits students’ mental health as well as our allocation of resources within SHaW-Mental Health. Furthermore, Consultation & Support contributes to the social justice mission of SHaW by reducing barriers to mental health services for student populations who are less likely to seek formal mental health treatment. *The Consultation & Support Drop-In hour is inspired by Cornell University’s Let’s Talk program
*The Consultation & Support Drop-In hour is inspired by Cornell University’s Let’s Talk program.