McMaster Student Wellness Centre

McMaster Student Wellness Centre Counselling - Medical Services - Wellness Education The Student Wellness Centre provides services that will enhance your personal and academic success during your time at McMaster.
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Staffed by highly qualified service providers(family physicians, personal counsellors, registered nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, wellness educators) with a special interest in university students, we provide student-centred, accessible, confidential, and caring services for you.

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Get Up! The second active living resource of the week is @mcmasterpulse, McMaster’s fitness center. Attend one Pulse cla...
03/25/2021

Get Up! The second active living resource of the week is @mcmasterpulse, McMaster’s fitness center. Attend one Pulse class on Zoom this week, and tell us about your experience to be entered into our year-end raffle: https://forms.gle/557gwBoM9WspathNA

Join the Graduate Wellness Team for our upcoming Peer Perspectives Panel about the importance of #sleep on March 24 at 5...
03/19/2021

Join the Graduate Wellness Team for our upcoming Peer Perspectives Panel about the importance of #sleep on March 24 at 5 pm EST!

Learn from our panelists of upper-year graduate students about how sleep impacts your health, tips to ensure your sleep is more restful, how your environment or context can impact your sleep, and when to consult a professional about your sleep troubles.

Register here: https://bit.ly/38scJWv.

The Pardesi Project – a short film initiative aimed at addressing mental health challenges faced by South Asian internat...
03/18/2021

The Pardesi Project – a short film initiative aimed at addressing mental health challenges faced by South Asian international students. Join Sheridan College and partners at this film screening, March 18 at 7PM.

http://ow.ly/ztem50DXg7u

Calling all animal lovers:Does it make your day when someone's pet joins a zoom call? Do you have a pet who you'd like t...
03/16/2021

Calling all animal lovers:
Does it make your day when someone's pet joins a zoom call? Do you have a pet who you'd like to introduce (and brag about) to other animal-lovers in the McMaster community?

Join the SWC for our virtual Pet Meet & Greet drop-in event on Thursday, March 25th, 2021, from 12.30pm - 1.30pm EST. Open to all McMaster students, staff, and faculty. All kinds of pets are welcome! You don't need to have a pet to join in on the cuteness!

Register on Zoom here: https://mcmaster.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucu6tqTgsHN1ndBsvSKRDUbZTDaYZZ5H6

The Mental Health Wellness Outreach Team is excited to introduce the Little Things Campaign! One year into this pandemic...
03/15/2021

The Mental Health Wellness Outreach Team is excited to introduce the Little Things Campaign!

One year into this pandemic, many of us have realized that lots of things aren't in our control. There are real hardships being faced by so many students, and it can leave us feeling lost and disconnected.

We, as the organizers of Little Things, are no strangers to these hardships. And, like you, we have persevered. The little things in life — orange sunsets, seeing cats over Zoom, 3 AM phone calls — have helped us along.

If you register for our campaign, you will receive three texts per week from March 22 to April 9. These texts will invite you to reflect on the 'ordinary' things that help you find joy even in uncertain times. They will celebrate your 'smaller' milestones to reaffirm your strength and resilience. They will remind you to be kind to yourself.

Sign up here by March 21st: http://ow.ly/zj3w50DZjZP

March 31st is International Trans Day of Visibility! Our Health Promotion Team will be sitting down with the SWC's Dr. M...
03/12/2021

March 31st is International Trans Day of Visibility!

Our Health Promotion Team will be sitting down with the SWC's Dr. Mary Fletcher, who sees and provides gender-affirming healthcare services to trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students.

Do you have questions about our gender-affirming healthcare services? Now is your chance to get them answered! Submit your questions anonymously by 5pm on Friday, March 19th: http://ow.ly/zf3u50DUzcT

Join McMaster Open Circle to explore enoughness, validation, and success with a supportive and caring community.  The ev...
03/10/2021

Join McMaster Open Circle to explore enoughness, validation, and success with a supportive and caring community.

The event runs March 12, 6:00-8:00 PM. Register here: www.OpenCircle.mcmaster.ca/events

What are you feeling after one year of living with this pandemic reality? What losses have you experienced? How can we s...
03/08/2021

What are you feeling after one year of living with this pandemic reality? What losses have you experienced? How can we support each other in the challenges of this time?

