Wellness in Residence


Purpose

The Wellness in Residence (WIR) program supports your mental and emotional well-being through a partnership with the SU Wellness Centre. The program aims to improve access to mental health services and to increase knowledge and awareness about mental health.

The program is based in Yamnuska Hall (Campus Community Hub) and Crowsnest Hall, but it's available to you no matter what building you live in. The WIR team consists of student support advisors, counsellors, health promotion staff, and Residence WHAT volunteers (Wellness & Health Awareness Team). We encourage you to talk to them at events and programs.


How to Access Support

Setting up a meeting with the Student Support Advisor is as easy as an email or phone call. To set up a meeting, email residence.wellness@ucalgary.ca or call 403.220.3028. The voicemail is secure and confidential, so feel free to leave a message. If your schedule does not work with the schedule of staff, we will work together to find a time and location that works for you.

If you need emergency support now, contact one of these services or the Calgary Distress Centre at 403.266.HELP (4357) anytime.


Types of Support

The Student Support Advisor will help you determine what supports will be most helpful. You may access a number of services including, but not limited to, group support and individual counselling.

Support is available to help you learn more about yourself, your well-being, and how to improve your mental health with topics such as:

  • Managing loneliness, depression or anxiety
  • Navigating relationships
  • Helping others who are struggling with mental health concerns
  • Changing or recovering from addictive behaviors
  • Managing stress.

To learn more about this program and available support, email residence.wellness@ucalgary.ca.