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.
- Jan. 9, 2019
Starting on January 15, University of Waterloo will be participating in the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey. The NCHA survey is intended to gather information about our students’ health habits, behaviours, and perceptions.
- Dec. 20, 2018
Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed for the winter break from Monday, December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019. Our offices will reopen January 2, 2019.
If you experience a medical emergency or mental health crisis during the closure, please refer to the following emergency services and contacts:
General emergency contacts
- UW Police 519-888-4567 ext 22222
- or 9-1-1
- Dec. 14, 2018
Kimberly-Clark has announced a voluntary recall of all U by Kotex®Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada that were manufactured between October 7, 2016 and October 16, 2018 and distributed between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018.
- Jan. 21, 2019
What is Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT)?
Dialectical-behavioural therapy combines cognitive-behavioural to help you learn to (1) cope with intense, distressing emotions; and (2) develop healthy ways to manage distress when feeling overwhelmed. Each session will present a selection of skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. You are expected to practice these skills between sessions and apply to your own life experiences. You might benefit from this group if you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions; having difficulty managing emotions; use problematic coping strategies (e.g. self-harm, substance use); have chaotic interpersonal relationships; feel chronically empty or unsure about yourself; or feel that life is constantly overwhelming.
- Jan. 21, 2019
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 LEADS.
- Jan. 22, 2019
Do you like what you see in the mirror?
All female students are invited to participate in The Body Project, a program at University of Waterloo that is aimed at helping young women feel better about their bodies!
- Jan. 15, 2019
Winter term has begun which means the days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping, and the amount of geese is declining. If you get the “winter blues” this season, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition is a kind of depression appearing only at certain times of the year. For most people, SAD begins in the fall when the days get shorter and lasts through the winter. Some common symptoms of SAD are feeling sleepy all the time, sad, low energy, hopeless, stressed, etc. It is common for Canadians to encounter SAD due to having a northern climate. It is believed that winter SAD may be caused by the lack of sunlight which interferes with the body’s biological clock that regulates sleep, hormones and mood.
- Jan. 8, 2019
Welcome back for another term at University of Waterloo. Here’s an overview of some of the Campus Wellness services you can access as a University of Waterloo student:
- Dec. 11, 2018
You’ve no doubt been busy for the last couple of weeks with exams to study for and end of term projects. The break is just around the corner which will bring with it some much needed time for rest.