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Wellness and Student Life
At St. Jerome’s, we recognize that wellness encompasses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of an individual. You will be able to access a number of programs and resources to support your wellness during your time here, from Monday Morning Meditations to one of the many pick-up volleyball games that happen in our gymnasium. 
 
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SJU is a welcoming community where you can reach out for help with any bumps along the way. You will have your network of SJU friends, plus the encouragement of SJU professors and staff. The benefit of being an SJU student is the amount of support available to you. You're able to connect with all things SJU, as well as accessing services and resources available at the University of Waterloo. 
 

The Student Affairs hallway houses the Student Affairs team, where you will find many of the folks listed below. We are here for you! Say hi anytime you’re passing through Sweeney Hall, we are always happy to chat, answer questions, or direct you to other supports. 
 

The Wellness Coordinator can provide information about Health and Wellness Resources on and off campus. Interested in seeing a counsellor for the first time, and feeling a bit nervous? Have questions about how to see a doctor about mental health? The Wellness Coordinator is a safe and confidential person to talk to. Stop by and say hello in Sweeney Hall 1016, or connect with them by email.

 

Our Spirituality Centre is open to students of all faiths and beliefs and offers a quiet reflective space for your use. The link between spirituality and wellness is well documented, and we are here to help you explore life’s big questions during your time at SJU. Keep your eyes open for special events that are offered through Campus Ministry.

 

Students at St. Jerome’s University and across the University of Waterloo campus have access to Campus Wellness Services. There are a variety of workshops available on different mental health topics, from coping with stress to improving study skills. If group settings aren't your thing, you can always make an appointment to speak with a counsellor one-on-one.

 

Wellness Resources at the University of Waterloo
 

Health Services

Health Services offers primary medical care in a clinic located across the parking lot from St. Jerome’s. They can be reached by phone at 519-888-4096 or by dropping in to make an appointment with Reception. 
 

Counselling Services

Counselling Services has a team of counsellors and psychologists who can help you with walk-in and ongoing counselling support. Appointments can be made by calling 519-888-4567 ext. 32655 or by crossing the bridge to Needles Hall North.  
 

AccessAbility Services   

AccessAbility Services offers a number of accommodations for students with different needs. They can help you with academic accommodations, assistive technology, workshops focused on learning strategies, or note-taking support. 
 

UW MATES  

UW MATES are student volunteers who have received training and mentorship from UW Counselling Services. They support students with stress and anxiety, academic issues, social and relationship difficulties. 

 

The Student Success Office (SSO)

The Student Success Office offers workshops and appointments to help develop your academic, personal, and leadership skills. 

 

The Centre for Career Action 

The Centre for Career Action offers career counselling, individual and group sessions on resume-writing, interview skills, and more.

 

Wellness Resources in the Broader Kitchener-Waterloo Community

 

Your student health insurance covers certain health and wellness services located off campus, too. These services are highly recommended by our students at SJU. Not seeing what you need? Ask us in Student Affairs, and we will do our best to guide you.

 

Carizon specializes in children’s mental health, youth engagement and development, family violence, individual and family counselling, credit counselling, settlement supports and collective wellness. 

 

The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre is a not-for-profit, multi-faith counselling agency committed to strengthening emotional and spiritual well-being. 

 

KW Counselling Services is a multi-service agency providing individual, family, group and outreach supports to the community.