Wellness in Residence
The Wellness in Residence (WIR) program supports students mental and emotional well-being through a partnership with Student Wellness Services. The program aims to increase knowledge and awareness about mental health and improve access to mental health services and supports.
The program is available to you no matter what building you live in. The WIR team consists of Wellness Community Ambassadors, 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. Wellness Community Ambassadors are students who live in each community and have received training from Student Wellness Services and work with the residence community to promote wellness activities and offer student support.
Types of Support
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
- Connections through online social events and programming
- Providing information on connecting to other mental health resources on campus
How to Access Support
Each building in Residence has a designated Wellness Ambassador, and their contact information can be found here.
For access to mental health support with Student Wellness Services, please fill out this online form. If you are a student in immediate distress, please contact one of our after-hours partners.
Other emergency contacts and supports can be found here