Wellness Resources/Empower Me

Students’ Union Wellness Resources:

The Students’ Union is proud to offer Empower Me

Toll-free 24/7: 1-833-628-5589
powered by Optima Global Health

Undergraduate and graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University, you have access to additional support through Empower Me, a mental health and wellness service that seeks to contribute to a resilient student community by supporting existing on-campus and community mental health resources.

Empower Me has a number of professionals with various domains of expertise, including psychology, psychotherapy, social work, nutrition, etc., to support you and respond effectively to diverse needs. You can access services via telephone, videoconference, or in-person (when permitted in accordance with public health guidelines and COVID-19 advisories)

Empower Me is:

  • Available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Confidential
  • Multilingual
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Gender-inclusive
  • Faith inclusive

Empower Me is a confidential support service available 24/7, 365 days a year. No issue is too big or too small – regardless of what you’re experiencing, you’re not alone.

Empower Me FAQ

Healthy Lifestyles (Waterloo Campus) is a service committed to the education and support of undergraduate students concerning health practices and responsible decision-making. The committee provides opportunities to learn about and create positive habits.

Peer Connect (Brantford Campus) is a committee that connects students with their peers. Peer Connect takes a holistic approach to ensuring that every student is taking care of themselves, with a specific focus on the mental aspect of wellbeing. Peer Connect runs programming throughout the whole school year promoting mental wellness.

Laurier Wellness Resources:

The Wellness Centre:

@LaurierWellness

Brantford Campus: 519-756-8228 x 5803
Student Centre, 2nd Floor (beside RAC and Post House)
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM
lbwellnesscentre@wlu.ca

Waterloo Campus: 519-884-0710 x 3146
2nd Floor (between Concourse and Dining Hall)
Mon., Tues., Wed. 9 AM – 7:30 PM / Thurs., Fri. 9 AM – 4:15 PM
wellness@wlu.ca

Call to book an appointment with a
– Physician
– Nurse
– Mental Health Nurse
– Counsellor (phone & video counselling)*
– and more

*we do not have a waitlist for service

Remote Workshops and Groups

Topics include:
* Coping with Anxiety
* Self-Care & Resilience
*Getting Enough Sleep
*Stress Management
* Social Media & Mental Health
* Communication
* Healthy Relationships
*….and many more

Head to students.wlu.ca/wellness-education to see the full workshop schedule with meeting details. Check back regularly for new additions!

Virtual Peer Support now available!
Chat with a trained student about student-life concerns and talk about strategies! Check out students.wlu.ca/wellness-peer-support

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