Health and Wellness

Health Services

Location: J.T Powell Building 1st Floor
Appointments: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Drop-in: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4 PM (Fall and Winter only)
Phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 52131

Health services offers comprehensive health and medical services to students including:

  • Medical and psychiatric care
  • Nursing services
  • Dietician services
  • Immunization & Flu Clinics
  • Medical Notes
  • Drop in - for emergencies or sudden onset of illness or injury (no appointment necessary)

Counselling Services

Location: J.T Powell Building 2nd Floor
Appointments: Monday - Friday, 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 53244

Urgent Drop-in:

  • Fall and Winter: Monday - Friday, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Summer: Monday - Friday, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Counselling services offers support free of charge, including both individual and group counselling, to support students as they work through the personal challenges that affect their ability to succeed at school and in other areas of their lives.

To book an appointment with a counsellor, visit the front desk on the 1st floor of J.T. Powell or call ext. 53244. For additional resources, a full listing of therapy groups and more information visit the counselling services website at wellness.uoguelph.ca/counselling.


Additional Mental Health Resources

Good2Talk (1-866-925-5454)

Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario. By calling Good2Talk, students can receive information and referrals about services and supports for mental health, addictions and well-being on and off campus or speak anonymously with a professional counsellor.

UofG Text Line (text "UofG" to 686868)

Free, 24/7 texting support, providing students with greater access to confidential crisis resolution.

Here 24/7 (1-844-437-3247)

Here 24/7 is your front door to the addictions, mental health and crisis services provided by 12 agencies across Waterloo Wellington.

Feeling Better Now

The University of Guelph is also involved with the Feeling Better Now program, an initiative that helps students assess their risk for mental health issues.


Student Support Network

Drop-in Hours

Day Time Location
Monday - Friday 12 PM - 10 PM J.T Powell Building, Room 1149
Monday - Tuesday 2 PM - 6 PM McLaughlin Library, Room 111
Wednedsay - Thursday 4 PM - 8 PM McLaughlin Library, Room 111

The Student Support Network (SSN) offers drop-in peer support in Fall and Winter terms. At all SSN services, you'll find:

  • Confidential, non-judgemental listening & support
  • Information and referrals
  • An opportunity to chat with peers who care

Wellness Education and Promotion Centre

Location: J.T Powell Building 1st Floor
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 53327

The Wellness Education & Promotion Centre is a student-driven safe space where students can seek information and support on a variety of health topics, such as: mental health, sexual health and sexuality, body image, nutrition, healthy relationships, and safe alcohol, cannabis and other drug use. The centre also runs a wide variety of awareness and educational campaigns including workshops on topics such as stress management, sexual assault, eating for energy, and how to help a friend. Drop by the centre from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday, or check out a listing of events on the Wellness Education & Promotion Centre Gryphlife page.


Sexual Violence Support Centre

This office provides leadership in prevention and intervention programs to support survivors of sexual violence, and to enhance the conditions and likelihood of personal and academic success. This includes ensuring appropriate coordination of care and individual support for students and communicating with appropriate partners, both on and off campus. For information and resources visit the Sexual Violence Support & Information page.


Accessibility Services

Location: J.T Powell Building, 2nd Floor
Appointments: Monday - Friday 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 56208

The university of Guelph is committed to creating a barrier-free environment and Accessibility Services provides a variety of resources and services to help those with disabilities. For information on types of accommodations visit the Accessibility Services website.


The Health and Performance Centre

Location: J.T Powell Building 2nd Floor
Phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 53039

Appointments:

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:40 AM to 8 PM (year-round)
  • Friday, 7:40 AM to 6 PM (September to June)
  • Friday, 7:40 AM to 3 PM (July and August)

The Health and Performance Centre provides expertise in sports medicine, rehabilitation and health promotion. Services include: sports medicine, physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractics, pedorthics, bike fitting, nutrition and fitness.


Stress Management & High Performance Clinic

Relaxation & Stress Management Skills Training program for individuals to learn relaxation and self-regulation skills that improve health and performance. Shorter group programs focusing on specific topics such as test anxiety, better sleep, decreasing headaches and curbing worry have grown out of this longer, skills-based program. For a listing of current programs visit their Stress Management & High Performance Clinic website.


The Department of Athletics

Athletics offers a wide variety of activities and programs to meet the demonstrated needs and perceived interests of students. There is something for every interested Gryphon. Facilities include a twin pad arena, a field house with squash courts, swimming pools, weight training areas (including cardio, strength training and advanced training), multi-purpose areas, gymnasiums, lighted fields, an outdoor track and a covered athletics field with track.

Structured programs include a multitude of fitness and spinning classes each week, intramurals, interest classes (dance, martial arts, aquatics, pilates and yoga), certification courses, clubs, personal training, special needs programs and 30 intercollegiate teams.

Gryphons website