Mental Health and Wellness Supports

Student Counselling Centre (SCC)

Fort Garry Campus, 474 University Centre, 204-474-8592

Bannatyne Campus, S207 Medical Services Building, 204-474-8592

SCC offers daily intake counselling appointments to students at the Fort Garry Campus. Students who are distressed and in need of immediate support can access in-person emergency triage services at 474 University Centre. Please call 204-474-8592 for information about services available at the Bannatyne location.

Check out the SCC website for information on the following workshops:

  • Learning to Cope. This workshop is designed for students who would like to learn strategies to cope successfully with difficulties that are common among university students such as negative thinking, stress, procrastination and perfectionism.
  • Mid-Day Mindfulness. This service is for students who want to explore mindfulness meditation, a tool that has been proven to help people cope with many different challenges including stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Anxiety and Worry: Tools to Manage Them. This workshop is for students whose lives are being disrupted by anxiety and/or worry. The teachings are based on cognitive behaviour therapy and include a focus on challenging anxiety provoking thoughts, managing exam stress, coping with uncertainty and changing avoidance behaviour.
  • Workshop for International Students. This workshop is for International Students who would like to learn how to manage challenges such as communication, stress and being away from home.

Crisis Services

24/7 supports for students in crisis: Klinic Crisis Line, 204-786-8686

Crisis Response Centre and Mobile Crisis Service, 204-940-1781


Student Support Case Management

520 University Centre, 204-474-7423

Students who are experiencing personal, academic, or financial distress and need support due to the unexpected events of this term may contact our office for support. We can assist you in creating a wellness and support plan and finding help from on- or off-campus resources to make this plan work for you. At this specific time such a plan may be to explore how to manage the practical and stressful details that might arise with the interruption to the term, and then transitioning back to school. For an appointment, please contact the front desk at 204-474-7423.


Chaplains Association

102Y University Centre, 204-474-8721, kstupak@cc.umanitoba.ca

Chaplaincy Offices are staffed as usual with spiritual care providers available on a drop in or appointment basis to see students, faculty, and staff.

Offices are open for students to gather informally and find mutual peer support.

Regular programing and discussion groups remain uninterrupted, giving stability in the midst of disruption. Regular gathering times give you the opportunity to express how you've been affected by the strike and share coping strategies.


University Health Service (UHS)

104 University Centre, 204-474-8411

UHS provides comprehensive health care for both physical and mental health issues. You can book an appointment over the phone or in-person. A limited number of same-day appointments are available by making an appointment in person or over the phone when the clinic opens at 8:30 a.m. These appointments are offered on a 'first-come, first-serve' basis. If you are a student from the Bannatyne campus, please inform us of this when you are making your appointment as we have set aside specific appointment times at the beginning and end of each day for Bannatyne students.


Health and Wellness

469 University Centre, 204-295-9032, katie.kutryk@umanitoba.ca

A professional health educator/registered nurse is available to students for individual information on health and personal well-being.. The health educator can help answer questions or find appropriate resources to get you closer to answers. All services are entirely confidential. Health and Wellness also offers Healthy U peer health educator programming by request on such things as stress and coping and maintaining physical health.


Indigenous Students (PDF)


Recreation Services

Fort Garry Campus, Active Living Centre 430 University Crescent, 204-474-6100
Bannatyne Campus, Joe Doupe Recreation Centre, 727 McDermot Avenue (basement of the Brodie Centre), 204-789-3858

Recreation Services provides active living opportunities for all U of M students at both campus locations. Our efforts are focused on providing facilities and programs that create positive social interaction and healthy lifestyles for students.

Each week we offer over 800 hours open gym, pool, ice, circuit studio and court time for informal recreation in addition to providing over 40 group fitness classes. Students also have access to our state-of-the-art fitness centers and running and walking tracks. Additional programming is also available including instructional and specialty fitness classes, Intramural sports, REC Clubs and personal training and assessment services.

Strike Info

Strike-related changes to the academic schedule