Wellness Hub

                                 Wellness

Welcome to the Wellness Hub!

The Department of Oncology encourages all students, residents, faculty, and staff to be aware of their role in supporting the health, mental health, and well-being of all those who are a part of our community. On the Wellness Hub, you can find services and resources available to all members of Western University, through the University and the broader community, some of which are accessible as online resources.


If you, or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911. ON CAMPUS: Please dial 911 from a campus phone, or 1.519.661.3300 from your cell phone to be connected to first responders at Western University. AT LHSC - VH: Please dial x18182 or x55555 for help.

Frequently asked questions

What should I do if a learner is in distress?

As per the PGME Health and Safety Policy, urgent resident safety issues must be brought to the attention of the proper program leader. The contacts for Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology residents are as follows:

Dr. Kylea Potvin, Medical Oncology Program Director | T: 519.685.8600 x53292
Dr. Joanna Laba, Radiation Oncology Program Director | T: 519.685.8600 x52833
Dr. Chris Watling, PGME Associate Dean | T: 519.661.2019 x82019
Dr. Glenn Bauman, Chair/Chief, Oncology | Pager: 13251

Where can I find information on Resident Appeals, Supervision/Health and Safety?

The Department of Oncology is committed to supporting the health and well-being of its community. To learn more about the department's policy, please review the Resident Health and Safety Policy. If you or someone you know is in need of support, please review Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Support and Counselling resource. 

Who do I contact for Support and Counseling?

The Learner Equity & Wellness Office at Schulich offers physical, psychological and professional safety of learners, as well as supporting academic wellness and providing career guidance. To report an issue, please do so through the Learner Equity & Wellness department. 

Can residents and leaders get support onsite at LHSC? 

All residents, faculty and staff working at the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital site are able to get in person support by visiting the Schulich suite, located in A4-901. Staff members within the office have been crisis trained, and are able to work with individuals in need of support to help determine the best next steps. If you have a student, staff, or faculty member in crisis, and you are in need of support to aid in this process, please walk them over to the Schulich suite. Our office is open 8:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.

Residents, faculty, and staff also have access to wellness resources online through the Wellness and Resiliency Task Force.

Support is also available from the LRCP Peer For Peer Support Program members:

Dr. Glenn Bauman | Pager: 13251
Dr. Maria MacDonald | Pager: 18085
Dr. Joy Mangel | Pager: 15152

How are you doing?

The Wellness Check table breaks down your wellness attitudes into three distinct categories: Prevention for practice of wellness daily, Concern denoting a change in your wellness, and Crisis for when you feel out of options. Take a look, and see where you fit in. Please also review the Wellness Resources below, which are broken down by wellness attitue, and user group, i.e. resident, physician, staff.

Wellness Check for Residents and Leaders
PREVENTION
Practice Wellness Daily
CONCERN
When you notice a change
CRISIS
When you feel out of options
Personal wellness practices:
  • Meditate
  • Exercise
  • Relax
  • Hobbies
  • Social Activities
  • Go outside
  • Eat well
  • Sleep
Stress management techniques:
  • Exercise
  • Meditate
  • Seek support
  • Seek support and Counseling 
  • Journal
  • Check your Self-talk
  • Set boundaries
  • Practice breathing exercise
Reach out for help:

 

Schulich Wellness Resources for Residents and Leadership


Resources for Students & Residents

As a student, or a resident at Western University, and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, you have access to a variety of resources to assist you with your wellness goals.

Prevention Resources

Western Wellness Education Centre | 519.661.2111 x87127
UCC room 76 | M - F: 11:30am - 4pm

Western Health & Wellness | 519.661.3030
UCC room 11 | Physical Health: M - Th: 9am - 7pm, F: 9am - 4pm, Saturday schedule
                        | Mental Health: M - Th: 9am - 4:40pm, F: 9am - 4pm

Schulich Postgraduate Wellness (PARO) 1.866.435.7362
24 /7 hotline for medical students, residents, their partners, and family members

Schulich Learner Equity & Wellness  
London | 519.661.4234 | Western University, Kresge Building, room K1
Windsor | 519.253.3000 x4302 | University of Windsor, Medical Education Building, room 2124A

Western Campus Recreation 519.661.3090 | Western Student Recreation Centre
September - April Sun:9am - 11:30pm, M-Th: 6am - 11:30pm, F: 6am - 8pm, Sat:9am-8pm *Hours will differ during the summer, holiday's and exam periods. Please check the website for these updates.

