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 a 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 addition, 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 President's Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health, please see the PAC-SMH website.

  1. Aug. 31, 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

  2. Aug. 29, 2017Fall seminar and workshop information now availablePeople sitting at a seminar

    The schedule for our Fall term workshops, seminars, and groups is now available. 

  3. Aug. 4, 2017Reminder: Campus Wellness locations are closed on Monday, August 7

    Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed for the Civic Holiday stat holiday (Monday, August 7, 2017). Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, August 8, 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 Campus Police 519-888-4567 ext 22222
    • or 9-1-1

    Hospital information

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  1. Sep. 26, 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.

  2. Sep. 26, 2017Mindfulness Meditation: A Stress Reduction ProgramStones piled beside an azalea flower

    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).

    Register on LEADS.

  3. Sep. 27, 2017Dealing With Depression: A Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy GroupDealing with Depression poster

    What is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)?

    CBT is a widely used, evidence-based approach often used for depression. CBT focuses on helping you change unhelpful thoughts, unpleasant feelings and problematic behaviours, such as avoidance. The focus is on the present and helping you see how negative thoughts can lead to distressing feelings and problem behaviours and supporting you to replace unhelpful thoughts with adaptive thoughts and healthier behaviours.

    Who can benefit from attending?

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  1. Sep. 20, 2017Making friends as an introvertStudents sitting under a tree

    While many people look forward to the start of the school term as a time of new beginnings and to meet new people, for an introvert this time can be quite difficult. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, an introvert is a person for whom social situations can be difficult due to their shy nature. The idea of meeting new people, remembering new names, and trying to make new friends can cause stress and anxiety. Here are some ways to help reduce the stress of making new friends:

  2. Sep. 19, 2017Wellness podcast and app recommendations: mindyourmind and Headspaceheadphones beside a computer

    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, for health and wellness advice, always speak with your doctor or make an appointment with a counsellor.

  3. Sep. 12, 2017What is self-care and how to practice itCoffee, notebook, and glasses

    You might have heard the term self-care before but you might be unsure of what it means. Self-care activities are things you can do to help yourself achieve a better life balance. Achieving this balance can help you when times get stressful because your system is in a more optimal state before the high-stress time starts.

    Here are four tips for how to practice self-care:

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