Wellness Groups and Workshops
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.
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.
|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.|
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.
Meetings will be held on Zoom.
To register, please send an email couns@uOttawa.ca.
|Language||Date and Time|
|English||September 24 at 1:00 p.m.|
|French||September 24 at 2:30 p.m.|
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.
|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|