Department of Oncology Wellness Handbook
The Department of Oncology Wellness Handbook provides information on Wellness resources and Physician Burn Out information for medical students, residents, physicians, and staff. Hard copies of the handbook are available by contacting oncology@lhsc.on.ca.

Spiritual Care LHSC | 519.685.8500 or internally at x58418, spiritualcare@lhsc.on.ca  
The Spiritual Care Sanctuary at LHSC can be accessed by all members of the community 24/ 7. These sanctuary's are supportive of all spiritual and religious needs, beliefs, values and practice, and provide a space for all prayer, reflection, and quiet meditation.

Victoria Hospital | Interfaith Pager - 14692 / Roman Catholic Pager - 13982
The Sanctuary at Victoria Hospital is located on Level 3, between the “C” zone elevators and the main Cafeteria “Fayes Café”, Room C3-402.

University Hospital | Interfaith Pager 14692 / Roman Catholic Pager 13982
The Sanctuary at University Hospital is located on the 1st floor, just off of the Main Lobby, beside the main elevators, Room A1-502.

CMA Wellness Connection
The Wellness Connection is a virtual space that brings together learners and physicians in a safe space to provide support, advice and help. This virtual space enables users to attend virtual support group sessions, participate in "compassion rounds," "psychological firts aid," and is home to a "gratitude space."

Concern

Western Student Health Services  | 519.661.3030
Student Health Services is accessible to students, residents and faculty. The clinic, located in UCC room 11, in conjunction with its regular clinical services also provides resources for counselling and psychiatry, allergy injections, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and access to a Trans Care Team.

Good2Talk | 1.866.925.5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
Provides confidential support services 24/7 to post-secondary students.

Ontario Physician Health Program (PHP) | 1.800.851.6606
PHP is a confidential service that welcomes self referrals from medical students, residents, and physicians in Ontario who have concerns with wellness, mental health and substance abuse.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) | 24/7 National Crisis Line 1.833.456.4566 
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established and extensive community mental health resource in Canada. CMHA provides support through advocacy groups, programs and resources that help prevent mental health problems and illnesses, and support recovery and resilience. At the local level, CMHA Middlesex serves London, and its surrounding communities, and can be reached by calling 519.434.9191.

Crisis

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) | 24/7 National Crisis Line 1.833.456.4566 
Locally CMHA Middlesex can be reached by calling 519.434.9191.

ANOVA | 24/7 crisis and support line 519.642.3003
ANOVA provides safe places, shelters, and supports for women and children who have been oppresed, and experienced domestic violence and sexual assult.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness | 24/7 crisis line 1.855.242.3310
Hope for Wellness is a 24 hour, 7 days a week help line that offers immediate support to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Reach Out | 24/7 crisis line 519.433.2023
Reach Out serves the communities of Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex and London, and provides information, support, and crisis services. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Resources for Faculty

Prevention Resources

Living Well @ Western | 519.661.2194
Living Well @ Western offers a number of free opportunties to build wellness into your day. Whether you are looking to connect with others, exercise or relax, there is something for everyone. Check out their website to stay up to day with wellness event offerings and activities.  

Western Campus Recreation 519.661.3090 | Western Student Recreation Centre
September - April S:9am - 11:20pm, M-Th: 6am - 11:30pm, F: 6am - 8pm, Sat.:9am-8pm *Hours will differ during the summer, holiday's and exam periods. Please check the website for these updates.

Department of Oncology Wellness Handbook
The Department of Oncology Wellness Handbook provides information on Wellness resources and Physician Burn Out information for medical students, residents, physicians, and staff. Hard copies of the handbook are available by contacting oncology@lhsc.on.ca.

Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
EFAP is a confidential and voluntary support service, provided by Morneau Shepell that can help you to optimize your current wellbeing.

Spiritual Care LHSC | 519.685.8500 or internally at x58418, spiritualcare@lhsc.on.ca   
The Spiritual Care Sanctuary at LHSC can be accessed by all members of the community 24/ 7. These sanctuary's are supportive of all spiritual and religious needs, beliefs, values and practice, and provide a space for all prayer, reflection, and quiet meditation.

Victoria Hospital | Interfaith Pager - 14692 / Roman Catholic Pager - 13982
The Sanctuary at Victoria Hospital is located on Level 3, between the “C” zone elevators and the main Cafeteria “Fayes Café”, Room C3-402.

University Hospital | Interfaith Pager 14692 / Roman Catholic Pager 13982
The Sanctuary at University Hospital is located on the 1st floor, just off of the Main Lobby, beside the main elevators, Room A1-502.

