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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.

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 Healthy Workplace Committee, please see the Healthy Workplace website.

If you are looking for information about the President's Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health, please see the PAC-SMH website.

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  1. Dec. 6, 2017Important recall and safety alert from Health Canada: Alesse 21 and 28 birth control pill

    Health Canada has issued a safety alert about Alesse 21 and 28 birth control pills.  The affected packages might contain broken or smaller-than-normal pills, which could reduce their effectiveness. According to Health Canada the products affected include:

    "Alesse 21 and Alesse 28. The complaints involved packages from the following lots, but it is not known at this time whether the issue is isolated to these lots:

  2. Dec. 13, 2017Reminder: Campus Wellness locations will be closed for the holiday break

    Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed for the holiday break (December 23, 2017 to January 1, 2018). Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 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. Dec. 7, 2017Campus Wellness locations will be closed Tuesday, December 12 between 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, for an all-staff meeting. Our offices will reopen at 2:00 p.m. During the meeting, you can still reach a staff member by phone for urgent situations at 519-888-4567 ext. 32655.

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  1. Dec. 18, 2017Coping Skills Seminar - Strengthening MotivationCoping Skills Seminar poster

    Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

    Strengthening Motivation

    Learn how to:

    • Solve problems more effectively
    • Set achievable goals
    • Overcome obstacles and increase chances for success
    • Relax using progressive muscle relaxation

    Register on LEADS.

  2. Jan. 8, 2018Coping Skills Seminar - Challenging ThinkingCoping Skills Seminars Winter 2018

    Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

    Challenging Thinking

    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.

  3. Jan. 9, 2018Coping Skills Seminar - Managing EmotionsCoping Skills Seminars Winter 2018

    Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

    Managing Emotions

    Learn how to:

    • Identify emotional triggers
    • Regulate emotions with self-soothing, coping thoughts, and grounding
    • Increase pleasurable activities
    • Relax using guided imagery visualization

    Register on LEADS.

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  1. Dec. 13, 2017Nutrition FAQ: What can I eat to increase my focus?Sandwich and fruit in lunch container

    Around exam time, students commonly look for ways to increase focus and concentration while trying to carve out an extra hour or two of study time. There’s no magic food or drink that can do this for you, however, following the suggestions below can help you to make the most of the time you spend studying.

  2. Dec. 6, 2017Strategies for dealing with stressBooks open on a desk

    Whether it is a deadline or an important life event, we all experience stress from time to time.

  3. Nov. 29, 2017Tips for stretching your food budgetSalad

    Eating well on a budget might seem like an impossible goal while you are at university when you have other expenses like tuition, rent, and utilities. With a little planning and savvy shopping, you can cut down on grocery costs while still including healthy choices. Use these tips to make your food money go farther:

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