UofG Student Support Resources - F21/W22

Feb 9th, 2022


Student Wellness' mission is to provide resources and services to help facilitate the development of the whole person by utilizing innovative strategies to promote the student’s optimal well-being and to achieve success in their academic careers. The Department of Student Wellness is comprised of 6 different units, all of which provide health and wellbeing support and services to students and to the campus community including:

We're here for you, every step of the way and want to ensure you have the tools for the best experience possible!

Let this be your quick reference guide to all of the well-being resources available to you as a student to make this a reality.

Not sure how to navigate our many resources? Connect with a Student Wellness Navigator. Call 519-824-4120 x52131 to book an appointment.


  • PEER COUNSELLING: The "Student Support Network" (SSN) is a drop-in peer counselling service for students looking for confidential, nonjudgmental support. Book a session at wellness.uoguelph.ca/ssn
  • PEER EDUCATION: The Wellness Education & Promotion Centre (WEPC) offers peer education and programming. Check out the podcast "Shine Cast" (focused on mental well-being) available on Spotify, Apple Music & more. For more info contact ext. 53327 or wellness@uoguelph.ca 
  • PEER-SUPPORTED HEALTHY HABITS: "USHINE" is a peer mentorship program for students looking to set and work towards health & wellness goals with individualized support. Visit uoguel.ph/ESP or email ushine@uoguelph.ca 
  • PEER-SUPPORTED ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: "Gryphons Empowered by Movement" (GEM) is a peer buddy program for students looking for assistance incorporating physical activity into their lives. To be referred to the program, call ext. 52131
  • PEER SUBSTANCE USE SUPPORT: The "Student Recovery Community" (SRC) is an online space for students looking to make changes to their substance use behaviours. Visit uoguel.ph/ESP or email student.recovery@uoguelph.ca


  • COUNSELLING GROUPS: Counselling Services offers group sessions on topics including anxiety, healthy relationships, social confidence, & a mindfulness drop-in. 1:1 support is also available. wellness.uoguelph.ca/counselling
  • WALKING GROUPS: "Mood Routes" is a walking group to help students build in time for physical activity and mental wellness. View dates at uoguel.ph/mood-routes
  • BODY POSITIVITY TRAINING: The "Body Project" is a workshop for students interested in learning more about self-acceptance, positive body image, and reducing body shaming. View dates on Gryphlife at uoguel.ph/bodyproject
  • MENTAL HEALTH LITERACY TRAINING: Are you looking to learn more about supporting others with their mental health concerns? We have several programs available. For details, email mentalhealth.training@uoguelph.ca
  • SELF-REGULATION: Stress and anxiety workshops including a stress management drop-in and test preparation. View dates on Gryphlife at gryphlife.uoguelph.ca
  • RESILIENCE TRAINING: "SHINE" is a 7-session skill-based workshop for students interested in boosting their overall well-being through learning about topics including self-compassion, gratitude and stress management. View dates at uoguel.ph/shine
  • "Thriving in Action" is a workshop series focused on skills for university life. Upcoming sessions can be viewed on gryphlife.uoguelph.ca


  • HEALTH SERVICES: The campus Health Services clinic offers primary health care, including physicians, nurses, addictions counsellors and dietitians. ext. 52131 wellness.uoguelph.ca/health
  • COUNSELLING SERVICES: Individual, group, and drop-in counselling are available to help support students through personal challenges. ext. 53244 wellness.uoguelph.ca/counselling
  • SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT: The Sexual Violence Support & Education Coordinator provides sexual violence support, education and training for students. ext. 53020 or email svinfo@uoguelph.ca uoguelph.ca/sexualviolence
  • ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES: Student Accessibility Services (SAS) assists students with disabilities to access academic accommodations. ext. 56208 or email accessibility@uoguelph.ca wellness.uoguelph.ca/accessibility
  • INJURY & PHYSICAL HEALTH SUPPORTS: The Health & Performance Centre (HPC) offers services including sports medicine, physiotherapy, massage & concussion treatment. 519-767-5011 (press 1 for reception) or visit wellness.uoguelph.ca/hpc
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES: Access free 24/7 counselling through the keep.meSAFE program by calling 1-844-451-9700 or downloading the app. wellness.uoguelph.ca/keep.meSAFE
  • BIPOC STUDENT RESOURCES: Access free BIPOC counselling services on wellness.uoguelph.ca/counselling or the Student Support Network (SSN) wellness.uoguelph.ca/ssn
  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Student Experience provides a number of advisors for International, BIPOC, Indigenous, and LGBTQ2IA+ students. Connect with an advisor at uoguelph.ca/studentexperience/advising-and-support
  • LGBTQ2IA+ STUDENT RESOURCES: Connect with our Sexual & Gender Diversity Advisor in Student Experience at uoguel.ph/LGBTQ2IA. Connect with trained UofG volunteers in a discreet, confidential and private online environment with the OUTline Online Chat at uoguel.ph/outline.

Looking for anonymous support?



  • Crisis Text Line (Canada): Text UofG to 686868
  • Good2Talk (Ontario): 1-866-925-5454
  • Here24/7 (Guelph): 1-844-437-3247
  • keep.meSAFE (international students): 1-844-451-9700
  • (001-416-380-6578 outside of North America)


  • Campus Police (Campus Safety Office), Fire & Ambulance: Emergency: 519-840-5000
  • Non-emergency: 519-824-4120 ext. 52245
  • Guelph General Hospital Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Care Centre: 519-837-6440 ext. 2728

STUDENT HOUSING SERVICES - 519-824-4120 + extensions below

  • Lennox Addington Residence ext. 58122
  • East Residence ext. 58124
  • South Residence (Prairie Desk) ext. 58123


We're located in the J.T. Powell Building, at 168 Reynolds Walk (beside the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre and across from East Residence) 519-824-4120

  • Health Services, Accessibility Services, Counselling Services, Sexual Violence Support: 519-824-4120 ext. 52131
  • Wellness Education & Promotion Centre (WEPC): 519-824-4120 ext. 53327