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Mental health and wellness resources for students

January 15, 2020 — 

The following list of on- and off-campus resources is provided to help outline support available:

STUDENT COUNSELLING CENTRE (SCC)

FORT GARRY CAMPUS, 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE, 204-474-8592
BANNATYNE CAMPUS, S211 MEDICAL SERVICES BUILDING, 204-474-8592

The Student Counselling Centre (SCC) offers a variety of services to meet students’ needs. These services include web-based and self-help resources, supportive and problem solving assistance, and group and workshops programs. Most of these services are readily accessible throughout the year, including groups and workshops for some of the most common student concerns along with individual and couple counselling. For individual counselling, contact us in-person or via telephone (204-474-8592) to inquire about scheduling an initial intake appointment. If you are experiencing very high distress (e.g., do not feel safe from self or others, have had a recent sexual assault experience), consider using our emergency triage service (which is a brief meeting with a counsellor) by attending our office in-person.

Check out the SCC website for information on groups and workshops such as:

  • Learning to Cope *Drop-In. This workshop is designed for students who would like to learn strategies to cope successfully with difficulties that are common among university students such as negative thinking, stress, procrastination and perfectionism.
  • Managing Negative Emotion and Stress *Drop-In. This workshop is for students who would like to learn ways of managing their stress and negative emotions, such as depression, anxiety, anger, or guilt.
  • Mid-Day Mindfulness *Drop-In. This service is for students who want to explore mindfulness meditation, a tool that has been proven to help people cope with many different challenges including stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Communication and Conflict: Skills to Build Positive Relationships and Improve Your Interactions with Others *Drop-In. In this workshop you’ll learn specific strategies and skills to communicate and address conflict.  
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CRISIS SERVICES

24/7 SUPPORTS FOR STUDENTS IN CRISIS: KLINIC CRISIS LINE, 204-786-8686

CRISIS RESPONSE CENTRE AND MOBILE CRISIS SERVICE

204-940-1781

STUDENT SUPPORT CASE MANAGEMENT

520 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE, 204-474-7423

Students who are experiencing personal, academic, or financial distress and need support may contact our office for support. We can assist you in creating a wellness and support plan and finding help from on- or off-campus resources to make a plan work for you. For an appointment, please contact the front desk at 204-474-7423.

SPIRITUAL CARE

FORT GARRY CAMPUS, 102C UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE, 204-474-7005
BANNATYNE CAMPUS, S211 MEDICAL SERVICES BUILDING, 204-474-8592
edgar [dot] french [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

 Spiritual Care provides support by helping students make sense of the values and beliefs that are important to them, enabling them to live meaningful lives.

Spiritual Care:

  • Assess how a student’s spirituality influences their health and wellbeing.
  • Invest time in specialized and reflective listening, getting to know students beyond their health challenges or problems.
  • Provide a supportive presence to students who are searching for meaning, identity, and purpose in the face of suffering, loss, or illness.
  • Arrange for ceremonies and practices suited to students’ traditions by implementing forms of intervention that foster transformation and healing.

CHAPLAINS’ ASSOCIATION

102Y UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE, 204-474-8721
ken [dot] stupak [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Chaplaincy Offices are staffed as usual with spiritual care providers available on a drop in or appointment basis to see students, faculty, and staff.

Offices are open for students to gather informally and find mutual peer support.

UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE (UHS)

104 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE, 204-474-8411

UHS provides comprehensive health care for both physical and mental health issues. You can book an appointment over the phone or in-person. A limited number of same-day appointments are available by making an appointment in person or over the phone when the clinic opens at 8:30 a.m. These appointments are offered on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis. If you are a student from the Bannatyne campus, please inform us of this when you are making your appointment as we have set aside specific appointment times at the beginning and end of each day for Bannatyne students.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

469 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE, 204-295-9032

britt [dot] harvey [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

A professional health educator/registered nurse is available to students for individual information on health and personal well-being. The health educator can help answer questions or find appropriate resources to get you closer to answers. All services are entirely confidential. Health and Wellness also offers Healthy U peer health educator programming by request on such things as stress and coping and maintaining physical health.

INDIGENOUS STUDENT CENTRE

MIGIZII AGAMIK – BALD EAGLE LODGE, 204-474-8850
isc [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) welcomes and supports Indigenous students. We offer holistic academic, cultural, personal and physical supports and resources.

RECREATION SERVICES

FORT GARRY CAMPUS, ACTIVE LIVING CENTRE 430 UNIVERSITY CRESCENT, 204-474-6100
BANNATYNE CAMPUS, JOE DOUPE RECREATION CENTRE, 727 MCDERMOT AVENUE (BASEMENT OF THE BRODIE CENTRE), 204-789-3858

Recreation Services is open as usual providing active living opportunities for all U of M students at both campus locations. Our efforts are focused on providing facilities and programs that create positive social interaction and healthy lifestyles for students.

Each week we offer over 800 hours open gym, pool, ice, circuit studio and court time for informal recreation in addition to providing over 40 group fitness classes. Students also have access to our state-of-the-art fitness centers and running and walking tracks. Additional programming is also available including instructional and specialty fitness classes, Intramural sports, REC Clubs and personal training and assessment services.

The University of Manitoba has many other wellness-related resources and groups on campus – check them out on the Live Well website.

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