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Mental Health Resources

Campus Supports and Resources

At Laurier, you have access to a wide range of resources to both promote and maintain good physical, emotional and mental health.

SAFEHawk App

SAFEHawk is a free app for iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices that connects you to telephone helplines such as Good2Talk, Here 24/7, and other community-based mental health resources in Waterloo Region, Brantford and Toronto.

Accessible Learning Centre

With locations on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses, the Accessible Learning Centre (ALC) provides academic support and resources to students with both permanent and temporary disabilities. Services offered through the ALC include assistive technology, alternative formats for exams or assignments, note-taking, tutoring and peer support. You must register with the ALC to receive accommodations.

Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centres on the Brantford and Waterloo campuses provide comprehensive physical, emotional and mental health services to Laurier students. The team includes personal counsellors, physicians, a mental health nurse, chiropractors, physiotherapists and registered massage therapists.

Delton Glebe Counselling Centre

The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre is a holistic counselling facility run by Martin Luther University College that serves both the Laurier and external community. The centre is located on Albert Street in Waterloo.


Thrive is a weeklong series of free events for students on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses that focuses on building positive mental health. You can take part in Thrive-week activities every October and January and learn how to thrive at Laurier.

Gendered and Sexual Violence Support

Support is available to all members of the Laurier community who have been impacted by gendered or sexual violence, regardless of when or where the violence took place. Laurier has a sexual violence response coordinator on each campus whose role is to help you understand what options are available on and off campus. Additionally, through partnerships with the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant and the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region, sexual violence counselling is available on campus in both Waterloo and Brantford.

Wellness Education

Wellness education programming at Laurier includes skill-building workshops, an exciting schedule of campus events, and the Peer Wellness Education Team of student volunteers.

Learn to ride the waves of student life with skill-building workshops led by Student Wellness Centre professionals. The workshops are designed to offer practical tips for increasing resilience, managing stress, and developing skills to cope with the turbulence of student life.

Students on Laurier’s Waterloo and Brantford campus can earn a Wellness Education Certificate by attending approved wellness education activities and completing a short reflection on their learning.

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More Feet On the Ground

This online mental health education program teaches you how to recognize, respond to, and refer individuals experiencing mental health issues on Laurier’s campuses. You can earn the More Feet on the Ground Mental Health Training Certificate after successfully completing the online modules. The certificate is eligible for recognition on the Laurier Experience Record.

Students Helping Students

Laurier students are leaders in promoting dialogue around mental health. A variety of student-run groups and projects are active on Laurier’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses, providing peer-to-peer support and mental health awareness.

Graduate Students’ Association

The Graduate Students’ Association takes a holistic approach to wellness. Events are planned throughout the year and target various dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, sexual, intellectual, environmental and occupational. Wellness initiatives in the past have included therapy dogs, community cook-offs, Soup Tuesday with the Indigenous Student Centre, massages, weekly “Shut Up and Work” sessions, gym passes, yoga, hiking and meditation. The Graduate Students’ Association continues to strive to find new ways to design and implement programs to promote and maintain student wellness.

Students' Union Clubs and Committees

The Students' Union offers several student-run clubs committed to promoting a healthy, balanced lifestyle and breaking stigmas around mental health.

Peer Connect is a committee that addresses mental health by promoting a balanced lifestyle for all students.

Community Resources

For mental health and addictions resources available in the community, visit our Self-Help Resources page.