Wellness Centre

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What the Wellness Centre can help with

The Wellness Centre believes that a healthy mind, body, and spirit are foundations for students to achieve their personal and academic goals. Through the Wellness Centre, you can connect with trained students to navigate campus services, talk to a peer about what is going on for you, and learn more about health topics and wellness resources. The Wellness Centre is currently offering virtual services.

The Wellness Centre does not offer emergency services. See crisis support for emergencies.

Talk to a Wellness Peer for support

Have one-on-one conversations online for up to 30 minutes with a Wellness Peer, a trained student who will listen and help you navigate your student experience. Supportive conversations with a Peer can help you to reflect on your experiences, explore your support options, and learn about wellbeing.

Drop in virtually

  • Monday: 11:00am — 3:00pm PT
  • Tuesday: 11:00am – 3:00pm PT
  • Wednesday: 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
  • Thursday: 11:00am — 7:00pm PT

Drop in virtually through this Zoom link during any of the above times. 

Wellness Peers are not available during Reading Week. Regular hours will resume on Monday, February 22. 

To speak with a Wellness Peer, you will be asked for some personal information. See the privacy statement below for more information.

Ask a Navigator about resources

Explore and ask about health and wellness resources, services and supports with Wellness Centre Navigators, who are trained students.

You can submit your question through the online form for an email response within 2 business days. You can also drop by through Zoom and enter the passcode 123456 to connect with the Wellness Centre Virtual Info Desk on Zoom during the following hours:

  • Monday: 10:00am – 1:00pm PT

  • Tuesday: 4:00pm – 7:00pm PT

  • Wednesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm PT

  • Thursday:  4:00pm – 7:00pm PT

To speak with a Navigator, you will be asked for some personal information. See the privacy statement below for more information.

Privacy Statement

To speak with a Wellness Peer or Navigator, you will be asked for your name, email, and location to identify resources relevant to where you’re located. 

The personal information and any other information you provide during this session are collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). 

Your information will be kept confidential except if your information is required to provide you with the assistance you have requested, or as required for health, safety, or legal reasons. If you have questions about the collection of this information, please email wellness.centre@ubc.ca.

Book a wellness workshop

Book a Wellness workshop or a Ways to Wellness moment to add health and wellness information to your events, meetings, classes, and more. Find more details about available wellness programming.

Additional health and wellbeing resources

Talk to a Nurse

Nurses from Student Health Service can answer your medical or health questions for free and in a confidential space, without you needing to book an appointment.

Find hours and locations on the Nurses on Campus page.

Health support tool

UBC offers a variety of free resources to support you throughout your studies. Answer a few questions to find the options specific to your needs.

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UBC Student Recovery Community (SRC)

The UBC Student Recovery Community is a welcoming and inclusive environment for students in or curious about recovery from addiction to alcohol, drugs, and/or addictive behaviours. The SRC’s peer support model is designed to empower students with lived experience to support one another on their chosen recovery pathway.

Connect with other students with lived experience through SRC's Instagram page or by emailing the SRC at recovery.ubc@gmail.com.

Learn about health topics

Wellness Centre online course

The Wellness Centre: Online Canvas course is open to all UBC Vancouver students.

Self-enrol online to access information, strategies, and resources on topics such as thriving in online learning, dealing with stress, managing your time, taking care of your sexual health, how to help a friend who is struggling, overdose first aid, and more.

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Wellness Centre COVID-19 Safety

Wellness Centre has placed safety measures in the workplace in order to keep both staff and students safe and to follow public health directives. 

See the Wellness Centre workplace safety plan (pdf).