Non-urgent and Additional Resources

Do you need urgent help? Are you in crisis, feeling unsafe, or worried you might hurt yourself or others? If you are experiencing a life-threatening issue, please call 911, contact the Campus Special Constable Service (519) 888-491 ext. 22222, or see the Campus Wellness Urgent Help page.

You can also see our Get Help Now or Specialized Crisis Support pages for a variety of crisis services. 

Through-out our lives, we all navigate a variety of circumstance and degrees of challenge. Some will be annoying or inconvenient, and others will demand great efforts from us. Below are a number of resources, sorted by topic to assist you with a variety of possible situations.

Each section includes on-campus resources for students, and off-campus or community resources that are available to the general public (if applicable). You can also find additional resources on the corresponding nine dimensions of wellbeing pages. 

Burnout & Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Recovery

Coping with Grief and Loss


  • Employees:
    • Employee and Family Assistance Program: Individual and virtual support available
    • Extended health care benefit: The university has an agreement with Greenshield to provide extended health care benefits. These benefits are designed to help cover the cost of necessary health care expenses which are not covered by OHIP, including private counselling.
    • Occupational Health team: provide integrated occupational health and safety services to employers and employees. 
  • Everyone:
    • University of Waterloo Chaplains: Offer non-faith based and faith-based support


Covid-19 Resources

Dealing with Loneliness and Isolation

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

Financial & Career Development

Career Resources

Financial Resources

Illness, Injury, and Accommodations for Functional Limitations (Acute or Chronic)

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Training Opportunities

Nutrition & Food

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

Physical Health

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus/Community Resources

Smoking, Substance Usage, and Harm Reduction

Stress Management

Assess your stress level by completing the Perceived Stress Scale (PDF) Stress self-check from Mental Health America

Didn't find what you were looking for? Contact the Community Wellness Team for additional resources.