Wellness Education Centre Teams

A young woman standing beside a young man holding a sign that reads, "I pledge to watch out for Jeff when we're drinking"Awareness, Balance, Choice (ABC)

ABC is dedicated to raising awareness and education about general wellness. Programs focus on topics such as flu shots, vaccinations, condom usage, low-risk drinking, and safety on & off campus.

We encourage students to maintain their mental health and we want to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues.Forward Minds

Forward Minds is dedicated to helping shed light on mental health issues affecting students on campus, as well as to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness. Our goal is to educate students about mental health and how it can affect university life. We encourage students to maintain their mental wellness by providing them with opportunities to better their mental health. Forward Minds also offers care packages through the Students in Touch Program for students living in residence to show that others care.

An information booth in the UC discussing body image and eating disordersHealthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL)

HEAL aims to increase knowledge and awareness on nutrition and fitness, as well as on eating disorders, body image and self-esteem. Our objectives are to help students and the community feel confident making informed food choices and encouraging regular physical activity, while creating an accepting environment that celebrates diversity and dispels the existing myths behind size-ism.

Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB)

LTPB is a smoking cessation initiative, which is funded by the Government of Ontario and Health Canada. It is available on many post-secondary school campuses throughout Ontario. At the University of Guelph, the LTPB team is a group of committed students working hard to serve the needs of students who want to quit smoking, cut down, help a friend quit, or learn more about tobacco and nicotine.

A person wearing a condom costume holding a sign that says, "How many condoms are we using tonight?"NAKED

NAKED is the on-campus sexuality awareness team. We strive to promote a sex-positive environment within which sexuality can be experienced and explored. Through interactive workshops and events, NAKED hopes to generate an open and informed forum for discussion on issues pertaining to sexual and reproductive health and sexuality. We encourage the development of healthy sexuality and healthy relationships within a framework which emphasizes diversity, inclusiveness and respect.

Our pinwheel campaign shows support for sexual assault victimsSexual Assault-Free Environment (SAFE)

SAFE promotes respectful relationships in the community and addresses and educates on the issue of sexual assault and consent. Through collaborative programming initiatives, workshops and innovative events, S.A.F.E has developed into an important educational resource.

Mental Well-Being

Visit the University of Guelph's Mental Well-Being website for more information on Mental Wellness, including how to help a friend in need, and quick tips on dealing with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, relationship issues, and sleep issues. Also find other healthy living resources on campus and ways to get connected and involved in your campus community for overall mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Well-Being