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(Canada) London, Ont: Western U to offer "a confidential walk-in [mental health] clinic"

Nov 9, 2017, London, Ontario: The Gazette: Western to offer new after-hours, walk-in mental health clinic https://www.westerngazette.ca/news/western-to-offer-new-after-hours-walk-in-mental-health/article_0d982126-c57d-11e7-942d-9b256404e0ab.html Thanks to a three-year $236,000 grant from the London Community Foundation, students will have access to a confidential walk-in clinic at Western University beginning in late November. The grant will be used to bring in counsellors and cover their service fees.... “The fact that it came from the London Community Foundation shows strong support that students are members of this community,” said Mac McIntosh, USC's students programs officer. The USC sought the partnership because of student demand and the success of their crisis counselling pilot project last year.... Malone also notes that there has been an increase in mental health concerns over the past few years: physicians at Western sometimes spend 50 to 70 per cent of their days working with students with mental health concerns. She said that mental health issues interfere with academic success, so it is important to help optimize mental health.