Mental Health Wellness Day

Ending the stigma of mental illness

Every October, the Waterloo community creates an "orange wave" across campus in celebration of Mental Health Wellness day.

By wearing bright orange t-shirts and participating in awareness-raising events, students, staff and faculty work to end the stigma surrounding mental illness by increasing the visibility of resources and wellness services available at the university. 

Did you know... 

  • One in five Canadians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime;
  • Waterloo is a safe place to ask for help; and
  • We have resources available for you.

Annual events

If you have any questions about Mental Health Wellness Day, contact Sandra Gibson, Manager of Health Education Health Services.

Mental Health Wellness Day life ring logo

Emergency information

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