Wellness Hub

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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 from a hospital phone, or 519.685.8600 x18182 or x55555 from a cell phone.

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. Lois Champion, PGME Associate Dean | T: 519.661.2019 x82019
Dr. Karin Hahn, Interim Chair/Chief, Oncology | Pager: 14862

What should I do if a faculty or staff member is in distress?

Urgent faculty and staff safety issues must be brought to the attention of the proper Division Head, Manager or Chair/Chief. The contacts for Oncology faculty and staff are as follows:

Dr. Joseph Mymryk, Division Head, Experimental Oncology | T: 519.685.8600 x53012
Dr. Stephen Welch, Division Head, Medical Oncology | T: 519.685.8600 x54006
Dr. Robert Dinniwell, Division Head, Radiation Oncology | T: 519.661.2019 x53347
Dr. Patrick Colquhoun, Division Head, Surgical Oncology | T: 519.661.2019 x33287
Dr. Caroline Hamm, Division Head, Windsor Oncology | T: 519.253.5253
Dr. Karin Hahn, Interim Chair/Chief, Oncology | Pager: 14862

If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance, please dial 911 or if you are within Victoria Hospital, please dial x18182 or x55555 for help.

If you are looking for resources for Faculty and Staff, please see our resources below under " Resources for Faculty", "Resources for Staff" or visit the Clinical Faculty Affairs page.

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. Joy Mangel | Pager: 15152
Dr. Veera Panuganty | Pager: 19395

Is there a resource centre at Western to support Faculty?

The Office of Faculty Equity and Wellbeing is a resoure that supports all Schulich faculty, and is responsible for all aspects of administration pertaining to faculty, to provide faculty advocacy, to promote academic quality, and to advance the strategic goals of the School.

Support is available from the Office of Equity and Wellbeing Leaders:

Dr. Andrea Lum , Vice Dean, Clinical Faculty Affairs | T: 519.661.2111 x88867
Dr. Larry Jacobs , Vice Dean, Windsor Campus | T: 519.253.3000 x1412 
Dr. Bill McCauley , Assistant Dean, Professional Affairs | T: 519.661.2111 x84325
Dr. Laura Foxcroft , Assistant Dean, Faculty Wellbeing | T: 519.661.2111 x88867.
Dr. John Yoo , Dean, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry | T: 519.661.2111 x89258.

Downloadable tools

The documents included are intended to be utilized a quick reference materials for anyone in the Department of Oncology.

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.

Summary of Resources for Western Leaders
The Summary of Resources for Western Leaders is a completely clickable listing of resources, policies, guidelines, and contacts, as well as wellness attributes to access staff, faculty and students.

Supporting Someone in Crisis - Wallet Card
This tri-fold wallet card is intended to be printe, and can be posted or can be foldedand carries on your person as a quick reference on what to do, what to say, and who to contact when you encounter anyone in crisis.

 

Coronavirus & Wellness for Residents and Physicians 

The health and safety of our community is everyone's responsibility. It is not only important that we practise physical wellness for ourselves and for the protection of others, but ensure that we are caring for our mental wellness too. As front line workers, the prevalence of burnout is on the rise. While many may be currently experiencing some distress, others may be at risk for mental health recurrence as the pandemic response continues. In conjuntion with the other resources available on this page, please also make us of Psychological PPE - an extensive guide on intervention literature for mental health in times of crisis. 


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 quick check

 

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.

Where Wellness Works (during Covid)
Theses virtual sources are designed to help clinicians/residents find the information, tools and support you need to achieving and maintain a healthy lifestyle. More information is available to residents by calling x55697, or by contacting Tracey.Cifaldi@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.

ConnexOntario | 24/7 Provincially funded live chat and chat line: 1.866.531.2600
ConnexOntario is a provincially funded confidential service that supplies information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling..

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.

Faculty Wellbeing 519.661.2111 x88867 
Clinical Faculty Affairs provides a number of resources to faculty, inclusive of a complete portfolio dedicated to Wellbeing. This online resource is a hub for the Schulich Wellbeing program, Resources for Wellbeing Leads, Resource for Faculty, and Mentoship Policy.

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.

Where Wellness Works
Theses virtual sources are designed to help residents find the information, tools and support you need to acheive and maintain a healthy lifestyle. More information is available to residents by calling x55697, or by contacting Tracey.Cifaldi@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."

CMA Physician Wellness Hub
The CMA Physician Wellness Hub provides wellness tools and resources to help empower physicians, medical learners, and leaders.

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.

ConnexOntario | 24/7 Provincially funded live chat and chat line: 1.866.531.2600
ConnexOntario is a provincially funded confidential service that supplies information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. .

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
Theses virtual sources are designed to help residents find the information, tools and support you need to acheive and maintain a healthy lifestyle. More information is available to residents by calling x55697, or by contacting Tracey.Cifaldi@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.

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.

ConnexOntario | 24/7 Provincially funded live chat and chat line: 1.866.531.2600
ConnexOntario is a provincially funded confidential service that supplies information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. .

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.