Student Welfare Services

Lyons College makes every effort to support the welfare of students through a range of services. Students are advised of these services during orientation, in the Student Handbook and throughout their course.

Lyons College strives to create a supportive environment for all students. The College has clear policies and procedures that deal with harassment, discrimination and bullying, and student conduct.

All students have access to a Welfare Specialist who will handle student welfare questions where possible, and can refer students to outside resources when necessary. These issues may include but are not limited to the

Medical issues Mental health
Crisis intervention services Disabitdty issues
issues associated with accommodation Tutoring
Legal questions Financial matters
Stress management Assistance finding visa-allowable part-time employment;
Advocacy services; Advice regarding government agencies where visa issues may be resolved

Students can schedule appointments with the Welfare Specialist, or can simply drop-in to discuss any issues of concern. Access to a welfare specialist is free of charge for students.

In a situation where a student is experiencing severe and/or urgent mental health issues the Welfare Specialist will direct the student to a psychologist. In this case, the College will cover the cost of the first two appointments with the psychologist.

Lyons College will provide academic support for students with a learning difficulty or a disability. These additional support services may include: referrals to external resources, progress intervention for at-risk students, and academic support through the relevant academic staff.