Let’s take this week to reflect and remember to connect to our innate capacity to heal. This week McMaster Open Circle is hosting events likeMindful Mornings and Creative circles to help us all reflect on these challenging times! Visit the link below to learn more.

www.OpenCircle.mcmaster.ca/events

Our mental health is being challenged now more than ever. That’s why we are proud to share Wellness Together Canada – Ca...
03/05/2021

Our mental health is being challenged now more than ever. That’s why we are proud to share Wellness Together Canada – Canada’s first and only online platform offering immediate mental health and substance use support for people of all ages.

Access 24/7 live counselling and self-guided resources at no cost, ever. Help is just one click away.

WellnessTogether.ca.

Struggling to stay active while stuck at home? The SWC and Alumni Association challenge you to the 1887 Challenge - Well...
02/25/2021

Struggling to stay active while stuck at home? The SWC and Alumni Association challenge you to the 1887 Challenge - Wellness Edition!

Complete short workouts 3 times a week, and participate in fun wellness challenges between March 1 to March 14 for a chance to win prizes!

Register here: http://bit.ly/1887WellnessEdition

Having trouble staying active? Join the Active Living team's weekly newsletter, "Get Up!". Receive a weekly active livin...
02/23/2021

Having trouble staying active? Join the Active Living team's weekly newsletter, "Get Up!". Receive a weekly active living resource straight to your inbox with tips and info on how to stay active! Register here: http://ow.ly/h4bU50DHVzV

Tell us about your experience at the SWC and be entered for a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards! All survey responses ...
02/22/2021

Tell us about your experience at the SWC and be entered for a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards! All survey responses are kept anonymous and are not connected to draw entries. Click here to enter: http://ow.ly/6wn850DEXk3

Your chance to apply for the Peer Educator Program is open until February 22 at 9:00 am!Unsure of what a Peer Educator d...
02/18/2021

Your chance to apply for the Peer Educator Program is open until February 22 at 9:00 am!

Unsure of what a Peer Educator does? As a Peer Educator, you are responsible for delivering workshops, providing evidence-based health information, and promoting wellness-related resources available to students on and off-campus. Peer Educators will concentrate their efforts on one of our six Wellness Outreach Teams:

Active Living
Food Literacy
Mental Health
Sexual Health
Substance abuse
Graduate Wellness

If this position seems like the right fit for you, apply through the link below: https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/services/health-promotion/volunteer-program/

Want to help normalize s*xual experiences among McMaster students? Interested in winning a 50$ gift card? Well, you’ve c...
02/17/2021

Want to help normalize s*xual experiences among McMaster students? Interested in winning a 50$ gift card? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The Sexual Health Team presents the “Wow, Same” initiative. This is an opportunity for you, as part of the McMaster community, to help alleviate feelings of isolation tied to our s*xualities as students.

Chances are, you are not alone and someone else has had similar experiences and feelings. Shame surrounding our most intimate moments contributes to us thinking there may be something wrong with us. This initiative will work toward breaking down those feelings of isolation by allowing us to hear the unfiltered stories from other students. Which is why we need your story too.

Your submission will enter you for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Amazon or SkipTheDishes! Find all the information on the project and share your anonymous submission on this Microsoft form! Submissions close February 23.

Here are the three prompts you can answer, you don't have to answer all three to submit your response.

Prompt 1: Normalizing Experiences
Tell us about an awkward, embarrassing, or funny intimate experience of yours.

Prompt 2: Normalizing Bodies
Tell us about a body insecurity related to your s*xuality and how it’s affected your s*xual experiences. How have you coped with it? Have you learned to accept it?

Prompt 3: COVID-19
How has your s*x life changed during COVID-19? Is it different or similar from what you expected?

Due to inclement weather, in-person appointments for today are cancelled. Phone and virtual appointments will continue a...
02/16/2021

Due to inclement weather, in-person appointments for today are cancelled. Phone and virtual appointments will continue as scheduled.

