The U of M's Health and Wellness program exists to support the many dimensions that make up an individual's health and wellness, including: mental, social, spiritual, career/academic, physical, financial and environmental factors.
Free support and initiatives are offered that enable students to make informed choices and adapt healthy lifestyles to thrive and succeed throughout their university
If you have questions about your own health and wellness or concerns around campus, contact: Health and Wellness Educator, Phone: 204-295-9032.
The Student Counselling Centre (SCC) offers professional counselling services, free of charge and confidential, to University of Manitoba students. Services include web-based and self-help resources, supportive and problem-solving assistance, and group and workshop programs. Most of these services are readily available throughout the year, including groups and workshops for some of the most common student concerns, along with individual and couple counselling. Some of the many difficulties students go to the SCC for help with include:
The SCC can also help you connect with the U of M’s on campus Klinic counsellor; students can make appointments by calling SCC reception at 204-474-8592.
Services are available at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses. For more information and how to access these services, visit: umanitoba.ca/student/counselling.
The Student Support Case Management Office provides a variety of services that aim to increase the well-being and safety of both the individual and the community at the U of M.
Services available for students:
The Campus Mental Health Facilitator role was created to support our community to 'live and breathe' the recommendations set out in the Campus Mental Health Strategy, Success Through Wellness. The strategy focuses equally on students, staff and faculty members, examining all aspects of the university and identifying ways in which the U of M can be a community that is committed, caring, healthy, responsive, supportive and resourceful.
The strategy has one ultimate goal: that each of us become 'agents' in creating a culture which promotes and supports the mental health and well-being of each and every community member.
For more information about the strategy and mental health on campus, please contact: Arlana Vadnais, Employee Wellness Specialist & Campus Mental Health Facilitator, Phone: 204-474-8323.
The U of M is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive, respectful and free from human rights discrimination or harassment, sexual harassment and personal harassment. The OHRCM is responsible for managing the Respectful Work and Learning Environment policy. To discuss a discrimination or harassment concern, call, email or visit our office. The office offers informal resolution of concerns through conflict management coaching, conciliation or face-to-face mediation. The office also provides advice and support to students who are dealing with interpersonal or group conflict in the university community. Alternatively, you may decide to file a formal complaint. The officer or advisor will help you make an informed decision as to what process to take in order to resolve the situation.
Sexual violence and sexual harassment are not tolerated at the U of M. Incidents of sexual assault and harassment are taken very seriously and the U of M works to create a secure environment overall. The U of M offers a safe, respectful and compassionate reporting environment for people who have experienced sexual violence or harassment. Many different services are available, both on and off campus, to help in cases of sexual violence or harassment.
For information on where to report an incident and access supports, visit: umanitoba.ca/student/sexual-assault.
See a doctor on campus! Appointments are required.
Range of insured services
University Health Service (UHS) provides care for:
UHS provides a number of medical and administrative services which are not covered by Manitoba Health or other provincial or independent medical insurance plans. You will be billed directly for these services. Visit this page for examples of uninsured services.
Appointments are necessary in order to ensure the appropriate length of time is reserved to provide the care that you need. However, sometimes illness is sudden or severe and for these situations UHS offers same day appointments. Call or come in at 8:30 am to arrange a same day appointment. UHS has a missed appointment policy and applicable fees will be applied.
Please read more about insurance coverage for international students here.
University Health Service, 104 UMSU University Centre, Phone: 204-474-8411, Fax: 204-474-7573
All students are welcome to drop by for spiritual support, regardless of whether or not you are part of an organized religious community. The Chaplains’ Association provides a place to meet new friends and explore life and day-to-day issues from a faith perspective. Chaplains offer opportunities for worship, discussion, Bible study and service to others. All Chaplains are approachable and available on a one-on-one basis.
Chaplains are located in UMSU University Centre:
The Chaplains’ Association also works cooperatively on interfaith programs with:
Chaplains' Association, 102Y UMSU University Centre, Phone: 204-474-8721
Health is not simply the absence of a physical or psychological condition. A person’s ability to find meaning, purpose and hope is central to enjoying balanced health. Losses of all kinds can severely affect this integral aspect of well-being.
Spiritual Care offers one-on-one emotional and spiritual support by helping students explore new meaning in the face of adversity. It is care that affirms and works amidst the variety of values and beliefs that make up individual students. Care is provided to all regardless of students’ frameworks of meaning, whether spiritual, atheist, religious or agnostic. It is care that is inclusive of culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability and personal experience.
Who can benefit from spiritual care?
Anyone who has ever asked or struggled with concerns such as, but not limited to:
In addition to providing one-one-one spiritual support, Spiritual Care seeks to promote spiritual pluralism: the acceptance, respect and understanding of diverse spiritual values, beliefs and customs.
Spiritual Care aims to develop campus-wide initiatives and programming that would engage a multi-faith and spiritually diverse student population.
Spiritual Care for Students, 102C UMSU University Centre and S207 Medical Services Building, Phone: 204-474-7005
Bannatyne Campus - Health Sciences Centre, Green Owl Zone, Level 2 (GF214), Phone: 204-787-3884
To support your commitment to active living, environmental responsibility and mental wellness, visit the Live Well @ UM site to find the campus resources you need for personal and community well-being.
Be Active. Live Well. SUCCEED!
Get the most out of university life by making physical activity a regular part of your day. Participating in our facilities and programs not only helps students lead healthier lives but can directly contribute to student success.
Start the year off right by activating your Recreation Services student membership and registering for one of our many programs including intramural sports, instructional programs or student led recreation clubs.
Being active just got easier! Download the Recreation Services mobile app to get convenient access to our schedules and information whenever and wherever you need it. Get the app for free in the App Store or Google Play store.
Our security guards are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the event of an emergency on campus, Security Services plays a key role in coordinating police, paramedics, firefighters or personnel from the Environmental Health and Safety Office.
Code blue poles
You'll find emergency outdoor call stations strategically located in remote areas at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses (look for the nine-foot poles!). When activated, a blue flashing light alerts everyone nearby and you immediately have two-way communication with the Fort Garry Campus dispatcher.
Red phones posted campus-wide provide a direct link to security. You'll also find red buttons throughout the tunnel system. Activating either will alert Security Services to dispatch a guard to your location.
Safety in numbers
Available on both campuses, the Safewalk Program provides a student patrol member or security guard to accompany you to your destination on campus. They wear specially marked jackets and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To arrange a safewalk, call 204-474-9312, approach a student patrol, or use a code blue pole or red phone.
Security Services are here for you even when you're not. Contact us if you face an emergency while away travelling for University-related activities. Call 204-474-9312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register your cellphone number to receive text message alerts from the U of M's Emergency Notification System. This information will only be used by the U of M for the purpose of alerting you to an emergency on campus.
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