Osgoode Hall launches website for law student mental health

September 11, 2014

York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, with the support of Ontario, has launched JustBalance, a new website that offers resources for law student wellness and mental health. The University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa, the University of Windsor, Queen’s University, Western University, and Lakehead University are also members of the website. JustBalance provides support for students dealing with anxiety, stress, or other mental or physical health concerns. “Our primary aim is to improve the mental health outcomes of Ontario’s 4,100 law students and future lawyers,” said Banka Goela, who provides counselling and other services at Osgoode. Osgoode Dean Lorne Sossin said that the site will serve as “a forum for exploring the systemic and personal issues facing today’s law students in a way that is both relevant and meaningful.” YorkU News Release