Another great program from Open Circle! Begin your week with a guided mindfulness practice and a check-in on your intent...
02/15/2021

Another great program from Open Circle!
Begin your week with a guided mindfulness practice and a check-in on your intentions. Build a strong and grounded start to your day in the company of others. We begin with a quote, then a guided meditation, followed by an option to post a short response to a check in question. Attend any Monday that works for you. opencircle.mcmaster.ca/events

Having trouble navigating romantic relationships? Sign up for the Love Better group and learn how to identify healthy an...
02/12/2021

Having trouble navigating romantic relationships? Sign up for the Love Better group and learn how to identify healthy and unhealthy relationships. This group meets Wednesdays from 10AM-12PM. Sign up below!
http://ow.ly/s5Qi50DyQjB

Want to help normalize s*xual experiences among McMaster students? Interested in winning a 50$ gift card? Well, you’ve c...
02/11/2021

Want to help normalize s*xual experiences among McMaster students? Interested in winning a 50$ gift card? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The Sexual Health Team presents the “Wow, Same” initiative. This is an opportunity for you, as part of the McMaster community, to help alleviate feelings of isolation tied to our s*xualities as students.

Chances are, you are not alone and someone else has had similar experiences and feelings. Shame surrounding our most intimate moments contributes to us thinking there may be something wrong with us. This initiative will work toward breaking down those feelings of isolation by allowing us to hear the unfiltered stories from other students. Which is why we need your story too.

Your submission will enter you for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Amazon or SkipTheDishes! Find all the information on the project and share your anonymous submission on this Microsoft form! Submissions close February 23.

Here are the three prompts you can answer, you don't have to answer all three to submit your response.

Prompt 1: Normalizing Experiences
Tell us about an awkward, embarrassing, or funny intimate experience of yours.

Prompt 2: Normalizing Bodies
Tell us about a body insecurity related to your s*xuality and how it’s affected your s*xual experiences. How have you coped with it? Have you learned to accept it?

Prompt 3: COVID-19
How has your s*x life changed during COVID-19? Is it different or similar from what you expected?

Sexual health plays a large role in our lives. Covering topics from contraception and hygiene, to health relationships a...
02/03/2021

Sexual health plays a large role in our lives. Covering topics from contraception and hygiene, to health relationships and STIs, s*xual health is expansive with many topics to learn about. Visit our website at wellness.mcmaster.ca to learn more about how the SWC supports your s*xual health.

Friday February 5th, 6:00-8:00pm (arrive at 5:30 for Weekend Wind Down)Register to receive the link: www.OpenCircle.mcma...
02/02/2021

Friday February 5th, 6:00-8:00pm (arrive at 5:30 for Weekend Wind Down)

Register to receive the link: www.OpenCircle.mcmaster.ca/events

Hear stories of others, Reflect on your own path

Join us to hear from panelists of diverse faiths and spiritualities sharing their journey and the role that their beliefs play in their everyday lives. This is a chance to listen to and learn from stories, engage in discussion, and find ways to carve out your own spiritual path.

With panelists:
Lorrie Gallant – Haudenosaunee, Cayuga Nation born, writer, storyteller, artist, educator
Rebeena Subadar – student, McMaster Spiritual Club
Jacob Letkemann – OC alumni, Psychotherapist at Kitchener Center for Family Medicine, mindfulness practitioner
Harjot Atwal, McMaster alumni, Sikh, Project Manager professional, artist, photographer, nature enthusiast
Sorina Budeanu – OC alumni, English teacher in South Korea
Andy Crowell – Ecumenical Chaplain at McMaster, Christian Minister of a Hamilton congregation

Your chance to apply for the Peer Educator Program is open until February 22 at 9:00 am!Unsure of what a Peer Educator d...
01/29/2021

Your chance to apply for the Peer Educator Program is open until February 22 at 9:00 am!

Unsure of what a Peer Educator does? As a Peer Educator, you are responsible for delivering workshops, providing evidence-based health information, and promoting wellness-related resources available to students on and off-campus. Peer Educators will concentrate their efforts on one of our six Wellness Outreach Teams:

Active Living
Food Literacy
Mental Health
Sexual Health
Substance abuse
Graduate Wellness

If this position seems like the right fit for you, apply through the link below: https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/services/health-promotion/volunteer-program/

Today is Bell Let's Talk day. It can be a platform for discussion of mental health, a prompt to reach out to the people ...
01/28/2021

Today is Bell Let's Talk day. It can be a platform for discussion of mental health, a prompt to reach out to the people around us, or a reminder to get the support we are looking for.

However the conversation is starting for you, the Student Wellness Centre is here to support McMaster students. If you're looking for someone to talk to, please access our services through wellness.mcmaster.ca.

