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.
- June 1, 2018
- June 18, 2018
Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed in the morning on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, for an all-staff meeting. Our offices will reopen at 11:30 a.m. For urgent situations during this time, please call Campus Police at extension 22222, or Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247.
- May 14, 2018
Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed in the morning on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, for an all-staff meeting. Our offices will reopen at 1:00 p.m. For urgent situations during this time, please call Campus Police at extension 22222, or Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247.
- July 24, 2018
This training teaches students, staff, and faculty to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers learn to recognize these invitations and take action.
- July 24, 2018
Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.
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.
- July 25, 2018
This training consists of a facilitated discussion of the online More Feet on the Ground mental health education program. This program uses those online materials, as well as vignettes to teach students, staff, and faculty how to Recognize, Respond, and Refer individuals experiencing mental health problems on campus.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Registration is on LEADS.
- July 17, 2018
Our need for nutrients actually increases during periods of stress. Ironically, this is the time when many people choose less nutritious foods. If you skip meals or rely on processed or fast foods instead of a balanced diet, your nutrient needs will not be met. Research links diets low in nutrients to an increased risk of depression and anxiety. Choosing nutritious foods and eating regular meals can improve your mood, enhance your energy and immune system and make it easier to manage stress.
- July 10, 2018
You might have heard of the term mindfulness in connection to meditation. But mindfulness strategies include more than just meditation. Mindfulness is the process of being present-focused (which means attending to the moment and not being pulled away by worries or regrets), non-judgmental (observing and describing our experiences), and accepting (not actively struggling against your experience). The great news is that you don’t need to spend a lot of time to practice mindfulness.
- July 3, 2018
How well do you sleep on an average week? If you aren’t sure, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you ever fall asleep in class or at your computer?
- Do you watch the clock as you struggle to fall asleep?
- Do you routinely procrastinate and then pull all-nighters to meet your deadlines?
Sleep is an important part of a healthy self-care routine which also includes nutritious food, exercise, and mindfulness. Research shows that all-nighters and skipping sleep can impact your academic performance. Consistently getting an optimum amount of sleep is a way that you can do your best academically.