SJU students have access to a number of supports within our community and the University of Waterloo campus! From the close-knit group of friends you will meet to the professors in your classes, we will have your back with any bumps along the road.
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.
Thinking about your mental health and wellness? Looking for supports? SJU has recently hired an external consultant to help us revitalize our student-centered wellness initiatives at St. Jerome’s University and hopes to hire new staff in this area in the Fall. In the meantime, the resources below continue to be available to students who may be seeking mental health and wellness support.
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.
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 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 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 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 offers career counselling, individual and group sessions on resume-writing, interview skills, and more.
The Wellness Resource Database has curated both on-campus and off-campus supports and resources into an easy-to-navigate system.
As of Spring 2022, your GSA health plan covers 80% of the fee for mental health practitioners, for up to $800/year. This includes social workers, psychologists, psychotherapists, and clinical counsellors.
If this doesn’t resonate with you, the following services are highly recommended by our students at SJU. Still not sure what you need? That’s not a problem – just ask any of your Student Affairs team, and we will do our best to guide you.
Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health
Carizon, KW Counselling Services and Monica Place amelgamanted to create Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health together is a multi-service agency providing individual, family, group counselling and outreach supports to the community.
This mental health and wellness service works to support existing resources at the University of Waterloo, while offering support from professionals for psychology, psychotherapy, nutrition, substance abuse, and more.
The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre
the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre is a not-for-profit, multi-faith counselling agency committed to strengthening emotional and spiritual well-being.
Here 24/7 offers support for mental health, addictions, and crises. They can help assess your situation and offer referrals to the resource that will best benefit you.
Available 24/7/365, this post-secondary student helpline is a free service that offers professional aid and counselling. Available through phone calls, texting and even Facebook Messenger.
Created by experts in clinical psychology, Woebot is an AI that offers the chance to talk out your problems in a curated experience. Sponsored by Ontario, KW Counselling and more, Woebot is a friend for when you need a shoulder to lean on.
A non-profit hoping to make Waterloo region “a place where everyone can belong and thrive,” House of Friendship offers stability if you are facing issues with housing, food insecurity, addiction, and more.
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
SASC offers counselling for sexual assault survivors as well as those facing gender-based violence. Using an intersectional approach, they offer community support, validation, and resilience.