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Mental Health Wellness Day

MHWD is an annual event.  The next one will be sometime in October, 2015.

Some highlights from last year's event:

On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 faculty, staff and student leaders wore orange t-shirts to mark Mental Health Wellness Day. The purpose of the day is clear; We want our students to know:

  • 1 in 5 Canadians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime
  • uWaterloo is a caring community and is a safe place to ask for help
  • We have the resources to help you

During Mental Health Wellness Day we asked people to tweet their answers to “What do I do to stay mentally healthy?” using the #1in5 hashtag. 

staff and students proudly wearing their MHWD shirts

One event during MHWD was Spin-for-Mental-Health and it was open to all students, faculty and staff.  

15 Stationary bikes were set up in the SLC Great Hall from 11-5 on the 21st. Throughout the course of the day, over 2,280 collective minutes of spinning took place.

Thank you to all who participated; we look forward to next year's Mental Health Wellness Day!

In addition to this campus Mental Health Wellness Day, eight weeks of mental health promotion activities were available for students to take part in. See the calendar below for more details.

Emergency Info

  • In crisis?
  • Feel unsafe?
  • Worried you might hurt yourself or others?

In Waterloo Region access Emergency contacts

Away from campus?

  • contact someone you trust
  • go to the nearest hospital or safe place
  • call a local help line
  • contact us and we'll try to find local supports to help you