6 free mental wellness supports for students

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: April 12, 2022 8:00 a.m.

The U of R has plenty of free mental wellness supports available for all students.
The U of R has plenty of free mental wellness supports available for all students. U of R Photography

Finals season is here and while it marks the end of another successful semester, it can also be a major source of stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues for students.

To help with this, we’ve put together a list of the free services and supports available at the U of R to help you with your mental wellness during exam season.

Be sure to also check out the Mental Wellness Hub, the one-stop digital resource for mental wellness supports.

1. Counselling Services

The University of Regina’s Counselling Services is currently available to all students through confidential, virtual counselling sessions. Counselling Services’ clinicians are registered psychologists who can speak with you about things such as anxiety, stress, relationships, and more. You can fill out the online contact form if you would like to make an appointment.

2. Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays is an online program series aimed at providing resources and tools to support your personal mental wellness. You can watch recordings of the six sessions from the Winter 2021 semester.

Woman practicing mental wellness
Mindfulness and meditation are great ways to get centred and focus on your studies.
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3. The BounceBack© Program

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s BounceBack© program is a guided self-help program that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help adults and youth manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, and stress.

4. University of Regina Students’ Union mywellness Program

This site provides free resources that are available to all students including information on financial wellness and suicide prevention. There is also contact information for crisis lines (some 24 hours) and a free mental health assessment.

5. UR Fit Classes

As a U of R student, you can take URFit and URFit on Demand classes for free! With classes ranging from Build It Up Bootcamps to Hatha Yoga and Zumba, you will be able to find a class that will benefit your physical and mental health.

Student doing yoga
Working on your physical health will do wonders for your mental health (and your grades!).
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6. UniWellbeing Course

This course provides guidance for simple but effective cognitive behavioural techniques for managing your depression and/or anxiety. It consists of four easy-to-understand lessons and takes five weeks to complete. Throughout the course, you will also receive emails with support and guidance from the designated online therapists.

The University has committed to creating a healthy campus community and learning environment in its 2020-25 strategic plan All Our Relations, or Kahkiyaw kiwȃhkomȃkȃninawak in Cree.

Well-being and Belonging is one of the five Areas of Focus in the strategic plan, with three interconnected objectives below it: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Healthy Living; and Mental Health Literacy and Research.