Research shows that mental well-being can slump in January, so make your own well-being a priority! Across the University, there are programs and resources that can help.

Resources and Upcoming Events for Students

Supports from Student Wellness Services

Student Wellness Services offers access to resources that support students’ mental health and well-being. Not sure where to start? Get advice from a student wellness navigator by calling 519-824-4120, Ext. 52131. Urgent help is available 24/7.

  • Counselling Services – Individual counselling sessions to support students through personal challenges
  • Student Support Network – Drop-in, peer-to-peer counselling provided by extensively trained student volunteers
  • SHINE This Year – Year-round programs, support groups and training to support student mental health
  • keep.meSAFE – culture- and language-specific mental wellness support for international and English Language Program students

Yoga with Monique

Monday, Jan. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

University Centre, Peter Clark Hall 001A (North Wing)

Learn the basics of yoga in this professionally led workshop. Explore techniques that blend vinyasa flow with strengthening and stretching poses. Unite movement with breath to bring about a peaceful, meditative mind. Suitable for all levels. All are welcome to participate – bring your friends!

Upcoming Events for Everyone

Addictions and Mental Health Panel

Thursday, Jan. 26, 5:30-7 p.m.

RICH 2520

Hear four expert panellists share their research, personal experience and professional work in the community in discussing the effects and stigma of addictions on mental health. A Q&A will follow. This event may interest those participating in Dry January.

Mental Health Resource Fair

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
University Centre Courtyard

Explore mental health resources from Wellness@Work, Student Wellness Services and Student Experience. Grab some refreshments and enter the prize draw.

Fitness classes at Athletics

U of G’s Department of Athletics offers one of the best recreation facilities in the city and a wide range of classes. Physical wellness and mental health are closely tied. Explore how getting active at Athletics can help you!

Resources and Upcoming Programming for Faculty and Staff

Employee benefits

  • Access to counselling is available 24/7 through the University’s EFAP provider, Homewood Employee Health, at 1-800-663-1142.
  • Review your benefits coverage for psychological services under the extended health plan. 

Not Myself Today

  • This online platform provides resources, guidance and support for workplace psychological health and safety. Create an account now.

Mental health and wellness programming

Community wellness resources

  • View this comprehensive list of resources from on and off campus, including resources for mental health, stress reduction and relaxation, and addiction.

Remember to take care of yourself and each other!