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Mental and Emotional Wellness

A number of resources on campus support the mental and emotional wellness of students, including those students in graduate studies.

Substance Harm Reduction Group

The Substance Harm Reduction Group is for students interested in making changes to their use of substances and who would like to explore this in a confidential and supportive environment. We will discuss topics that will help you better understand your relationship with substances and offer tools to gain the skills for safer use.

International Student Wellness Information Document

A collection of information for international graduate students about different types of wellness and resources that may be helpful. Types of wellness covered here include physical, emotional, vocational and intellectual, financial, social, and spiritual.

Waterloo Wellness Resource Database

The Waterloo Wellness Resource Database provides a large span of resources on and off campus (e.g., House of Friendship, hospitals).

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO)

SVPRO supports all members of the University of Waterloo campus community who have experienced, or been impacted, by sexual violence.

The SVPRO can help you get support, using anti-oppressive, survivor-centered, intersectional, trauma-informed, evidence-based, and collaborative approaches. They offer:

AccessAbility Services

For students how have a known or unknown disability, illness, or condition, AccessAbility Services (AAS) can help develop individualized academic accommodation plans for all components of an academic career. This includes services for those students who may need accommodations at the graduate level.

Student Care (Health and Dental Plan)

Graduate students registered in full-time or part-time "regular" classified programs are automatically included in the Health and Dental Plans through the Graduate Student Association-University of Waterloo.

Move Your Mind

Move Your Mind aims to help students experience the physical, emotional, mental, and cognitive benefits of physical activity by helping to break down any barriers that might be in their way of participating.

Family Health Clinic

The Family Health Clinic is available to dependents (spouse/children), parents and visiting family and support people of graduate students.

Student Medical Clinic

The Student Medical Clinic offers health care visits with both male and female doctors and nurses. Both urgent walk-in care and booked appointments are available.