Resident Wellness Office

RWO Notice Board

Response to Critical Incidents

The Resident Wellness Office would like to remind programs that during challenging times, we are available to get residents connected to our confidential Peer Support Program to speak with a trained Physician Peer Supporter. The Resident Wellness Office can also provide Counselling support and Indigenous Counselling support through Elder Jean. There are several appointments per week that are held for crisis appointments. Contact to book you into one of these spots. If you would like to speak with a counsellor urgently, the Physician Health Program has free Counselling available and you can book an appointment by phoning 1-800-663-6729 and the phone line is open 24/7. 

UBC Statement on Anti-Racism, Inclusion, and Equity

The Resident Wellness Office is committed to providing support to residents at UBC. Echoing the sentiments of PGME, the RWO stands in solidarity with residents who are unrepresented, underprivileged, oppressed, and unheard. The RWO is committed to supporting PGME to address, tackle, and prevent systemic racism. Please visit our RWO Inclusion & Equity Resource Page and our RWO Anti-Racism Resource Page for further information and resources. 

Elder Support

The Resident Wellness Office is thrilled to announce we are now also offering Elder Support to residents in the Indigenous Family Medicine Program and residents who identify as Indigenous. We have been connected with Elder Jean Wasegijig who is Odawa First Nation, from the Wikwemikoong Reserve in northern Ontario. Elder Jean is of the Bear Clan and her traditional name is “Good Medicine Woman” a name that was given to her at a Sundance Ceremony in Montana. Elder Jean, with her counselling experience and Elder’s teachings has graciously offered her services to help support our residents and we are honored to be partnering with and learning from her. This is currently a pilot program so at this time there are a limited number of Elder counselling appointments available to the Indigenous Family Medicine Program and Indigenous Residents will be prioritized. If you are interested in Elder Jean’s services, please complete our Elder Support Request Form.

Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Program is an opportunity to offer Residents who experience an adverse event in the work environment an opportunity to talk to another Physician (Faculty or Senior Residents) for support in a confidential, non-judgmental environment. Find Peer Support Program Information Here or Request Peer Support!

Counselling appointments may now occur in a hybrid model both virtually via Zoom or in person with your counsellor.  Please check your booking confirmation email for your counsellor’s Zoom Link or connect with your counsellor if in person is preferred. Please email with any further questions!

Over the course of your time as a resident you will face numerous pressures — both professional and personal.

Whether you’re seeking support around stress and time management, looking to improve your communication at work or with loved ones, learning ways to manage moods (depression, anxiety, etc.), or dealing with a loss or life transition, here at the Resident Wellness Office (RWO), we’re here to listen.

We offer:

  • Free and confidential counselling for individuals and couples (in-person and over the phone/Zoom)
  • Group support
  • Referrals to community resources and other helping professionals
  • Workshops on relevant health and wellness topics
  • Up-to-date online resources
  • Community events


About Us

Meet the Resident Wellness Office team and learn more about the RWO’s vision.

List of Group Services

A list of workshops and group supports that you can request for your program.


Have a question about our services? Browse a list of frequently asked questions.

Wellness Blog

Read our wellness blog for healthy advice, recipes, and more.


Check out Community events taking place across B.C.


Explore wellness resources, including our digital wellness guidebook and library.

Get Help

Find a list of confidential support services.

Please visit our RWO COVID-19 Resource Page  for information, resources, and support relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.