Student Health and Wellness acknowledges the racial disparities in mental health care.
Student Health and Wellness provides the following services for IBPOC students:
- SHW staff provide culturally sensitive counselling, medical services and programming
- Ongoing collaboration with Racialized Student Groups and International Students to promote IBPOC mental wellbeing through mental health awareness initiatives, advocacy and more.
On Campus Supports and Resources
Thunder Bay Campus
|LUSU Centres and Student Groups|
The AAC offers programs and services in areas such as, but not limited to: Sports and referral, Aboriginal Issues, Advocating and Lobbying Cross Culture Training, Traditional Healing, The Four Sacred Medicines, How to Approach an Elder Protocol, Sweatlodge Ceremony, Pow-wow and Protocol, Traditional Art Workshops, Traditional Arts and Crafts Workshops, Aboriginal Speaker Series, Discussion Groups, Stereotypes and Myth Breaking, Traditional Feasts, and Aboriginal Library/Resource Centre.
The MCC is an education, lobbying, support and referral service, which is open to all Lakehead University students regardless of ethnic background. The MCC hosts events that acknowledge and celebrate the cultural diversity at Lakehead and around the world. Often, there are a series of interactive diversity nights on campus. These nights are multidimensional and take the form of workshops, concerts and cultural dinners
Off Campus Supports and Resources
|Remote Resources and Hotlines|
Canada-wide helpline for young black individuals who need help accessing mental health and educational resources. Available daily from 9 am-10 pm EST. 1-833-294-8650.
Offers a directory of care providers, primarily therapists, who have committed to supporting IBPOC individuals. Also offers many external resources including articles, meditation practices, podcasts, videos and many other forms of additional resources for patrons to explore.
Confronts the barriers to healthcare and reproductive freedom for Canadian IBPOC women, two-spirit, and non-binary individuals.
Using a holistic and integrated service model addressing the political, social, and cultural challenges faced by their communities.
Dedicated to improving the health of Asian communities within Canada. Offered in a variety of languages to improve accessibility.
With our confidential helpline, our youth receives immediate, anonymous, and confidential support over the phone from 12 PM – 12 AM EST 7 days a week. Call or text 1 (866) 627-3342.
Offers multilingual resources for individuals on the topics of mental health, resources, and avenues of treatment.
|Apps, Podcasts and Accounts to Follow|
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