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Mental Health Wellness Day

On Thursday, October 24, 2013 faculty, staff and student leaders will be wearing 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 will be asking people to tweet their answers to “What do I do to stay mentally healthy?” using the #1in5 hashtag. You can follow along on Storify on October 24.

During the month of October, student groups focusing on mental health initiatives will be running student-focused activities on campus. Check the calendar below for upcoming events.

You can also submit your ideas to Mental Health 2.0 on how social media can promote positive mental health on university campuses and win $3000 in prizes, sponsored by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU). 



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