Posts for Current graduate students

How to help a friend

two friends sitting on a bench

Being close friends with someone means we are often the first ones to notice a change in their behavior or appearance. Sometimes you might notice a friend is struggling with their mental health and want to help, but it can be really hard to know how, or if you should approach them.

Sun's Out, Work Out(side)

person walking in the forest

With warmer weather comes the opportunity to enjoy a beach day, hike to see a waterfall, bike to school, or take a walk without layers of sweaters. So what are the positive effects of doing physical activity outside and why should you consider it? Learn more about the benefits of outdoor workouts and how to include them in your routine.

Summer Safety Tip: Bee Stings and Bug Bites

girl sitting in grass reading a book

One of the best parts about campus during the spring, besides shorter lines for coffee, is enjoying the weather outside. Whether you’re studying on one of the patio chairs at Dana Porter or taking a nap on the grass, it is important to know how to handle any bug bites or bee stings that might occur.

Summer Safety Tip: Drinking Responsibly

laughing people in a patio party

As the warm weather approaches you might find yourself attending more BBQ’s, pool parties and other outdoor events, where alcohol may be present. If you are going to consume, here are some tips to remember to drink responsibly! 

Learn how to control your asthma

Respiratory therapist with patient

Do you have Asthma? A Respiratory Therapist from St. Mary’s General Hospital comes to Health Services regularly to assist students in managing their asthma. You can talk to your Health Services Doctor or Nurse Practitioner about making an appointment.

During a visit with the Respiratory Therapist you’ll complete:

Spring term resources and hours

Students in a workshop

Welcome back for another term at University of Waterloo. Here’s an overview of some of the Campus Wellness services you can access as a University of Waterloo student:

Why take a seminar or workshop from Campus Wellness?

Students in a workshop

Interview with Gursharan Kahlon

1. Tell us a little about yourself and your work here at Campus Wellness.

Resiliency Skills

Plant growing out of a street

We all experience times in our lives where we face challenges and difficulties, especially as a student. We are often told to ‘Be strong,’ or ‘Be more resilient’ when going through these times.

App and Podcast Reviews: Wehl – A Social Community for Wellness & Meditation Podcast

Wehl Screens

Wehl

Wehl is a mobile friendly social media community for your wellness. “It’s a place to be inspired, inspire others and spread good.”

Meditation for Busy People

Balanced Rocks

Meditation and practising mindfulness can help you when you are in or approaching stressful situations such as exams. Carving time out of your day to calm your mind has numerous potential benefits such as stress reduction, increased self-awareness, promotes emotional health and many more.

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