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Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Benefits of Connecting with Others: Belonging Matters

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An individual’s wellbeing and sense of belonging are closely related. When we talk about belonging, it is often described as feeling like an important member of a group or community. Without this feeling of belonging, individuals can start to feel socially isolated or lonely, which affects overall wellbeing. Making a connection with others can be challenging, especially at a large institution.  

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Reminder: Counselling Services locations are closed on Tuesday, January 28

Counselling Services locations will be closed on Tuesday, January 28. Counselling offices will reopen on Wednesday, January 29. Health Services remains open. 
 
If you experience a 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

Monday, January 27, 2020

Latest Update - Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

In January 2020, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia originating in Wuhan, China.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Important Update - Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

In January 2020, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia originating in Wuhan, China. The situation is rapidly evolving and UWaterloo Health Services, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, Public Health Ontario, along with the Ministry of Health, is closely monitoring the outbreak, conducting surveillance and appropriate laboratory testing, and providing public health and infection control guidance. There are no direct flights from Wuhan, China to international airports in Ontario.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Important Update – LifeLabs Revel Data Breach

LifeLabs has disclosed that it has recently suffered a cyberattack that might compromise the personal information of over 15 million customers, with the majority of those being from B.C. and Ontario.

According to the announcement: the cyberattack “involved unauthorized access to our computer systems with customer information that could include name, address, email, login, passwords, date of birth, health card number and lab test results.

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