MENTAL HEALTH

Wellness Desk

Welcome to the Wellness Desk!

The Wellness Desk is a new initiative coming from a partnership between MacOdrum Library and the Office of the Associate Vice President Student Health and Wellness.

The Wellness Desk, located at 204A MacOdrum Library, is a space for students to learn about resources, connect with our Wellness Coordinator, and decompress during stressful times of the year. The Wellness Desk is overseen by the Wellness Coordinator as well as a team of dedicated student staff.

You can pop into the Wellness Desk any time during its hours of operation – no appointments necessary! When you enter, you’ll be greeted by either the Wellness Coordinator or one of our Student Wellness Navigators, who are ready to support you with your mental health and wellness needs. You can chat with the team about what areas you need support on, explore resources with the team, and walk away with services and/or resources to better support you.

The team can support you with anything mental health and wellness related, ranging from feeling anxious around coursework, to struggling financially, to wanting to build your interpersonal skills.

The office has a variety of self-care related activities as well. Be sure to visit and check it out!

Meet the Team

Alisa Chambers profile picture

Alisa Chambers

Student Wellness Navigator
Buki Makinde profile picture

Buki Makinde

Student Wellness Navigator
Carolyn Herring profile picture

Carolyn Herring

Student Wellness Navigator
Evy Cooley profile picture

Evy Cooley

Student Wellness Navigator
Kobe Woo profile picture

Kobe Woo

Student Wellness Navigator
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Trini Nguyen

Wellness Coordinator

Winter Term 2024 Exam Period Hours of Operation

Saturday April 13: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday April 14: CLOSED

Monday April 15: 9:00am-9:00pm

Tuesday April 16: 9:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday April 17: 9:00am-9:00pm

Thursday April 18: 9:00am-9:00pm

Friday April 19: 9:00am-9:00pm

Saturday April 20: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday April 21: CLOSED

Monday April 22: 9:00am-9:00pm

Tuesday April 23: 9:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday April 24: 9:00am-9:00pm

Thursday April 25: 9:00am-4:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

The Wellness Desk is located at 204A MacOdrum Library – the same floor at Starbucks and the main entrance. There is a sign hanging from the ceiling with “Wellness Desk” – make sure you look up!

Sometimes, life and school can get pretty overwhelming and it’s hard to know where to go for support. The Wellness Desk Team can help you in finding the resources that might work for you – they take away you having to comb through websites and guides to provide you directly with information that will support your mental health and wellness.

The Wellness Desk is also a really great space to take a step away from your studies and de-stress.

The Wellness Desk can help you with anything related to mental health and wellness! They can support you in navigating to resources for a variety of concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Academic stress
  • Financial distress
  • Relationship support
  • Skills building
  • Options for counselling

Just remember, the Wellness Desk does not offer counselling services, but will rather talk with you and figure out together what support would be best for you.

No appointments are needed! Just drop on by whenever the space is open.

Please be mindful that another student might be in the space when you go in, so we ask you knock on the door and remain respectful of others in the space.

No. The Wellness Desk is designed to navigate you to mental health and wellness resources on and off-campus. If you’re looking for Counselling, we recommend checking out Counselling Services or you can chat with the Wellness Desk Team about counselling options.

No. The Wellness Desk area doesn’t allow for students to come and do their course work inside. However, if you need a few minutes to decompress or relax, feel free to pop by. We have plenty of items and materials to help you de-stress!

At this point, we are not looking for volunteers. However, that may change in the future so make sure you stay connected!

If you need to contact the Wellness Desk, please email wellness@carleton.ca. Please note, this email is not monitored 24/7.

Your feedback is important to us. If you have any comments about your services, please complete the Student Feedback Form.