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Student Wellness

Good mental health is as important as good physical health. When mentally healthy, we can enjoy our lives, be creative and productive, take risks, and are better able to cope with difficulties, change and loss. School becomes less stressful and our well-being is taken care of. However, it is normal to feel somewhat overwhelmed with the challenges you encounter while you attend university.

For Student Supports and Resources, please visit here for more information.

Graduate students face a unique set of stressors that require their own strategies to manage. Below are tips on how to cope with some of these:

Thesis stress: UCL 3 Tips for Managing Thesis Writing Stress

Relationships with your supervisor: The Supervisor-Supervisee Relationship (McGill)

In addition, since Winnipeg experiences long winters, Seasonal Affective Disorder affects our wellbeing. The University of Waterloo has a list of Tips for Coping with S.A.D to help you.

On-Campus Student Wellness Services

The student Wellness Centre has provided some tips for First-Year Students and on how to deal with exam stress that are valuable if it's your last year or if you are writing a paper, or preparing for a thesis defence.

The University of Winnipeg offers counselling and health services to all students for free at the Wellness Centre, on the first floor of Duckworth Centre (Room 1D24).


Counselling at The University of Winnipeg is a collaborative, conversational process where you can address any concern, difficulty, or dilemma affecting you. Topics might include relationships, homesickness, procrastination, work-life balance, grief, addiction, abuse, anxiety, difficulty eating, sexual orientation, suicide.

Personal counselling is available for free to any student currently registered at UWinnipeg in an undergraduate or graduate program; the English Language Program (ELP); or in Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE). Note: Students inquiring about counselling will be contacted within two business days of seeking counselling.

If you would like to explore counselling services, please call, email or visit the first floor of the Duckworth centre, 1D24. Contact Wellness Centre.

Health Services

Klinic on Campus

Services include:

  • Birth control information
  • Health information and referrals
  • Health workshops, films, and speakers
  • Medical appointments (including general health care, pap tests, physical examinations, prenatal care, and STI testing, including HIV)
  • Unplanned pregnancy counselling (parenting, adoption, or abortion)

All Klinic on Campus services are free and confidential. Klinic is also available as a resource to those who are interested in planning health-related events on campus.
Klinic is a pro-choice agency that offers client-centered services that are supportive to all ages, genders, faiths, and sexual orientations.

For up-to-date hours and more information, visit Klinic on Campus's webpage.

Off-Campus Student Wellness Services

The University of Winnipeg's Human Resources has compiled a list of off-campus resources that may assist individuals who may be experiencing problems. Please visit Wellness Resources for more information.

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

AFM is a Crown agency that is committed to being a foundation of excellence in providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviours.

For more information, please visit AFM:Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

Aurora Family Therapy Centre

The Aurora Family Therapy Centre is committed to providing systemic therapy to strengthen family relationships, individuals, and communities through cross-cultural and trauma-informed care.

The centre offer services for: families, individuals, and newcomers.

For more information, please visit the Aurora Family Therapy Centre.

Circle of Life Thunderbird House

The Circle of Life Thunderbird House provides a loving environment where Indigenous teachings and ceremonies can be shared for the healing of all our relations. Their vision is that all people in Winnipeg will be able to gather with a circle of Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and others to share traditional Indigenous Knowledge and teachings while taking part in ceremonies that can help strengthen the bodies, emotions, minds, and spirits to support the Indigenous identity of our people, families, and communities.

For more information, please visit Circle of Life Thunderbird House.

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

Led by visionary community leaders and Elders who understood the significance of culturally-based and Indigenous-led services and leadership to social transformation, both on an individual and collective basis and who courageously and tenaciously set about the tasks of bringing their vision to action. Ka Ni Kanichihk provides a culturally safe environment where the greatness and gifts of all peoples are honoured and where our cultural practices and values are practiced and Indigenous people can “just be who we naturally are.”

For more information, please visit Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

Klinic Community Health

With an emphasis on prevention, health promotion and education, Klinic addresses the needs of the individual, helping their clients make informed choices about their health. Klinic primary health care services are provided for individuals and families, teens, and adults within the geographic community and for priority populations.

For more information, please visit Klinic Community Health.

Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line

The Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line is a toll-free, confidential 24-hour crisis line run by trained crisis counselors from Klinic Community Health.

Crisis Calls: 1-877-435-7170 toll-free 24 hours

General Inquiries: info@reasontolive.ca

Phone: (204) 571-4182

For more information, please visit Reason to Live.ca

Rainbow Resource Centre

Rainbow Resource Centre (RRC) offers support to the LGBT2SQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±. It also supports families, friends, and employers of LGBT2SQ+ individuals.

For more information, please the Rainbow Resource Centre.

West Central Women's Resource Centre

West Central Women’s Resource Centre exists to empower women to help themselves, their families and their community to safer, healthier lifestyles. Our home is the diverse West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg.

For more information, please visit West Central Women's Resource Centre.

Women's Health Clinic

Women’s Health Clinic is a feminist, non-profit community health clinic located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our values of choice, inclusion, social justice, innovation and integrity are at the heart of everything we do.

For more information, please visit the Women's Health Clinic.

24-hour Crisis Lines

For assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please contact these community resources:

  • Klinic Crisis Line | 204.786.8686
  • Klinic Sexual Assault Line | 204.786.8631
  • Manitoba Suicide Phone Line | 1.877.435.7170
  • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Mobile Crisis Services | 204.940.1781
  • Crisis Response Centre | 817 Bannatyne Ave.