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 a 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 President's Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health, please see the PAC-SMH website.

  1. Aug. 31, 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

  2. Aug. 29, 2017Fall seminar and workshop information now availablePeople sitting at a seminar

    The schedule for our Fall term workshops, seminars, and groups is now available. 

  3. 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

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  1. Sep. 20, 2017Developing Your Compassionate MindDeveloping Your Compassionate Mind poster

    Why practice self-compassion?

    Through research, self-compassion has been linked to positive well-being in the reduction of negative mind states, including anxiety, depression, perfectionism and shame. In addition, it has been associated with improved emotional coping and greater resilience.  

    Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. In this workshop, you will be given the opportunity to explore self-compassion by participating in reflection and writing exercises, meditations, and open discussions.

  2. Sep. 20, 2017Overcoming Social Anxiety: A Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy GroupOvercoming Anxiety poster

    What is cognitive-behavioural therapy?

    CBT is a widely used, evidence-based approach to treating anxiety. This approach can help you understand the relationship between your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and how these experiences interact to maintain anxiety.

    The focus of CBT is:

  3. Sep. 20, 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. Sep. 19, 2017Wellness podcast and app recommendations: mindyourmind and Headspaceheadphones beside a computer

    Podcasts and apps can be an excellent complement to your self-care routine. The Campus Wellness blog will be posting recommendations for podcasts and apps that might help you find motivation or cope with stress. These recommendations are made for educational purposes only, for health and wellness advice, always speak with your doctor or make an appointment with a counsellor.

  2. Sep. 12, 2017What is self-care and how to practice itCoffee, notebook, and glasses

    You might have heard the term self-care before but you might be unsure of what it means. Self-care activities are things you can do to help yourself achieve a better life balance. Achieving this balance can help you when times get stressful because your system is in a more optimal state before the high-stress time starts.

    Here are four tips for how to practice self-care:

  3. Sep. 5, 2017Campus Wellness is here for youPeople in the waiting area at Counselling Services

    Welcome, new and returning Warriors! Campus Wellness is excited to be here to support you as you come back to campus or are just arriving for the first time. Here’s an overview of some of the Campus Wellness services you can access as a University of Waterloo student:

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