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.
Our offices are a place where human rights are respected and where LGBTQ+ people, and their friends and allies, are welcome and supported.
- Dec. 18, 2019
LifeLabs has disclosed that it has recently suffered a cyberattack that might compromise the personal information of over 15 million customers, with the majority of those being from B.C. and Ontario.
According to the announcement: the cyberattack “involved unauthorized access to our computer systems with customer information that could include name, address, email, login, passwords, date of birth, health card number and lab test results.”
- Dec. 12, 2019
The importance of health and wellness in the classroom is something Cealan Wang works hard to achieve. Wang, recipient of the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student (2019), knows that creating a healthy and engaging learning environment goes beyond simply giving information.
- Oct. 31, 2019
As per Recommendation #27 (Review Staffing Practices and Plans) of the PAC-SMH, Counselling Services has undergone an external review. The external review was to determine whether a recent reorganization, as well as the existing on-call system has achieved its purpose. Download a summary of the results here (pdf).
- Jan. 22, 2020
Do you cycle into low mood and depression?
This skills-based group offers evidence-based therapy that helps sustain recovery from depression and decrease risk of relapse.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an empirically validated group treatment program that is specifically designed to help individuals who have recovered from depression, to avoid future relapse.
The primary prevention skills are mindfulness-based practices and the focus of therapy is in prevention of relapses.
- Jan. 22, 2020
Learn the five core emotions and their functions; the importance of cultivating happiness and how to increase it; how to identify emotional triggers; how to regulate emotions with distress tolerance, self-soothing and improving the moment strategies; how to increase enjoyable activities; and how to relax using guided imagery visualization.
Register on GoSignMeUp.
- Jan. 23, 2020
Learn and practice mind-body awareness skills designed to:
- Maximize personal, interpersonal, academic, and work coping skills
- Enhance concentration, focus, and creativity
- Cultivate inner resources for greater emotional balance, health, and well-being
Participants must be able to attend the first session. Please wear comfortable clothing. This workshop is available for students (and staff – space permitting).
- Sep. 4, 2019
Marina Angel, a 3rd year co-op student, shares her story with loneliness on co-op and how she combated isolation. Loneliness is a common feeling for university students, and can affect your mental wellness and ability to cope in new environments. Learn more about Co-op Connection and how you can stay connected to campus.
- Aug. 28, 2019
Tips from Campus Wellness for leading a better-balanced lifestyle
- Aug. 14, 2019
One of the many services offered at UW’s Health Services is the Family Health Clinic. This clinic was created to support family members of registered University of Waterloo undergraduate and graduate students, visiting scholars, and post-doctorates. This clinic provides family members (parents, spouses, children) their primary health care (prenatal, well child, chronic illness management, urgent illness) so they are not left having to seek routine care provision through emergency rooms and walk-in clinics.