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STRESSED at University ?


Here are some great stress management resources at the University of Guelph :


     To learn more about any of these resources, click on its blue title.



     Personal Counselling        519 824-4120, ext. 53244   

  • At Counselling Services, Level 2 Powell Building, personal counselors are available for private appointments.
  • The most common topic bringing students to their door is stress!  
  • Appointments can be booked in advance by phone or e-mail.



    Academic Counselling   -   see the academic counselor for your program.  

  • Regarding courses, course load, and career direction.



    Learning Commons,  Library – main floor          

  • Workshops and 1:1 training in study tips, time management skills, and effective strategies for writing exams & essays.
  • Supported Learning Groups for some courses meet weekly to review that week's material with a successful senior student.




  • First year students are matched 1:1 with an upper year student who has been trained as a special advisor.
  • They touch base weekly about how things are going and how to access the resources and programs available to them.  



     Student Health Services,       519 824-4120, ext. 52131  

  • Physicians, nurses, addictions counsellor, and dietitian provide medical/health services on the main floor of the Powell Building.



     Stress Management & High Performance Clinic,       519 824-4120, ext. 52662

  • Skills training in stress / anxiety management strategies to relax the tension from the body, calm emotions, and settle a busy brain.
  • All topics covered in the group programs can also be provided in private training sessions.



     Wellness Education Centre,       519 824-4120, ext 53327 

  • Trained Peer Helpers at the WEC in the Powell Building provide information and resources.



     Student Support Network,      

  • Drop in to the SSN in the Powell Building from noon to 10:00 pm (or noon to 8:00 pm during final exams) in the fall and winter semesters.
  • Talk to a trained Peer Helper available to listen and suggest resources.



     Crisis Text Line,       Text "UofG" to 686868, using your text- or SMS-enabled device

  • Text a trained crisis responder at Kids Help Phone to ask for mental health support whenever you need it.
  • This free service does not need a data plan or Internet connection.



     Feeling Better Now,   ( enter access ID: uoguelph  )

  • Anonymous online mental / emotional health resource to assist students in maintaining well-being.



     Good2Talk,       1-866-925-5454         

  • 24 hour call line for university students to discuss the challenges that they are facing.