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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 addition, 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.

  1. Sep. 28, 20172017 flu vaccination clinic dates now available

    The change of seasons often brings an influenza outbreak. Although influenza activity generally peaks around January, it takes the body about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies that will protect against influenza virus infection. For that reason, it's important to get vaccinated before the seasonal outbreak, especially if you fall into the high risk category. 

    Students, staff, and faculty are invited to get their influenza vaccination through Health Services at one of the following dates:

  2. Oct. 5, 2017Reminder: Campus Wellness locations are closed on Monday, October 9

    Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday (Monday, October 9, 2017). Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, October 10, 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 Police 519-888-4567 ext 22222
    • or 9-1-1

    Hospital information

  3. Sep. 1, 2017Reminder: Campus Wellness locations are closed on Monday, September 4

    Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed for the Labour Day holiday (Monday, September 4, 2017). Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, 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 Police 519-888-4567 ext 22222
    • or 9-1-1

    Hospital information

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  1. Oct. 18, 20172017 High Risk Flu Clinic

    The change of seasons often brings an influenza outbreak. Although influenza activity generally peaks around January, it takes the body about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies that will protect against influenza virus infection. For that reason, it's important to get vaccinated before the seasonal outbreak, especially if you fall into the high risk category. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to get their influenza vaccination through Health Services.

  2. Oct. 18, 2017QPR Training

    This training teaches students, staff, and faculty how to recognize and support someone who may be having thoughts of suicide. It is an education and awareness program that provides direction as to how to Question a person with thoughts of suicide, how to Persuade them to get help, and how to Refer the person to appropriate professional resources.

    Training content:

  3. Oct. 18, 2017Coping Skills Seminar - Managing EmotionsCoping 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.

    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. Oct. 10, 2017Eating healthy during stressful timesblueberries and strawberries in a bowl

    When we’re under stress, oftentimes our first inclination is to skip meals or grab something quick but unhealthy. However, research shows that our need for nutrients increases during times of stress and that there is a more rapid turnover of protein, fat and carbohydrates that your body needs to produce energy.

  2. Oct. 3, 2017Five ways to practice resiliencyPerson writing in a bullet journal

    (Picture source: Giphy)

    Resiliency is a word you hear a lot these days, but what does it actually mean? According to the American Psychological Association, resilience is: “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress…It means ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences.” Building your resiliency skills can help you face life’s ups and downs more evenly, enabling you to be able to handle change and adversity when they come along.

    So what can you do to make yourself more resilient? These five tips can get you started:

  3. Sep. 27, 2017Healthy eating basicsBasket of vegetables

    Eating nutritious, healthy meals on a regular basis is an important foundation for your self-care routine. Sometimes eating well can seem like a complicated process or a chore. But it doesn’t have to be. Keep these basics in mind to help plan out your weekly meals:

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