Wellness

USask is here to support the well-being of all who study and work at our campuses.

COVID-19 Resources

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. If you need help, use the university's employee and family assistance program.

Wellness Strategy

Our goal is to create an environment that promotes and supports the health and well-being of all who study and work at our campuses. 

Focusing on everyone — students, faculty and staff is essential for creating an inclusive wellness environment.

Healthy Mind

A healthy mind provides the emotional energy and clarity to approach and manage life with optimism and resilience.

Healthy Body

A healthy body provides the physical energy and endurance to fulfill life’s daily requirements and reach personal goals.

Healthy Life

A healthy body provides the physical energy and endurance to fulfill life’s daily requirements and reach personal goals.

A few reasons why USask is committed to creating an environment that promotes wellness:

1 in 5

Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime

500,000+

Canadians miss a day of work every week due to mental health reasons

1,100+

USask students were treated for anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood and eating disorders in 2015-16

Resources

Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre offers urgent and non-urgent physical and mental health care to U of S students and their spouses and children.

Students in Distress

Student Affairs and Outreach is responsible for mental health intake, early alerts, student outreach, crisis response, psycho-educational groups, and consultation to faculty, staff, and students who are concerned about a student.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provides faculty and staff with free and confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of lifes challenges.

Staff in Distress

There are resources available to assist you in dealing with distressed faculty and staff including the Wellness Resources team.