I am feeling lonely and isolated.

Resources for Feeling Lonely/Isolated

When you are feeling lonely and isolated is it important to reach out and connect with friends, family and other meaningful relationships. Meaningful relationships and connection play a vital role in overall well-being, mental health and emotional health.

They also help revitalize you and give you a sense of belonging.

Are you located in residence?

Students Living in Residence

Are you located in residence? Consider reaching out to your Don in residence. There is programming within residence that may assist with connecting to others on campus.

Are you living remotely or not in Residence?

FYNIRS

If you are in first year, connect with the FYNIRS program.

Reach out to an Academic Advisor

For information on academic advisor contact information in your department/year, please see our Academic Advisor page.

If you are an international student:

Queen’s University International Centre

Consider reaching out to our Queen’s University International Centre. For further information about resources available to you, including Advising and Counselling, please see the QUIC website.

Indigenous students:

Indigenous students

Reach out to our Aboriginal Access team or Four Directions.

Engineering Society

The Engineering Society offers may ways to get connected and get involved at Queen’s, even remotely. For more information, please see this resource or visit the EngSoc website.

AMS Clubs and Groups

Check out AMS clubs/groups.

WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Mentorship program that pairs Undergraduate students with upper-year students or women in academia and industry. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Learn more about WiSE.

Embedded Counsellor

If you are in Ontario, you may want to consider meeting with our Embedded Counsellor who can provide you with confidential, personal counselling and help you with finding ways to maintain your motivation and mental state over the academic year. Book an appointment.

Console

If you have questions about mental health topics or need support of any kind, you’re not alone. Console is a platform that lets you choose the level of mental health care that is best for you at any time. For further information, please see the the Console website.

Wellness Navigator

Unsure of what type of support and resources you need? The Wellness Navigator can work with you to assess and determine your individual needs and connect you with the appropriate resources and supports. For further information or to make an appointment, please visit Personal Counselling & Wellness Services.

Headspace

Queen’s Engineering have access to a free year long subscription to the most science-based meditation app available, Headspace, to work towards a better school-life balance.
Content specifically for student life/work life, anxiety, stress, motivation, low mood, relationships, etc.
Lots of other content such a sleep suite, a women’s collection, pride suite, cultivating black joy, and others. Also includes music designed to help you focus, movement and yoga for mindfulness, podcast and video lessons to help move through difficult situations.
Find out how to sign up here.

Faith and Spiritual Life

Faith and Spiritual Life offers multi-faith, non-judgmental support for religious, spiritual, personal, and financial problems, concerns or crises. Faith and Spiritual Life strives to facilitate a welcoming, peaceful, and safe space. Chaplains can also provide support, ceremonial services, interfaith community development and spiritual support to students, faculty, and staff.
They are faith-positive, spirituality-positive, and queer-positive. They respect and advocate for both freedom of, and freedom from, religion.
Student life at university is full of opportunities for personal growth both inside and outside the classroom. But there are times when students feel the need for support:

  • In times of loneliness or personal need, perhaps due to anxiety, depression or financial problems.
  • In times of change, as you prepare for marriage or decide a career.
  • In times of crisis, such as death, accident or serious illness.

Find more here.

Peer Support Centre

The Peer Support Centre is a great place for students to go looking for support. They are available from 10 am to 10 pm every day so you can drop in at any time. Learn more about the PSC.