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Wellness Groups and Workshops

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    As part of the Stepped Care approach, this option includes:

    • In-person group therapy to support student mental health;
    • Best practice approaches for depression, anxiety, stress and interpersonal relationships;
    • An opportunity to develop a sense of community and resiliency;
    • Possible referral by a therapist to a group that fits your interests and needs.

    Drop-In Wellness Groups and Therapeutic Workshops

    Counsellors hosts regular therapeutic group activities that aim to empower students and foster resilience. These activities range in topics and format—from online webinars to art therapy groups, allowing you to participate in the activities that best suit your needs.

    These sessions are facilitated by professional counsellors and peer counsellors to provide an opportunity for students to learn, share and connect in a safe and confidential space.

    Art Therapy
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    Use your artistic talents to express and reflect your experience with mental health.

    We invite you to express yourself through your preferred artistic medium (photography, drawing, poetry, painting, music, etc.) to creatively showcase your experience with that mental health theme.

    A group discussion facilitated by counsellors will be held at the end of each month to bring together anyone interested in sharing their experience of, and reactions to, this artistic exercise and provide mental health support in an open, safe, non-judgmental, and positive virtual space.

    To participate, submit your piece of art using the online form.

    All submissions are welcome. Meetings will be held on Zoom.

    Meeting dates
    Theme Language Date
    Coping with the reality of COVID-19 English Monday, September 28, 1:00 p.m.
    Coping with the reality of COVID-19 French Monday, September 28, 2:00 p.m.
    Identity English Monday, October 19, 1:00 p.m.
    Identity French Monday, October 19, 2:00 p.m.
    Stress English Monday, November 2, 1:00 p.m.
    Stress French Monday, November 2, 2:00 p.m.
    Relationships English Monday, November 16, 1:00 p.m.
    Relationships French Monday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.
    Gratitude English Monday, November 30, 1:00 p.m.
    Gratitude French Monday, November 30, 2:00 p.m.
    Goal-setting Workshop
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    This workshop will provide you with a user-friendly tool to help you better understand and develop your goals. It will also help you to build motivation by identifying what gets in the way of these goals and what actions bring you closer to them.

    Watch the video about the life map exercise to learn more.

    Meetings will be held on Zoom.

    To register, please send an email

    Meeting dates
    Language Date and Time
    English September 24 at 1:00 p.m.
    French September 24 at 2:30 p.m.


    Mindful Roads
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    Counselling Services has set up a new Mood Walk Community at uOttawa.

    For now, walks will be done individually. Just choose a walk that inspires you, grounds you and connects you with nature.

    You can do it at any time, but we will have specific dates for you to connect and share your experience with others who are also doing these Mood Walks. These sessions will be held every other week and the whole experience should last about one hour.

    Join the Mindful Roads Community on Microsoft Teams to connect with other students and Mental Health and Wellness Counsellors.

    Téléchargez le PDF des Promenades de pleine conscience pour faire ces marches par vous-mêmes.

    Meeting dates
    Date and Time Language
    Wednesday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. English
    Thursday, October 1, 11:00 a.m. French
    Wednesday, October 14, 11:00 a.m. English
    Thursday, October 15, 11:00 a.m. French
    Wednesday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. English
    Thursday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. French
    Wednesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m. English
    Thursday, November 12, 11:00 a.m. French
    Wednesday, November 25, 11:00 a.m. English
    Thursday, November 26, 11:00 a.m. French
    Wednesday, December 9, 11:00 a.m. English
    Thursday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. French


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