Mental health resources

Navigating the co-op process on top of school work and other life demands can be challenging.

Whatever you're experiencing, we're here to support you and are committed to helping you have the most positive experience possible. 

All of our co-op advisors have received mental health training through Counselling Services, and can provide support and direct you to other services on campus or in your region. 

If you're studying or working on campus:

  • Reach out to your co-op advisor for directional support and/or information about other resources on campus.
  • Check out all of the resources available to you below. The Campus Wellness website is a great place to start as they offer counselling appointments, seminars/workshops, groups, online resources and information about other supports in your area.

If you're studying or working off-campus: 

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Other resources available to you

Counselling Services: individual appointments Counselling Services and individual appointments are available at no charge to registered University of Waterloo students in classes or on co-op terms. All you have to do is head over to their offices located in Needles Hall North, 2nd Floor or call 519-888-4567 ext. 32655
Group therapy Counselling Services offers several group therapy options which can provide you with a supportive environment. Group therapy sessions are offered every term throughout the week.
Seminars and workshops Attending a seminar or workshop at Counselling Services can help you enhance your personal success by equipping you with strategies, tips and skills to help you cope with life's challenges.
Helplines Good2Talk is a post-secondary helpline that offers free, confidential counselling 24/7, 365 days a year. This helpline is available to all Ontario post-secondary students between ages 17-25.

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.

If you are looking for urgent help, please visits Campus Wellness: Urgent help and emergency contacts.

UW MATES MATES (Mentor Assistance Through Education and Support) is a one-to-one student peer support program offered by the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association in consultation with Campus Wellness.

UW Mates offer both one-on-one appointments and drop-in sessions!

Move Your Mind Move Your Mind is designed to help students gain the physical, mental and emotional health benefits of getting active. The program achieves this by eliminating any barriers that may prevent students from staying active and participating in recreational activities.
Events hosted by the Mental Health Team The Mental Health Team runs events including guest speakers, awareness campaigns, 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.
Mental health training opportunities You can make a difference! Counselling Services offers a broad range of mental health training programs with the goal of raising campus mental health awareness, reducing mental health stigma, and supporting early intervention for those in need within the Waterloo community.
Sexual harassment and assault resources For access to services and resources available to Ontario workers experiencing sexual harassment and/or sexual assault in the workplace, visit the Sexual Harassment and Assault Resource (SHARE) Project's website. The goal of SHARE is to empower workers by providing them with free, confidential legal information and advice about the available options and community supports when they have experienced sexual harassment and/or assault at work.  

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