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Resources for Resident Health and Wellness

Queen's/KHSC Resources  
Director of Resident Wellness The Director of Resident Wellness provides assistance and support to residents in difficulty.
Regional Learner Advocates RLAs are local, identifiable representatives in Belleville, Oshawa, and Peterborough who provide support to Queen's residents in those communities.
Student Wellness Services SWS provides short-term counselling geared to resolving personal difficulties, dealing with crises and distressing situations.  They also work with partners in the Kingston community to assist students who need specialized mental health services or longer-term counselling support.  The office also provides a series of online workbooks for anxiety, mood, and practicing self-care and compassion.
School of Medicine Counsellor Residents have access to a new counselling service provided by the School of Medicine and Queen’s Student Wellness Services (SWS).  Anna Paolucci is the designated counsellor for the School of Medicine and she meets with students and residents who are experiencing feelings of stress and pressure in their daily lives.
Postgraduate Policies For detailed information on a wide variety of topics, please refer to specific postgraduate policies.
Queen's Student Affairs Health and Wellness Student Affairs is focused on raising awareness of mental health issues and currently has a broad range of initiatives designed to help students, faculty and staff support those experiencing mental health problems.
KHSC Employee and Family Assistance Program KHSC residents have full access to a wide range of confidential services through Homewood Human Solutions.  Visit their website or visit KHSC Occupational Health, Safety, and Wellness to find out more, or call Homewood Human Solutions at 1-800-663-1142
Financial Resources  
Resolve Credit and Financial Counselling Services Resolve Credit & Financial Counselling Services is a community-based non-profit credit counselling service. We are an accredited member of the Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services (OACCS) and the Canadian Association of Credit Counselling Services (CACCS). We are also a registered Canadian charity and a member agency of the United Way.
KHSC Employee and Family Assistance Program Professional and confidential counselling for personal, family or work-related problems is available for residents. Visit Homewood Health website or call 1-800-663-1142 to make an appointment with a counsellor or to speak immediately with a counsellor if you are in crisis. KHSC residents have full access to a wide range of confidential services through Homewood Human Solutions.  Log into the KHSC intranet for further information.
PARO PARO maintains a financial planner on their website for residents.
MD Financial Management MD offers financial and wealth strategies designed exclusively for Canada's physicians and their families.  MD provides services such as financial planning, insurance, and incorporation advice.
Chartered Banks Most Canadian chartered banks offer financial planning services to their customers free of charge.  Contact your bank today to learn more about its services and to create a financial plan.
Community Resources  
Addiction & Mental Health Services KFL&A (AMHS-KFLA) AMHS-KFLA is a non-profit corporation providing a continuum of services to those with mental health and/or addiction issues in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington area.
Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK) TALK is a phone line dedicated to serving the Kingston Community and beyond.  They offer a completely confidential, non-judgmental, and anonymous listening service.
Sexual Assault Centre Kingston The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston provides free, confidential, non-judgmental support to survivors of sexualized violence, offers public education on issues of sexualized violence and strives toward the prevention of all forms of sexualized violence.
TEND Academy Organizational & personal strategies that can be used to reduce the negative consequences of high stress and high trauma work environments.
Provincial Resources  
OMA Physician Health Program The PHP serves the needs of physicians suffering from substance use disorders, and/or psychiatric disorders through prompt intervention, referral to treatment, monitoring and advocacy.
PARO Help Line The PARO 24 Hour Helpline is available to residents, their partners and family members, as well as medical students.  It provides immediate assistance in emergency or urgent matters, also also referrals for a wide range of issues.
National Resources  
CMA Physician Health A collection of news, online information, and other resources relating to physicians health maintained by the Canadian Medical Association. A comprehensive, online physician health and wellness resource designed to help physicians and physicians in training to be resilient in their professional and personal lives.
Resident Doctors of Canada Wellbeing Library The E-Library is a comprehensive repository of documents about resident issues, and about Resident Doctors of Canada (formerly the Canadian Association of Interns and Residents - CAIR).