Supporting our Mental Well-being
The University of Guelph is known for its commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens. By focusing on the development of the whole student, we give University of Guelph graduates the tools and skills to make a difference in an ever-changing world. The University is a supportive environment that is inviting, accessible, and reflective of the diversity of our students and of our commitment to their development as people, scholars, and citizens. In order to foster this growth and success, we have had a long-standing commitment to, and reputation for, supporting our students' mental health and well-being.
In July 2017, the University of Guelph formally adopted the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health-Promoting Universities and Colleges. The charter calls on post-secondary institutions to ensure health and well-being in all aspects of campus culture, policies, and practicies.
The University of Guelph discusses mental health in the Student Mental Health Framework using the World Health Organization's (WHO) definition of health: "a state of complete physical, mental and social-well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
Mental Health & Well-being Resources
- University of Guelph Mental Well-being Website: Explore this site to find resources that will help you live well to learn well.
- Mental Health Resources, Counselling Services, University of Guelph: This website provides information about University of Guelph's Counselling Services, options for afterhours support, and links to online services.
- The Student Mental Health Advisory Committee and The Student Mental Health Framework
If you are a student leader looking for trainings on mental health, please visit the Campus-Wide Training for Students page in GryphLife.