Mental Health

Our Mental Health Team cares about mental health wellbeing and reducing the levels of stress and anxiety on campus. This dynamic team of students adopts a peer to peer education method to talk to students and staff on campus about self-care, stigma, tips and tools on how to reduce stress, the benefits of smiling and many more. 

Visit our Wellness Initiatives page for info on free mental health programming.

For more information on mental health, come see our mental health – Health Promotion Specialist in UCU203 or email us at promo@uohs.uottawa.ca

Mental Health Resources

  • Student Academic Success Services (SASS): SASS is a free network of services and programs designed to give you the tools and information you need to succeed from your first day on campus until you receive your diploma and go out into the world to pursue your dreams.
  • The Link Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health’s initiative for youth by youth, has a variety of mental health resources to help young adults learn about their health and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • have THAT talk: The have THAT talk series was developed by Ottawa Public Health to raise awareness about the importance of mental health in all areas of our lives. Check out these videos and activity guides to learn how to talk about mental health, increase support, and encourage people to get help sooner.
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Resource List: If you are concerned about your mental health or someone else, speak to a health care professional or check out this list of available resources in Ottawa put together by Ottawa Public Health.
  • Mental Health Caregiver Guide: This guide prepared by Ottawa Public Health provides tips, tools, and information to assist you as the caregiver or the person you care for on the journey to recovery.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): CMHA is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians.As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community-based resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness in their own communities.
  • Good2Talk: Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365.

Apps

  • TAO (Therapy Assistance Online): TAO is an online platform of tools and interactive modules that can help you manage the many stressors that come with university life and can help you bounce back from challenging times.
  • Healthy minds: HealthyMinds is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses you encounter both on and off campus.

Mental Health Team 2019-2020

Upcoming Events

Yoga - February 24th

Mental Health Coaching - February 25th

Meditation - February 26th

Reiki - February 27th 

Pet Therapy - February 28th 

 

Visit the calendar or follow us on Facebook for more info.

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