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Student Mental Health Resources

No matter where you are on the mental wellness continuum, from being proactive about your mental well-being to feeling stressed or needing urgent help, U of T is here to support you. The U of T mental health resource hub has the tools, strategies, and experts to meet you exactly where you are on your mental health journey.

U of T students now have a more streamlined way to discover mental health resources and supports. Navi, short for navigator, is a chat-based service that acts as a virtual assistant for students wanting to learn more about the mental health supports available to them at the University of Toronto.

Access Navi: Your Mental Health Wayfinder

Explore the U of T Mental Health Resource Hub

Resource Description
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health offers services near campus at 250 College Street, 416-535-8501
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto Since 1967, Distress Centres has provided 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable, 416-408-HELP (4357)
Gerstein Crisis Centre A 24-hour community-based mental health crisis centre. 416-929-5200
Good2Talk Provides confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario, 1-866-925-5454
Health & Counselling Centre (UTM): Mental Health A list of mental health resources, 905-828-5255
Health & Wellness Centre (UTSC): Mental Health Services and Resources A list of mental health resources for students on and off campus, 416-287-7065
Health & Wellness Centre (UTSG): Mental Health Care

Book an appointment with a clinician to learn about your care options. Our clinicians will guide you to the appropriate care for you based on your unique needs. Health & Wellness offers a variety of short-term mental health services, 416-978-8030

Health & Wellness Centre (UTSG): Support When You Feel Distressed Talk to someone right now and contacts for different types of distress
Hope for Wellness Help Line Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada, 1-855-242-3310
Identify Assist Refer (IAR) Online learning module was developed to provide all members of the U of T community with the basic skills and information needed to provide the initial support to a colleague, student, or loved one experiencing challenges that are impacting their mental health
My Student Support Program (SSP) Provides students with real-time and/or appointment-based confidential, 24-hour support in 146 languages, 1-844-451-9700
OISE Psychology Clinic The OISE clinic offers counselling and psychotherapy for students, staff, faculty, and the community during the academic year (September to April), 416-978-0654
SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone A 3-hour training designed to ensure that people with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first-aid interventions (free for all students currently studying at the University of Toronto)
Talk It Out Free virtual mental health counselling (for people age 16+ and live in the GTA), 416-946-3938

 

Graduate Student Specific Resources

Resouce Description
Grad Minds Mental Health Advisory Committee of the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU)
Graduate Wellness Counselling and Workshops The School of Graduate Studies and the Division of Student Life have partnered to provide embedded wellness counselling and wellness workshops specifically for graduate students
SGS Resources and Supports: Health and Wellness A list of resources to help students at every phase of their graduate student journey

Staff and Faculty Mental Health Resources

Resource Description
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto Since 1967, Distress Centres has provided 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable, 416-408-HELP (4357)
Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to employees of the University of Toronto who are eligible to participate in the University’s group benefit programs, and their dependants: spouses, partners (including same-sex partners) and dependent children, 1-800-663-1142
Faculty of Arts & Science Staff and Faculty Mental Health Resources Scenarios, guidelines, and campus and community resources intended to help staff and faculty find the support that meets their needs
Gerstein Crisis Centre A 24-hour community-based mental health crisis centre. 416-929-5200
HR Wellness Hub Wellness services, supports, and resources available to employees across the three campuses and by a range of providers
USW Lifeline Foundation Provides free, confidential counselling, information and referral services to United Steelworker members and their families dealing with depression, stress, anxiety, financial problems, or legal issues, 416-944-6888

Other Resources and Suggestions

These are some further resources and suggestions provided by our community for supporting mental health. These are not crisis supports. Not all of these will be the right choice for everyone, each one of us is different and we all require different forms of support and care.

Therapy and Support Groups

Resource Description
Across Boundaries Provides a range of mental health support and services and works within anti-racism/anti-black racism and anti-oppression frameworks
Anishnawbe Health Toronto The organization offers a healing centre for the Aboriginal Community of Toronto, 416-360-0486
Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Peer Support Group A respectful and safe space to discuss mental health challenges as they relate to the complex identities and experiences of racial minorities in Ontario
Hard Feelings A community of professional counsellors who provide low-cost services and support, as well as a bookstore with resources to help build and sustain stronger mental health
Sherbourne Counselling Services for LGBTQ2 and Newcomer Communities Offers confidential mental health services in a non-judgmental and welcoming environment
Togetherall An online peer-to-peer support community
Umbrella Mental Health Network (UMHN Offers psychology and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families in the 2SLGBTQIA community
 

Healing

Resource Description
How Does Nature Impact Our Wellbeing? Free access to nature at the U of T Green House during all seasons
Practice Mindfulness to Manage Academic Stress Free classes and workshops on campus through Student Life
Six Degrees Health Community acupuncture clinic, see “5 Ways Acupuncture Can Help You De-Stress
 

Projects and Resource Lists

Resource Description
Eva’s #GetLoud Campaign about mental health for Black Canadians
Fireweed Collective A support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness
Project LETS Race-specific resources and information