The Student Wellness Centre will not be booking appointments for January 26 2021. All previously booked appointments wil...
01/26/2021

The Student Wellness Centre will not be booking appointments for January 26 2021. All previously booked appointments will proceed as scheduled.

Calling all book worms! Join our wellness book club and meet new friends through bi-weekly virtual discussions, and our ...
01/25/2021

Calling all book worms! Join our wellness book club and meet new friends through bi-weekly virtual discussions, and our online Goodreads community!

This semester's book is "The Book of Joy" by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Visit this link to register: http://ow.ly/tAVT50DfVGn

Are you subscribed to our newsletter? Our newsletter is sent out about twice a month, updating you on new events and pro...
01/22/2021

Are you subscribed to our newsletter? Our newsletter is sent out about twice a month, updating you on new events and programs happening at the SWC.

Stay connected, and subscribe through the link below!

https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/join-our-mailing-list/

Let's Talk About Race: Islamophobia. Racialized, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) students, staff and fac...
01/20/2021

Let's Talk About Race: Islamophobia. Racialized, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) students, staff and faculty are invited to a facilitated discussion on Islamophobia and to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the 2017 Quebec Mosque Shooting.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 11:30AM-1:00PM

To register, please e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] using your McMaster e-mail and including "LTAR, (first name, last name) as the subject.

Join us for an afternoon break with some furry friends! We'll be hosting a virtual farm tour on Thursday at 2:00PM. Visi...
01/19/2021

Join us for an afternoon break with some furry friends! We'll be hosting a virtual farm tour on Thursday at 2:00PM. Visit the link to register: http://ow.ly/vRUt50DbIto

Submissions for our photovoice activity are now open! Submit your photovoice creation for a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 gif...
01/18/2021

Submissions for our photovoice activity are now open! Submit your photovoice creation for a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards! http://ow.ly/WVZ450DbHDD!

Join us and the Student Success Centre for a workshop on Weaving Wellness into Online Learning. Register at this this: h...
01/15/2021

Join us and the Student Success Centre for a workshop on Weaving Wellness into Online Learning. Register at this this: http://ow.ly/yFtX50D9VEQ

Please read this update from McMaster in regard to COVID-19 and the Ontario government declaring a State of Emergency. R...
01/13/2021

Please read this update from McMaster in regard to COVID-19 and the Ontario government declaring a State of Emergency.

Read: http://ow.ly/aTnz50D7JWN

Thrive 2021 is here! Thrive is a week of events and programming focused on helping students, faculty, and staff at McMas...
01/12/2021

Thrive 2021 is here! Thrive is a week of events and programming focused on helping students, faculty, and staff at McMaster explore their path to mental health.

This year, join us for:
- Comedy Afternoon with Adrienne Fish, January 20 at 12PM
- Virtual Farm Tour with Useless Farm, January 21 at 2PM
- Photo Voice Submissions from our community

To learn more, visit http://ow.ly/8R0W50D6wX2

Join Amelia Valenti in her workshop(s) that aim to optimize your approach to personal growth, goal setting, and building...
01/07/2021

Join Amelia Valenti in her workshop(s) that aim to optimize your approach to personal growth, goal setting, and building resilience.

January
These workshops are completely free!

Visit this link to register: http://ow.ly/BjKn50D2DSM

The Student Wellness Centre will close December 23 and re-open on January 4 at 8:45AM.
12/23/2020

The Student Wellness Centre will close December 23 and re-open on January 4 at 8:45AM.

Need a break from finals studying? Want to win 1 of 4 $24 Skip the Dishes gift cards? 👀 Share how COVID-19 has affected ...
12/09/2020

Need a break from finals studying? Want to win 1 of 4 $24 Skip the Dishes gift cards? 👀

Share how COVID-19 has affected your mental health and inform the MSU’s upcoming policies. All opinions and feedback are incredibly valuable and will be used to shape future MSU policy and advocacy.

Fill out the survey today at http://bit.ly/MSUCOVIDMH ❗❗

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PGCLL 201/210, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4L8

General information

Visit us at MUSC B101 (medical and counselling) and MUSC B118 (wellness education and lounge space)

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 19:45
Tuesday 08:30 - 19:45
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:45
Thursday 08:30 - 19:45
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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