Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources for Faculty and Staff

There are a number of resources available to support faculty mental health, whether you need help now or want to take preventative measures.

Register with the Employee and Family Assistance Program to receive free support services and workshops, or call 1-800-663-1142. You can also contact Occupational Health at 519-888-4096, Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm.

Off-campus emergency information

  • If you are experiencing a life-threatening issue, please call 911
  • Contact someone you trust
  • Go to the nearest hospital or safe place
  • Contact us during regular University of Waterloo hours at Counselling Services or Health Services, and we'll try to find support to help you
  • Emergencies within North America: Call 911
  • Out of country emergencies: If you are out of the province, please seek health care where you are. If you’ve been receiving care from us and are having difficulty finding care in another province, please contact us to discuss your options and next steps

Who to talk to

Crisis services

Homewood Health

1.800.663.1142 (English)
1.866.398.9505 (French)
1.888.384.1152 (TTY)
Online support and resources

Local crisis services

For emergency room services: Grand River Hospital

For other supports: Here 24/7
Phone: 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247)
TTY: 1-877-688-5501