Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Teaching Team for REC 373 Work to Provide Respite for Students

Dr. Lisbeth Berbary

Through the pandemic, online learning, and the saddening events occurring globally, a focus on respect, mental health, and well-being are necessary for all. For the teaching team of Dr. Lisbeth Berbary, Michela Pirruccio, Akua Kwarko-Fosu, Melanie Sean Lim, and Alex Silver of the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department teaching REC 373 – Qualitative Approaches to Leisure Research, these aspects were critical to the creation and usefulness of the course.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Centering Indigenous engagement in the work of wellbeing and health promotion

Building on the first Leadership Event, the Canadian Health Promoting Campus Network, the Universities of British Columbia, Waterloo, and McGill invite you to join them in a dialogue

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Campus Wellness—Spring Service Update

Campus Wellness (Counselling Services and Health Services) remains open with alternative processes in place in response to the COVID-19 situation. To book an appointment please call ahead, no appointments will be booked via walking in to the buildings.

To book an appointment with:

Monday, March 15, 2021

Applications Open: Campus Wellness Student Advisory Committee

Applications are now open for the Campus Wellness Student Advisory Committee. We are looking to for 12 students to fill the committee positions.

The Student Advisory Committee will enhance client engagement and improve the quality of programs and services at Campus Wellness (CW) by:

Friday, March 12, 2021

Rewiring for Happiness Toolkit: New Self-Directed Counselling Program Available Now on LEARN

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We've created a new self-directed program called the Rewiring for Happiness Toolkit that is available now on LEARN as a Self-Registration course. Rewiring for Happiness uses positive psychology strategies and tools to help focus your brain on kindness, mindfulness, gratitude, empathy, and connection.

Participants can view the content and complete the exercises at their own pace. The practices outlined in this toolkit can be used to help develop and enhance resilience, coping strategies, and to increase happiness and productivity.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

New Workshop Series: Managing Personal Wellness in a Global Pandemic

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Campus Wellness is offering a new virtual workshop series for the Winter 2021 term called Managing Personal Wellness in a Global Pandemic. The series includes three 1-hour workshops that can be taken in any order and you can take one or all of them!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Campus Wellness—Winter Service Update

Campus Wellness (Counselling Services and Health Services) remains open with alternative processes in place in response to the COVID-19 situation. To book an appointment please call ahead, no appointments will be booked in-person.

To book an appointment with:

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Reminder: Counselling Services closes early Thursday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Counselling Services will be closing early on Thursday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m for staff training. Please feel free to leave us a message or call back on December 18. Health Services will remain open during this time and can be contacted at 519-888-4096.
If you experience a medical emergency or mental health crisis, 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

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Reminder: Campus Wellness services closed December 23 at 4:30 p.m. and re-opening Monday, January 4

Stay Safe Warriors! See you in 2021

Please note that Campus Wellness Services will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on December 23, 2020 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021. This includes the Covid Testing Assessment Centre, Health Services, and Counselling Services.

There are many services in Waterloo Region, and elsewhere, to help you during this closure, including:

Covid testing and assessment

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Winter schedule for workshops and therapy groups is now available

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Campus Wellness will be hosting workshops and group therapy virtually again for the Winter 2021 term. Attending a therapy group, or workshop from Counselling Services can be one of the best ways to enhance your personal success at University of Waterloo. Our courses provide you with the opportunity to learn skills to help you cope with life's challenges. 

The groups and workshops that will be available in the Winter 2021 term include:

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