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Wellbeing at Werklund

Whether you're a student, staff, or faculty member, we're here for you. Explore the inclusion and wellness resources available at Werklund and on campus.

Discover the Mental Health Supports Available to You

Need to talk to someone? Free, confidential, and accessible mental health resources for faculty, staff, and students are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Faculty & Staff Support

Staff Wellness leads a number of programs, resources and services, to help promote, support, and sustain the health and wellness of faculty and staff at UCalgary.

The university offers programs and services that promote healthy living, a healthy work environment, and that respect the employee's life outside of work as well as their working life.

Meet Amanda Habiak, registered nurse and mental health consultant with UCalgary’s Staff Wellness department. No matter what you’re dealing with, Amanda is here to help. 

This is a challenging time for the university community — a time to reach out for support if you need it, and lend it if you’re able.

Student Support

Seeking mental health support and improving your understanding of mental health can have a positive impact on your wellbeing, and help you succeed on your academic journey.

Your on-campus resource for health and wellness support, with a wide range of service options. Visit us for medical and mental health care, as well as chiropractic and massage appointments with our team of professionals.

If you’re feeling lonely, stressed out or you just want to talk, a trained student volunteer is there for you. Access virtual peer support weekdays from noon to 4pm

The Distress Centre offers support 24/7

Call 403-266-HELP or 1-800-563-6106. Support can also be accessed via online chat or text.


Werklund Wellbeing Walks

Werklund, in partnership with the Campus Mental Health Strategy, is encouraging you to get out and walk to support your mental health during UFlourish.

Ten markers have been set up across campus, each one sharing a unique wellbeing resource. Listen to a mindfulness podcast, read community stories of struggle and resilience, or complete a wellness self-check-in. Take a movement break to learn about the different resources available for students, staff, and faculty at UCalgary - it only takes about 30 minutes to visit all ten markers. 

Workshops and Webinars

Explore mental health workshops and webinars and learn from experts and mental health advocates in your community.

The Inquiring Mind

Help create a supportive environment, strengthen the campus culture, and contribute to a healthy campus with the Inquiring Mind mental health workshop for undergrads

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The Working Mind

This workshop for faculty and staff aims to increase awareness of mental health, reduce the stigma of mental illnesses, and offer resources to maintain positive mental health and increase resiliency. 

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Mental Health Webinars

Learn from experts and mental health advocates in our community.

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Commit to a ‘wellness streak’ to help manage work stressors

Burnout and compassion fatigue are workplace mental and emotional health hazards that can reduce employee productivity and increase absenteeism, so workplace solutions are needed.

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The Mindfulness Podcast

The practice of mindfulness is for everyone. It is a meditation practice that can reduce stress and anxiety and improve attention and creativity, supporting our daily functioning.

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The UFlourish Playlist

Listen to songs picked by CJSW for community members to unwind with and enjoy.


The Podclass by Ever Active

The first series, Conversations on School Health, is a collaboration with the Werklund School of Education that looks at maximizing the health and well-being of students and teachers.

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Profiles in Wellness at Werklund

At Werklund, we're interested in how academic and support staff, as well as our students, support their wellness. We believe that sharing the benefits of our self-care activities with each other can help build our collective well-being. 

We invite you to participate by describing your wellness activity and then uploading a photograph of yourself taking part in the activity - whether it's meditative or athletic, enjoying a still moment, or something more action-oriented. We're interested in learning how each of us takes care of our wellness. 

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Collective Wellbeing

This pillar of our academic plan invites us to commit ourselves to raising awareness and promoting wellbeing in an effort to help others realize their potential.  Using more holistic approaches, professors are encouraged to engage their students, research, and teaching and learning in ways that incorporate health and wellness. 

View Werklund's collective wellbeing highlights

The Campus Mental Health Strategy is a bold commitment to the importance of mental health and well-being of our university family. Get support