Welcome to Counselling Services

                                   We have moved!

Counselling & Psychological services is relocated to the new Needles Hall Expansion, 2nd floor, located next to the main building.

Please note Mental Health at Health Services is not moving.

Our Team are all very excited at this time and extremely grateful for the efforts of everyone who have contributed to this project!

Please enter from the ring road entrance, take the elevator to the 2nd floor and check in at reception with our awesome Front Line Staff!


We look forward to seeing you in our new space!

staff and students proudly wearing their MHWD shirts

Counselling & Psychological Services

University can be a rewarding and challenging environment. Counselling Services has many resources students can use to get support.  We offer coping skills seminars  and workshops where students can learn about different ways to manage or overcome obstacles. There are therapy groups where students can hear from others experiencing similar life situations. We offer peer support options and there are opportunities to connect with a clinician

We serve the entire University of Waterloo community while working with our community partners and university counterparts

Find out more about our services

Our 2 main offices are here to assist you and we can be found at

Needles Hall (new addition), 2nd floor, 519-888-4567, ext 32655 

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekends Closed - Emergency Contacts

Health Services bldg., 2nd floor, 519-888-4567, ext 31976 

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed - Emergency Contacts

                        We look forward to hearing from you!

                 Mental Health Wellness Day  

The orange wave is coming to campus on Tuesday, October 20 for Mental Health Wellness Day (MHWD).

Do you have your orange t-shirt yet?

Every year the University of Waterloo campus turns orange in October to signify support for mental health wellness. This annual campaign reminds us that one in five Canadians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime. If you have participated in MHWD before, dig that orange t-shirt out of your closet (it should be easy to find!) And if you haven’t participated before, request an orange t-shirt and we would be happy to send it to you on campus.

The Recreation and Leisure Wellness Team will also host the second annual spin for mental health event on October 20 in the Student Life Centre Great Hall. Interested participants can sign up as a group or as an individual for 20 minute blocks of spinning (or take one of two 50 minute spin classes offered at 12pm and 5pm). Registration information is available on the MHWD webpage.

Office Locations

  • Accounting & Finance  HH
  • Applied Health Sciences  NH 2
  • Architecture (Cambridge)
  • Arts NH 2
  • Digital Media (Stratford)
  • Engineering  Eng
  • Environment Env
  • Needles Hall  NH 2
  • Mathematics & Computer Science MC
  • McMaster Medical School (Kitchener)
  • Mental Health Services  HS
  • Pharmacy (Kitchener)
  • Residence (Mackenzie King Village)  REV
  • Science  SCI

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Emergency Info

  • In crisis?
  • Feel unsafe?
  • Worried you might hurt yourself or others?

In Waterloo Region access Emergency contacts

Away from campus?

  • contact someone you trust
  • go to the nearest hospital or safe place
  • call a local help line
  • contact us and we'll try to find local supports to help you