About the Mental Health Team
The Mental Health Team promotes positive mental health and wellbeing and raises awareness about mental illnesses. The team provides information on the role of sleep and stress in a student lifestyle, the importance of suicide prevention on campus, and raises awareness about various mental illnesses that may affect students. The goal of the team is to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and increase the mental wellness of students. In order to accomplish this, team members plan, develop, and implement mental health related events for students throughout the year.
The Mental Health Team runs events as part of a national network of mental health advocates as the Jack.org Waterloo Chapter. Each semester, team members run an event dedicated to reducing stigma and starting a conversation about suicide prevention. Visit Jack.org to learn more about this organization, and join us in changing the culture of mental health at the University of Waterloo.
Events that support student wellness
The Mental Health Team runs events including guest speakers, awareness campaigns (such as Eating Disorder Awareness Week in February), de-stress games, trivia nights, free yoga events, and seminars in residence. Students can find the Mental Health Team each week as they run events around campus. Stay tuned to @UWHealthyU for more events.
On and off-campus resources for mental health concerns
UW MATES is a one-to-one peer support program offered by Feds.
Move Your Mind is a service offered by Athletics and Recreation to help students experience the benefits of physical activity on mental health.
If you need to talk, Good2Talk is there to listen. Good2Talk is a post-secondary helpline that offers free, confidential counselling 24/7/365.
Here 24/7 is a helpline that helps people in Waterloo Region access addictions, mental health and crisis services provided by 12 agencies across the Waterloo Wellington region. This helpline can help with intake, assessment, referral, crisis, and waitlist and appointment booking.