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Welcome to Campus Wellness

Campus Wellness is here to help all students at the University of Waterloo. Our professionals provide primary medical care and mental health services using an inclusive, connected, and collaborative approach.

You can find the Health Services building across from the Student Life Centre (SLC) or by calling 519-888-4096. You can find Counselling Services at Needles Hall North, 2nd floor or by calling 519-888-4567 ext. 32655. See our Hours page for more information about specific service hours.

If you are a faculty or staff member who is seeking personal health care or mental health support, please see the Employee Assistance Program or contact Occupational Health. If you are looking for information about the Healthy Workplace Committee, please see the Healthy Workplace website.

If you are looking for information about the President's Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health, please see the PAC-SMH website.

  1. Oct. 5, 2017Reminder: Campus Wellness locations are closed on Monday, October 9

    Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday (Monday, October 9, 2017). Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
     
    If you experience a medical emergency or mental health crisis during the holiday, please refer to the following emergency services and contacts:

    General emergency contacts

    • UW Police 519-888-4567 ext 22222
    • or 9-1-1

    Hospital information

  2. Sep. 29, 20172017 flu vaccination clinic dates now available

    The change of seasons often brings an influenza outbreak. Although influenza activity generally peaks around January, it takes the body about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies that will protect against influenza virus infection. For that reason, it's important to get vaccinated before the seasonal outbreak, especially if you fall into the high risk category. 

    Students, staff, and faculty are invited to get their influenza vaccination through Health Services at one of the following dates:

  3. Sep. 1, 2017Reminder: Campus Wellness locations are closed on Monday, September 4

    Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed for the Labour Day holiday (Monday, September 4, 2017). Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
     
    If you experience a medical emergency or mental health crisis during the holiday, please refer to the following emergency services and contacts:

    General emergency contacts

    • UW Police 519-888-4567 ext 22222
    • or 9-1-1

    Hospital information

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  1. Nov. 22, 2017Coping Skills Seminar - Challenging ThinkingCoping Skills Seminar Challenging Thinking poster

    Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

    Challenging Thinking

    Learn how to:

    • Identify unhelpful thinking patterns
    • Challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts
    • Think in a more balanced way
    • Relax using mindfulness strategies

    Register on LEADS.

  2. Nov. 23, 2017Calming the Panic: Practical Skills to Reduce AnxietyCalming the Panic poster

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    • Facts about panic/anxiety attacks
    • Common symptoms of panic attacks
    • Practical coping strategies for calming down your mind and body

    Facilitator: Sue Fraser, MSW, RSW

    Register on LEADS.

  3. Nov. 27, 2017Coping Skills Seminar - Managing EmotionsCoping Skills Seminar poster

    Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

    Managing Emotions

    Learn how to:

    • Identify emotional triggers
    • Regulate emotions with self-soothing, coping thoughts, and grounding
    • Increase pleasurable activities
    • Relax using guided imagery visualization

    Register on LEADS.

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  1. Nov. 21, 2017Wellness podcast and app recommendations: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and Happifyheadphones and smartphone

    Podcasts and apps can be an excellent complement to your self-care routine. The Campus Wellness blog will be posting recommendations for podcasts and apps that might help you find motivation or cope with stress. These recommendations are made for educational purposes only.

  2. Nov. 14, 2017How to incorporate meditation into your lifestack of rocks

    Taking some time in your day to do some quiet reflection and deep breathing can be a really beneficial way to lower your stress levels. Meditation and mindfulness exercises are two ways you can help your body relax by focusing your thoughts and slowing your breathing. You might be wondering if you have time to build these kinds of exercises into your already busy schedule, but the good news is that even a small amount of focused mindfulness can help relax your mind and body.

  3. Nov. 7, 2017Common questions about our Coping Skills seminarsrainbow pencil crayons

    Counselling Services offers four 1-hour Coping Skills seminars all term long. Most every week of term you can find at least one seminar to take. But you might be wondering what a Coping Skills seminar actually is and whether or not taking one is right for you. Our Coping Skills seminars were developed to help you gain insight into your patterns of thinking, feeling, and self-care that can contribute to your overall mood and outlook.

    Why should I take a Coping Skills seminar?

    By taking the Coping Skills seminars you will cover many of the questions and themes you would cover in your first one or two individual counselling sessions. If you attend a Coping Skills seminar while you are on our waitlist for individual counselling, you might be able to better identify your counselling goals before you are matched with your counsellor for your first appointment.

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