Welcome to Sheridan Counselling Services
Counselling Services supports the academic, personal, and social growth of students from diverse backgrounds and with specific, individual needs. The college years can be times of accelerated growth and learning, significant challenges, and considerable stress. It is normal, even expected that students will encounter difficult or stressful events. However, when students use the resources available to them, there is a much greater chance of success and overall well-being.
Sheridan's staff and Counsellors are available to assist with any of your concerns. Counselling Services are offered to assist students in building solutions to their own personal, emotional or interpersonal concerns that may be impacting academic success at Sheridan.
Counselling appointments are free, confidential and readily available for your benefit. Learn more about counselling here.
We offer drop-in sessions for your convenience. You can sign up for a drop-in appointment on the same day that you would like to see a Counsellor by coming to our office in room B104 at Trafalgar, room B230 at Davis, or at the Welcome Desk at HMC. We also offer appointments and can make referrals to other community services.
If you feel you are in crisis either during or after classes there is help available. During regular office hours (9am to 5pm) please come to our office (Trafalgar: B104, Davis: B230, or HMC: the Welcome Desk) or call us at:
- Trafalgar (905) 845-9430 ext. 2521
- Davis (905) 845-9430 ext. 5400
- HMC (905) 845-9430 ext. 2528
For First Appointment Forms, see the links on Book an Appointment.
Using This Website
This website can be an excellent tool to help take the first steps towards better emotional and mental health to help you along your academic and personal journey. You can begin by looking at our list of common questions, concerns, and quick tips. If you find your question or concern is not listed here, or you would like to take the next step and meet with one of our counsellors, you can learn about what to expect in counselling and then book an appointment. If you feel you are currently in crisis and need help immediately, please find more information here. If you are worried about a friend, you can find out ways to help here. If you are accessing this website after hours, you can also find more resources from the following list of emergency contact services. For more information about counselling, browse our other links, or check out our drop-in hours to find direct answers to any questions you may have.
Mental Health Diagnoses
If you have a mental health diagnosis, have recently received a mental health diagnosis, or are wondering if you have a mental health diagnosis and you are interested in investigating options regarding possible academic accommodations, please print out and have your physician fill out this form and then book an appointment with counselling services as soon as possible, bringing the completed form with you at that time.
If you are a student with mental health or emotional health history who is considering transitioning back to school after some time away, there is a wonderful, free-of-charge bridging program offered by George Brown College that some students find very helpful to take before embarking on their next program of study. It is called "Redirection Through Education - For You." Find more information here.
College, Stress, and Mental Health: In the News
Keep up to date with mental health issues and developments in colleges and universities by learning what to expect through transitions, stress, and about how to cope. Read up on the latest information in the news here:
The Toronto Star - The Survival Guide: Mental Health
McLeans - The Mental Health Crisis on Campus: Canadian Students Feel Hopeless, Depressed, Even Suicidal
The Vancouver Sun - Opening Their Eyes: More College Campaigns Hope that Sleep Campaigns will Cure What Ails Students
The Toronto Star - Listen to Queen's University's Ideas on Preventing Suicide