Finding Support – Mental Health Resources for Students
Feeling distressed? Find someone to talk to right now – and if there is an immediate risk, call 911. Free 24/7 support is available outside the university. Students, staff and faculty can speak to a trained crisis worker at any hour of the day. 1-866-925-5454
My SSP for U of T Students 1-844-451-9700. Immediate counselling support is available in 35 languages and ongoing support in 146 languages.
Good 2 Talk Student Helpline 1-866-925-5454. Professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.
Gerstein Crisis Centre A 24-hour community based mental health crisis centre 416-929-5200
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto 416-408-HELP (4357)
SafeTALK is 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 University of Toronto.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 416-535-8501, offers services near campus at 250 College Street
Graduate student specific resources:
The following are some of the services available to students on all three campuses:
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
Big White Wall – an online peer-to-peer support community, free for all Ontario residents
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
Umbrella Mental Health Network (UMHN) – offers psychology and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families in the LGBTQ+ community
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
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 416-360-0486 – the organization offers a healing centre for the Aboriginal Community of Toronto
Sherbourne Counselling Services for LGBTQ2 and Newcomer communities
How does nature impact our wellbeing? Free access to nature at the UofT Green House during all seasons
Six Degrees Health – community acupuncture clinic “5 Ways Acupuncture Can Help You De-Stress”
Practice mindfulness to manage academic stress – free classes and workshops on campus
Projects and Resource Lists
The Icarus Project – 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 & Information
Eva’s #GetLoud – campaign about mental health for Black Canadians