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Managing Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, many students may be developing feelings of fear, stress, worry and isolation—these feelings are natural when facing threats that are beyond our control. Everyone reacts differently to these feelings, which can be overwhelming for some. 

It’s important to understand that if you need help in coping with these feelings, there are articles and resources available to  guide you in managing your mental health during this time.

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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. You can connect with trained students to navigate campus services, talk to a peer about what is going on for you, and learn about managing stress, sleep, eating well and living well as a student.

The Wellness Centre physical space in the Life Building is closed until further notice. The Centre is offering the following virtual services.

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

Learn about health and wellbeing

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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Explore health and wellness resources, services, and supports

If you’re not sure which health services or resources are right for you, connect with the Wellness Centre Navigators online. There are two ways to contact a Navigator, who can help answer your questions about the health services and supports available to you.

Connect with a Navigator virtually

Drop by through Zoom and enter the passcode 123456 to connect with the Wellness Centre Virtual Info Desk during the follow times: 

  • Monday, 11 – 1 pm, PDT
  • Tuesday to Thursday, 11 am – 3 pm, PDT

Submit your question online

Complete the online form and a Navigator will answer your questions within 2 business days.

Talk to a Wellness Peer for support

Have one-on-one conversations online with Wellness Peers, who are trained students that can help answer your questions on navigating your student experience. Supportive conversations with a Peer can help you to reflect on your experiences, explore your support options, and learn about wellbeing.

Dates and times to connect with a Peer will be posted in late September.

Book Wellness programming

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.

Bring wellbeing to your student leadership

Enhance and support your community or organization's wellbeing by working with the Centre as a student leader. If you're a student who is interested in working with the Centre on an event, training, workshops and more, email wellness.centre@ubc.ca

Health and Wellness Student Leader Community on Canvas

Many student leaders at UBC contribute to educating, advocating and supporting their fellow students in their health & wellbeing. This can be done in a role like a Residence Adviser or Peer Programs member, an Orientation Leader, or through an executive role in a student association or AMS club. If you are a student in a role at UBC that is contributing to your peers’ health & wellbeing, join and apply to the support community for you on Canvas. 

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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.

The Nurses on Campus schedule for the Life Building will be available in mid-September. 

Find health support

If you’re not sure what other resources are available for you, answer a few questions and get a list of support options specific to your needs.

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Learn more about health topics

Learning about health & wellbeing can help you with the decisions you make each day to take care of yourself:

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