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Why are there not enough counsellors on campus? It takes a long time to get an appointment.

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  1. Budget cuts, probably. Why pay for counselling when you can increase the salary for the administration?

    If you need counselling on short notice you can call Good2Talk (the free Ontario college/university phone counselling hotline) at 1-866-925-5454

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  2. Just because it takes a long time to get an appointment are you sure that means there aren't enough counsellors on campus?

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    1. 1, I haven't heard about any budget cuts, has anyone? How many counsellors are there, can anyone find out? Any stats available to us?

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    2. @2.a. Easier said than done. Trying to get anything relevant to statistics from UW is like pulling teeth.

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  3. Maaz said at one of the election debates that the number of counsellors doubled in the past year. But I call citation needed.

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    1. 3, So what, that doesn't help if they're not doing anything useful. Have wait-times halved? Have the number of students seen doubled? If not then they're just wasting twice as much of our money.

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  4. that's why I enrolled through SJU

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  5. So is a better question why does it take so long to get a counselling appointment given how much we pay for that service?

    I agree with OP that I feel we should have better access to counselling and I don't understand why we don't. There seems to be a disconnect between the resources we give it and the services we get. What can make up that gap? Any ideas?

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    1. Usual suspects can include people not doing what they should be doing such as their jobs, lack of transparency and accountability, lack of care to fix, ineffective fixes.

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