Update: Learn more about the integration of Counselling and Mental Health Services and the new Psychiatric Services.

Wellness and Life-Skills Workshops

Mental Health for Finals

Are you struggling with feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression? Feeling overwhelmed managing finals?  Come and learn how to better understand of your emotional experience and free yourself from unhelpful thinking patterns.

Facilitator: Francine Gauvin

Format: Drop-in sessions (you may attend one or both sessions)

Thursday, November 30, 2017 10h-11h30 Brown Building, Room 4200


Thursday, December 14, 2017


Brown Building, Room 4200


Active Listening 

Want to improve your communication skills? Join us for this workshop that introduces participants to active listening and helping dialogues.

Facilitator: Evelyn Rodinos

Format: 1 single session 

Schedule & Registration:

Wednesday November 29, 2017 13h-16h30 SSMU 108 Register

Happiness: The Workshop

Do you want to learn ways to become a happier person? Come learn about the science of happiness and discover how you can cultivate a positive mindset by taking in the good.

Facilitator: Robin Jolivet & Evelyn Rodinos
Format: 3 single sessions 
Schedule & registration:

Monday October 2, 2017 15h-17h SSMU 108 Register
Wednesday November 1, 2017 14h-16h SSMU 108 Register
Wednesday November 22, 2017 13h-15h SSMU (Madeleine Parent) 202 Register


Mindfulness and Academic Success

Feeling stressed out? Burned out? Overwhelmed? Learn to manage stress using mindfulness based meditation techniques.

Facilitator: Jim Robinson
Format: 2 series of 2 sessions
Schedule & registration:

Tuesday October 3, 10, 2017 13h-15h Brown Building Rm 4200 Register
Tuesday November 7, 14, 2017 10h-12h Brown Building Rm 4200 Register


Mindfulness Based Stress Management

Come learn and practice ways of using mindfulness to reduce stress, cope with upsetting emotions and manage your inner critic. For those new to and familiar with mindful practice. 

Facilitator: Karen McGrath
Format: 2 series of 4 sessions
Schedule & registration:

Tuesday September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2017 10h-12h SSMU 420 Register
Tuesday October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2017 14h-16h SSMU 420 Register


Mindfulness Meditation

Interested in learning how to practice mindfulness meditation? Have experience with mindfulness and want a place to practice? Registration is not required.

Facilitator: Jim Robinson
Format: Mondays, Fall 2017

September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4 12h-12h30 Brown Building Rm 4200 Register

Skills for Social Confidence

Are you very shy?  Would you like to be able to make friends more easily? Are you feeling lonely? Learn how to build your social confidence in a respectful environment with other students who are feeling the same way you are. 

Please plan on attending all 5 sessions as new material and skills will be taught every week. 

Facilitators:  André Gagnon
Format: 1 series of 5 sessions
Schedule & registration: 

Thursday October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 2017 10h-12h SSMU 108


Skills for Assertiveness

Do you find yourself saying YES to requests that you should really say NO to? Do you have difficulty accepting constructive criticism? Do you have problems asking for what you want? Come and learn how to be assertive!

Facilitator:  Karen McGrath
Format: 2 series of 2 sessions
Schedule & registration:

Monday October 16, 23, 2017 10h-12h Brown Bldg Rm 4200


Tuesday November 7, 14, 2017 10h-12h SSMU B-29


Skills for Managing Anxiety & Stress

Do you have difficulty coping with stress? Feel you lack a sense of personal control in your life? Do you struggle with setting goals and problem solving? Join this group to learn cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness to help you manage stress.

Facilitator:  Emily Wasylenko
Format: 2 series of 2 sessions 
Schedule & registration: 

Monday September 25, October 2, 2017 15h-16h30 SSMU 203 (Lev Bukhman)


Wednesday November 15, 22, 2017 13h-14h30 SSMU 420


Skills for Coping with Perfectionism

Do you constantly criticize yourself?  Do you feel your efforts are never good enough? Do you set unrealistic standards? Join this group to discuss the role perfectionism plays in your life and develop tools for overcoming it.

Facilitator:  Nadja Grabovari

Format: 2 series of 2 sessions 
Schedule & registration:

Thursday September 28, October 5, 2017 10h-12h SSMU 108


Friday October 20, 27, 2017 10h-12h SSMU 108