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Residence Counselling

The Department of Residence has a professionally trained Residence Life Counsellor available to meet with first-year students who are living in residence. The counsellor specializes in addressing the needs of first-year Laurier students who are struggling with personal and/or mental health issues as they transition to Laurier and life in residence.

Meet Heather Landells

Heather Landells

Heather is your residence life counsellor.

For information about how to meet with Heather, ask your don or refer to the Health and Wellness section.

Coverage for Your Visits

Visits are covered through your provincial health plan or UHIP insurance. Please bring this card to every visit. Booked appointments are recommended, but there are limited walk-in appointments available daily for urgent concerns. 24-hour notice is required for cancellation, or a fee will apply.

Laurier’s wellness centres are available to all students and provide the same services as your family physicians, which are covered by your provincial health card or UHIP.

The Student Wellness Centre

Location: Second Floor, Student Services Building (just above the dining hall)

T: 519.884.0710 x3146

Office hours:

  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday/Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Summer hours: Refer to Health and Wellness.

The Student Wellness Centre on Laurier’s Waterloo campus is a collaborative centre providing care for students’ physical, emotional and mental health needs using a circle of care model. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals includes doctors, nurses, counsellor/social workers, a mental health nurse, registered dietician, chiropractors, massage therapists and physiotherapists. We recommend that you book an appointment, but we also offer a limited number of walk-in medical appointments and crisis appointments daily. The Student Wellness Centre provides variety of health care services, including physical exams, acute and chronic illness and follow-up, sexual health care and dispensing (including emergency contraception), immunizations and specialist referrals. Mental health services include assessment, diagnosis and treatment, including short-term, goal-directed counselling, crisis intervention and crisis management. We also facilitate community referrals for students requiring specialized or long-term treatment.

The Wellness Centre

Location: Second Floor, Student Centre 519.756.8228 x5803


Office hours:

The Brantford Wellness Centre provides a multidisciplinary approach to student health and makes use of a diverse team of health and wellness professionals. The Wellness Centre provides year-round medical care using a circle of care model for students. Our multidisciplinary team provides primary health care, health promotion and education, the Peer Educator program, triages students to appropriate care and resources, and provides care for workplace injuries. Our on-campus service reduces travel to home communities for primary care physicians and counsellors and reduces the need for local physicians to take on new patients. Through our comprehensive services and extensive referral network, students can access services available to them right here on campus. Our key services include: physicians, psychiatrist, registered nurses, chiropractor, massage therapy, personal counselling, psychologist and obstetrician/gynecologist.

We recommend that you make an appointment, but we also offer a limited number of walk-in medical appointments and crisis appointments daily. All visits are confidential.