Mental Health and Wellness
Life is complicated and doesn’t always go as planned.
We are here to support you when you need it.
My SSP: 1-844-451-9700.
My SSP connects students with free, confidential emotional health and wellbeing support conveniently available 24/7/365 via the app, telephone and web.
Good 2 Talk: 1-866-925-5454.
Good2Talk is a free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7/365. By calling 1-866-925-5454, post-secondary students in Ontario can receive professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.
Distress Centre 416-408-HELP (4357).
A confidential helpline 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.
Call 911 if you are:
feeling desperate and hopeless, worried you might hurt yourself, someone else or having suicidal thoughts, alone with no one to talk to
Call 911 if you have:
made a plan, the means to hurt yourself or someone else (e.g. pills or a weapon), attempted suicide or have hurt yourself before
Additional Support for when you feel distressed – UofT Student Life (utoronto.ca)
Virtual mental health wayfinder. A more streamlined way to discover mental health resources and supports. Navi, short for navigator, is a chat-based virtual assistant that can understand the questions you ask, and provide accurate and relevant responses.
Early intervention counselling session (non-urgent): Call 416 978 8030 and select option 5.
This is a counselling service for mild to moderate mental health issues and is provided by the School of Graduate Studies. Appointments are booked within a week from when you call.
Student Life @ U of T – Health and Wellness:
Offers a range of mental and physical health supports in the form of workshops, training, support groups, counselling services, personal health visits and more.
School of Graduate Studies Wellness Portal:
Health and Wellness resources designed for graduate students.
OISE Psychology Clinic:
Provides comprehensive assessment and intervention services to children and adolescents, and assessment and counselling services to adults. Services typically provided by students doing their clinical training under supervision. 252 Bloor Street West, suite 7-296. 416-978-0620. $ Fees vary, depending on services.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre: 416-978-2266.
For personal safety issues, including stalking and harassment, bullying, domestic and family violence, workplace conflict, and volatile behaviour.
Campus Community Police: 416-978-2222 (24/7/365).
Report assault or immediate danger of assault, fighting, suspicious persons or trespassers, sexual assault, theft in progress, collision/disabled vehicle, etc.
Provides safe escort for students walking or travelling alone between University buildings, parking lots, and transit stops near campus.
UofT Equity Offices:
The University of Toronto has specialized Equity Offices that are unique to our institution. Together, we advance the University’s commitment to equity and excellence and meet the complex needs of our tri-campus community. These Offices support the U of T community by engaging in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) education and initiatives while implementing change to build capacity and knowledge.
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 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.
Elder in Residence and Traditional Teacher in Residence: 416-978-8227.
Meet with Elders and Traditional Teachers for support, guidance, and teachings. First Nations House, North Borden Building, 3rd floor, 563 Spadina Avenue.
Accessibility and Academic Accommodations
Access resources to assist in the development of appropriate accommodations and supports while you undertake new academic challenges. Review the Accessibility Services Graduate and Professional Program Student Handbook.
Provides programs to help grad students build skills, get support, and meet other grad students. Take advantage of the Grad Talks, Grad Escapes, and Grad Connections programs – 21 Sussex Drive plus various locations.
Connect with us to develop a healthy approach to learning, find confidence and motivation to study, take better notes, prepare for tests and exams and manage your tasks more efficiently.
Graduate Centre for Academic Communication:
Provides graduate students with advanced training in academic writing and speaking. Writing Courses and Workshops are offered throughout the academic year. A selection of pre-recorded workshops are also available.
Centre for Graduate Professional Skills:
An initiative of the School of Graduate Studies, designed to help all graduate students become fully prepared for their future. GPS focuses on skills beyond those conventionally learned within a disciplinary program, skills that may be critical to success in the wide range of careers that graduates enter, both within and outside academe.
Health Science Writing Centre:
We offer individual student instruction, support for your writing development as you need it, writing resources, support for faculty to integrate writing into class and both synchronous and asynchronous online appointments.
Essential Research Skills Workshops:
Learn how to do exploratory research to find out what is already known on a topic, develop successful research questions, effectively search for quality resources, critically evaluate and choose the best sources and use information responsibly.
If you are in distress, use the resources below or reach out to our registrar who can help you navigate the various supports and connect you to the help you need.