Health, Well-being and Safety

August 14, 2020

Health, Well-being and Safety support:

There are many available resources to support the health, well-being, and safety of our broader community and students in particular. Below is a list, provided by Accessibility Services, of some off-campus and on-campus resources

Off-Campus Resources 

  • https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/feeling-distressed
  • Good2Talk 1-866-925-5454
    Free, confidential post-secondary student helpline with professional counselling, information & referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being, 24/7/365
  • My SSP for International Students 1-844-451-9700, outside of N. America: 001-416-380-6578
    Culturally-competent mental health & counselling services in 146 languages for international students
  • Distress Centre 416-408-HELP (4357)
    A confidential help-line available 24/7/365 to people in emotional distress.
  • Gerstein Centre 416-929-5200 24-hour community based crisis service for serious mental health issues.

 

St. George On-Campus Resources

 

  • Family Care Office | 416-978-0951
    Provides confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for the University of Toronto community and their families.
  • Indigenous Student Services | 416-978-1893
    First Nations House provides culturally relevant services to Indigenous students in support of academic success, personal growth and leadership development.
  • Multi-Faith Centre | 416-946-3120
    Supports the spiritual well-being of students, staff and faculty and to increases our understanding of and respect for religious beliefs and practices.
  • Sexual & Gender Diversity Office | 416-946-5624
    Develops partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at the University of Toronto by working towards equity and challenging discrimination.
    Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre | 416-978-2266
    The Centre facilitates access to support, services and accommodations for students, staff and faculty members who have experienced sexual violence.

 

Ergonomics

With online learning, it is especially important to organize your work environment in a way that protects your health. Below are some useful resources for office ergonomics. We know that it may not be possible for everyone to organize the work environment in this way. Even if you cannot, it is important to take frequent short breaks, stretch out or exercise for a couple of minutes and if possible, alternate between sitting and standing.

 

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