We've gone virtual! In-person and virtual services are now available.

REMINDER: Masks are MANDATORY at the SWCC. Please be aware that we are no longer providing masks and that you need to bring your own.

The Student Wellness and Counselling Centre (SWCC) at Memorial University provides counselling, and health and wellness support for students, including primary health care, counselling, health promotion, disease prevention and wellness education. 

The centre offers services to students in person, via telephone and virtually. Calls from your clinician will usually appear on your device as a "blocked call" or "unknown caller". Failure to answer the call will result in a missed physician appointment charge.

If you are attending an appointment in person, please note that masks are mandatory. Some exemptions may apply. For more information, please contact us. 

For further updates regarding COVID-19 visit the Memorial University COVID-19 Information Hub

Please note that the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre is not equipped to deal with major emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, broken limbs, active suicidal thoughts or other life-threatening injuries.

Should an emergency arise while on campus, call 911. For off-campus emergencies, you can also dial 911 or, if able, proceed directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Students with urgent mental health concerns should avail of the following community-based services:

  • 24-hour mental health crisis line: If you are experiencing a mental health and/or addictions crisis and require support or health information, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse trained in crisis intervention
  • Mobile Crisis Response Team: Call 811
  • 24-hour Walk-in Psychiatric Assessment Unit at the Waterford Hospital Site on Waterford Bridge Road: (709) 777-3021 or (709) 777-3022
  • Health Sciences Emergency Department on Columbus Drive in St. John’s: (709) 777-6335

Important Updates

The Student Wellness and Counselling Centre is now offering a weekly Depression and Anxiety Group for students designed to teach techniques that can help students improve depression and anxiety. 


Social Gaming Group

UC-5012 (5th floor, University Centre)

Mar 31, 2023

ADHD Time Management Group

UC-5000 (5th floor, University Centre)

Apr 4, 2023