Welcome to Campus Wellness

You can find Health Services at 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.

Campus Wellness is here to help all students at the University of Waterloo. Our professionals in Health Services and Counselling Services provide primary medical care and mental health services using a connected and collaborative approach. We provide compassionate, caring, and inclusive services to the University community. 

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.

 

  1. 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

  2. July 31, 2017PAC-SMH Panel Launch Day brings together a variety of perspectivesPAC-SMH Panel Participants meeting

    The President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health (PAC-SMH) hosted a supporting panel launch day Thursday, July 27, 2017. It was the first time the supporting panels were able to meet with each other and brought together perspectives from students, faculty, staff, community partners, alumni, and parents.

  3. July 21, 2017President's Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health supporting panel members selected

    The members of the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health (PAC-SMH) have reviewed the many applications and selected supporting panel members for the five topic panels: Student Experience, Student Services, Community Partners, Academic, Mental Health Experts. The large number of applicants from across our University of Waterloo community affirms the passion and awareness for developing and enhancing mental health and wellness services and systems on campus. Thank you!

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  1. Aug. 16, 2017Coping Skills Seminar - Strengthening MotivationPencil crayons arranged in a rainbow

    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. Aug. 21, 2017Coping Skills Seminar - Cultivating ResiliencyPencil crayons arranged in a rainbow

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

    Cultivating Resiliency

    Learn how to:

    • Develop healthier self-care habits
    • Shift unhelpful mindsets
    • Deal with disappointment
    • Motivate yourself after failure
    • Relax using breathing techniques

    Register on LEADS.

  3. Sep. 11, 2017Coping Skills Seminar - Challenging ThinkingCoping Skills Seminar Challenging Thinking poster

    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.

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  1. Aug. 15, 2017Bug bites and stingsBee on a lavendar flower

    With the summer months upon us, you’ll likely be outside more and consequently, you might end up getting a bug bite or sting. Health Services sees an increase in visitors looking for more information about bites that they’ve received over the summer.

    Here’s some frequently asked questions about bug bites and stings:

  2. Aug. 9, 2017Healthy snack ideas for when you’re on the goApples

    Snacking on the right foods can help keep your body and brain well-fuelled during a busy day. You can prevent a mid-day energy crisis or a loss of concentration during that late-night study session by including a power-providing snack to keep you focused. Sugary or starchy foods, like cookies, crackers or candies will give you an immediate energy boost but can leave you feeling drowsy and sluggish after an hour or two. 

  3. Aug. 2, 2017Six tips for sleep successA pink alarm clock

    Sleep is an often overlooked aspect of self-care. With so many priorities to juggle in your life like classes, exams, part-time jobs, and socializing, it can be difficult to find time to sleep. Maintaining a regular bedtime and wake-up time is important because waking up early and having good sleep habits are shown to help with information retention and academic averages. Our bodies need between seven to nine hours of sleep for optimal functioning. Follow the tips below for optimal sleep success:

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