Education & Support Programs

Student Wellness Education & Support Programs

Student Recovery Community (SRC)

The SRC is a peer-led community for students who are interested in making changes to their substance use behaviours. This space provides opportunities for students to share their experiences and challenges with substance use, addiction, and success in recovery.

Students who are interested in participating in the recovery community are encouraged to email to meet 1:1 with a peer facilitator – another student who has made changes to their substance use behaviours and to learn more about the group.

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“As far as what the SRC has given me... it’s allowed me to connect with like-minded people so I don’t feel as alone.” – SRC participant

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USHINE is a peer mentoring program that empowers students to develop lifelong successful habits to boost well-being. Students can meet one-to-one with a USHINE Peer Mentor to identify wellness goals and create a personalized wellness plan to meet these goals. Topics include sleep, nutrition, exercise, and much more.

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The Body Project

The Body Project is a workshop that aims to promote positive body image, reduce body shaming, and encourage folks to accept themselves as they are. Students can register for upcoming sessions via Gryphlife.

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Graduate Student Support Circles

The Graduate Student Support Circles (GSSC) is a group of graduate student participants and graduate student facilitators, who come together weekly to provide social and emotional support for each other.

The GSSC provides a confidential safe space unique and specific to graduate students and facilitates open dialogue to build supportive relationships among participants. New circles start each semester.

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Thriving in Action

Want to do better and be better as a student? The Thriving in Action workshop series will help you move from languishing to flourishing throughout your time in university.  

  • Learn new strategies in managing your time and studying effectively.
  • Build skills in motivation, optimism, and resilience.  

In each workshop, you will learn both wellness and learning strategies that will help you be the student you want to be. Join us for one or all four workshops and learn how to thrive. This program is offered by the Library and Student Wellness in both the Fall and Winter semesters.  

For more information and to register, please visit Gryph Life (Upcoming Events - GryphLife ( OR LibCal (Library Workshops & Events - U of G Library - University of Guelph Library ( or e-mail

Gryphon's Empowered by Movement (GEM)

GEM is a program designed to help students with their mood through the power of physical activity. You’ll be paired with a Buddy, who will help incorporate different forms of physical activity, like walking, fitness classes and weights, in a way that fits into your daily life. Buddies will also be a source of encouragement and accountability throughout the program. You must be referred to the GEM program by a UofG counsellor.

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