CMA Wellness Connection
The Wellness Connection is a virtual space that brings together learners and physicians in a safe space to provide support, advice and help. This virtual space enables users to attend virtual support group sessions, participate in "compassion rounds," "psychological firts aid," and is home to a "gratitude space."

Concern

Western Student Health Services  | 519.661.3030
Student Health Services is accessible to students, residents and faculty. The clinic, located in UCC room 11, in conjunction with its typcial services also provides resources for counselling and psychiatry, allergy injections, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and access to a Trans Care Team.

Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
EFAP is a confidential and voluntary support service, provided by Morneau Shepell that can help you to optimize your current wellbeing.

Ontario Physician Health Program (PHP) | 1.800.851.6606
PHP is a confidential service that welcomes self referrals from medical students, residents, and physicians in Ontario who have concerns with wellness, mental health and substance abuse.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) | 24/7 National Crisis Line 1.833.456.4566 
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established and extensive community mental health resource in Canada. CMHA provides support through advocay groups, programs and resources that help prevent mental health problems and illnesses, and support recovery and resilience. At the local level, CMHA Middlesex serves London, and its surrounding communities, and can be reached by calling 519.434.9191.

Crisis

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) | 24/7 National Crisis Line 1.833.456.4566 
Locally CMHA Middlesex can be reached by calling 519.434.9191.

ANOVA | 24/7 crisis and support line 519.642.3003
ANOVA provides safe places, shelters, and supports for women and children who have been oppresed, and experienced domestic violence and sexual assult.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness | 24/7 crisis line 1.855.242.3310
Hope for Wellness is a 24 hour, 7 days a week help line that offers immediate support to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Reach Out | 24/7 crisis line 519.433.2023
Reach Out serves the communities of Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex and London, and provides information, support, and crisis services. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Resources for Staff

Prevention Resources

Living Well @ Western | 519.661.2194
Living Well @ Western offers a number of free opportunties to build wellness into your day. Whether you are looking to connect with others, exercise or relax, there is something for everyone. Check out their website to stay up to day with wellness event offerings and activities.  

Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
EFAP is a confidential and voluntary support service, provided by Morneau Shepell that can help you to optimize your current wellbeing.

Department of Oncology Wellness Handbook
The Department of Oncology Wellness Handbook provides information on Wellness resources and Physician Burn Out information for medical students, residents, physicians, and staff.Hard copies of the handbook are available by contacting oncology@lhsc.on.ca.

Where Wellness Works | Victoria Hospital x57114
Where Wellness Works provides programs, supports, resources, and practical tools to advance wellness across the LHSC community.

Spiritual Care LHSC | 519.685.8500 or internally at x58418, spiritualcare@lhsc.on.ca  
The Spiritual Care Sanctuary at LHSC can be accessed by all members of the community 24/ 7. These sanctuary's are supportive of all spiritual and religious needs, beliefs, values and practice, and provide a space for all prayer, reflection, and quiet meditation.

Victoria Hospital | Interfaith Pager - 14692 / Roman Catholic Pager - 13982
The Sanctuary at Victoria Hospital is located on Level 3, between the “C” zone elevators and the main Cafeteria “Fayes Café”, Room C3-402.

University Hospital | Interfaith Pager 14692 / Roman Catholic Pager 13982
The Sanctuary at University Hospital is located on the 1st floor, just off of the Main Lobby, beside the main elevators, Room A1-502.

Concern

Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
EFAP is a confidential and voluntary support service, provided by Morneau Shepell that can help you to optimize your current wellbeing.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) | 24/7 National Crisis Line 1.833.456.4566 
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established and extensive community mental health resource in Canada. CMHA provides support through advocay groups, programs and resources that help prevent mental health problems and illnesses, and support recovery and resilience. At the local level, CMHA Middlesex serves London, and its surrounding communities, and can be reached by calling 519.434.9191.

Crisis

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) | 24/7 National Crisis Line 1.833.456.4566 
Locallly CMHA Middlesex can be reached by calling 519.434.9191.

ANOVA | 24/7 crisis and support line 519.642.3003
ANOVA provides safe places, shelters, and supports for women and children who have been oppresed, and experienced domestic violence and sexual assult.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness | 24/7 crisis line 1.855.242.3310
Hope for Wellness is a 24 hour, 7 days a week help line that offers immediate support to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Reach Out | 24/7 crisis line 519.433.2023
Reach Out serves the communities of Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex and London, and provides information, support, and crisis services. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.