Wellness Centre

About the Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre believes that a healthy mind, body, and spirit are foundations for students to achieve their personal and academic goals. Located in the UBC Life Building, the Wellness Centre is a peer-hosted space that offers many wellbeing programs for students. For regular updates about our programs, follow the Wellness Centre on Instagram at @ubcwellnesscentre.

The Wellness Centre does not offer crisis support or medical advice. Consult crisis support options for what to do during emergency situations.

About the Health Equity, Promotion and Education Team

The Health Equity, Promotion and Education Team in Student Health and Wellbeing leads health education and promotion initiatives to enhance the health equity and wellbeing of individual students and communities of students at UBC.

Learn more about their goals and the work they do at UBC on the Faculty and Staff website.

Ask the Wellness Info Desk about resources

Wellness Centre Assistants can answer your questions about health, mental health and wellbeing resources, services, and support options.

Get connected through one of the following options:

  • Drop by in person
    Visit the Wellness Centre Info Desk in the UBC Life Building during opening hours.
  • Submit a question online
    You can also complete the online form and receive an email response within 3 to 5 business days. Please review the Privacy Statement before submitting your question.

Pick up harm reduction supplies: Naloxone training and fentanyl test strips

In response to the accidental drug poisoning crisis in British Columbia, naloxone and fentanyl test strips are available for free and anonymously at the UBC Wellness Centre and across campus.

Naloxone is a medication that can reverse accidental drug poisoning from fentanyl. Kits are available for people who could experience accidental drug poisoning from the toxic drug supply in British Columbia or those who might witness a family member or friend experience drug poisoning.

Fentanyl test strips check substances for the presence of fentanyl. You can pick up test strips from the front table at the Wellness Centre and get naloxone training during opening hours.

Visit the Sexual Health Shop

The Sexual Health Shop is a welcoming and inclusive sexual health space where you can learn more about sexual wellbeing or purchase accessible safer sex, sexual health, and sex toy products. Drop by in person or order online.

Find out how

Wellbeing Training and Education

Wellness Centre offers a range of self-directed learning courses on Canvas accessible to all UBC students with a CWL. Topics include health resource navigation, mental health, substance use health, and more.

You can also book wellbeing workshops, activities, and events led by staff and students for student groups, club events, and more.

Get details

UBC Student Recovery Community (SRC)

The UBC Student Recovery Community is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for students who are in recovery, or curious to explore their relationship with substance use and/or behavioural addictions, including disordered eating, gaming, gambling, and more.

Privacy Statement

To speak with a Wellness Centre Assistant through the online form, 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.

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