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.

rainbow flagOur offices are a place where human rights are respected and where LGBTQ+ people, and their friends and allies, are welcome and supported.

  1. Jan. 30, 2020University of Waterloo update on the Coronavirus

    Please be advised that all future University updates realted to the coronavirus will be posted on the University of Waterloo coronavirus website

  2. Feb. 17, 2020Reminder: Campus Wellness locations are closed on Monday, February 17

    Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed for the Family Day holiday (February 17). Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 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

  3. Jan. 30, 2020The Benefits of Connecting with Others: Belonging Matters
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    An individual’s wellbeing and sense of belonging are closely related. When we talk about belonging, it is often described as feeling like an important member of a group or community. Without this feeling of belonging, individuals can start to feel socially isolated or lonely, which affects overall wellbeing. Making a connection with others can be challenging, especially at a large institution.  

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  1. Feb. 24, 2020Coping Skills Seminar - Challenging Thinking
    Coping Skills Seminars - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

    Understand the automatic feedback loop; identify three states of the mind; learn how to identify unhelpful thinking patterns; learn the 10 common errors in thinking, challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts; think in a more balanced way; and relax using mindfulness strategies.

    Register on GoSignMeUp.

  2. Feb. 25, 2020Coping Skills Seminar - Cultivating Resiliency
    Coping Skills Seminar - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

    Learn how to develop healthier self-care habits; understand the connections between sleep, exercise and nutrition; learn about the three pillars of resilience, learn how to re-frame failure and move forward, and relax using breathing techniques.

    Register on GoSignMeUp.

  3. Feb. 26, 2020Preventing Depression Relapse: A Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Group
    Preventing Depression Relapse

    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.

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  1. Sep. 4, 2019UW Co-op Connection: Combatting Loneliness While on Co-op
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    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.

  2. Aug. 28, 2019Welcome wellness into your new school year
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    Tips from Campus Wellness for leading a better-balanced lifestyle

  3. Aug. 14, 2019Our Family Health Clinic
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    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.

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