Welcome to Counselling & Psychological Services


staff and students proudly wearing their MHWD shirts

Counselling & Psychological Services

University can be a rewarding and challenging environment. Counselling  & Psychological 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

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Needles Hall Addition bldg., 2nd floor,
519-888-4567, x32655 

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

Health Services bldg., 2nd floor, 519-888-4567, x31976 

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed - Emergency Contacts

         We look forward to hearing from you!

Waterloo marks Mental Health Wellness Day

Wear your orange T-shirt to help reduce the stigma about mental health and raise awareness about services available on campus

The University of Waterloo is asking students, staff and faculty to wear orange T-shirts to mark the 8th annual Mental Health Wellness Day on Wednesday October 26.

Mental Health Wellness Day was initiated in 2009 to communicate that Waterloo is an open and caring campus and to highlight the resources available should mental health issues arise, says Sandra Gibson, manager of health education for Health Services on campus.

Gibson said the three key mental health messages remain the same:

  • 1 in 5 Canadians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime
  • Waterloo is a caring community and a safe place to ask for help
  • There are resources to help

Gibson said an overwhelming number of students, staff and faculty responded to the request to be in the 2016 Mental Health Wellness video. The video showcases support, acceptance and unity for each other with the key messages “you are not alone” and “we’re together.”

Watch video on YouTube

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
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