Health & Wellness


Peer to Peer Navigators 2020-2021:

Health and Wellness Coordinator: Dina Bayoumy, PhD HSR

With support from our IHPME Faculty and staff:

  • Aman Bhamra
  • Dr. Audrey Laporte
  • Dr. Whitney Berta

Free Health & Wellness Courses:

Mind Control: Managing your Mental Health

Managing Your Personal Health

Identify, Assist, Refer


UofT Student Mental Health Resource:

https://mentalhealth.utoronto.ca/

Helpful UofT Resources:

Academic Success Centre

The Academic Success Centre helps undergraduate and graduate students reach their full potential by helping students develop important skills such as note-taking, study strategies, writing, giving a presentation, and reducing test anxiety.

Accessibility Services

Provide students with a network of resources to succeed, both inside and outside the classroom. Services include arranging test and exam accommodations, peer mentoring and drop-in, expertise in learning strategies, and access to funding for disability-related supports.

Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre

No matter is too small to discuss! Connect confidentially with a Graduate Peer Advisor to address a concern. Book an appointment, attend drop-in sessions, or chat over Skype.

Graduate Counselling Services | 416-978-8030 Option 5

Short-term counselling offered to graduate students by the Health & Wellness Centre and School of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Wellness Portal

An online directory containing 100+ mental health services, resources, and academic supports available on and off campus for domestic and international graduate students.

Health & Wellness Centre

Offers a wide variety of mental health services including psychotherapy, group therapy, pharmacotherapy, on-location counselling, and same-day counselling.

Mindful Moments

Daily drop-in meditations, yoga, and Tai Chi for focus, relaxation, and resilience.

My SSP for International Students | 1-844-451-9700

Culturally competent mental health and counselling services in 146 languages for international student use. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre | 416-978-2266

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre works with University students, staff, and faculty affected by sexual violence and sexual harassment. They provide help with navigating and accessing supports such as counselling, medical services, academic or workplace accommodations, financial aid, and legal aid.

SGS Better Coping Skills Workshop Series | 416-978-8030 Option 5

Graduate student workshops to develop coping skills to better meet the demands of university, work, and personal life. Students can be referred following an initial intake appointment.

Community Resources:

Big White Wall

An online community of members, who support, help each other and share what’s troubling them in a safe and anonymous environment. The site is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – no need to wait until morning, the next business day or for a doctor’s appointment. You can find support simply by logging on.

BounceBack Ontario | 1-866-345-0224

A free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association. It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

Family Service Toronto | 416-595-9618; Various Locations

Family Service Toronto provides sliding scale individual, family, couple, and group therapy for a range of difficulties including trauma therapy. They also offer internet counselling. No one is turned away for inability to pay.

Gerstein Centre | 416-929-5200

Provides crisis intervention to adults, living in the City of Toronto, who experience mental health problems. The service has three aspects: telephone support, community visits and a ten-bed, short-stay residence. All three aspects of the service are accessed through the crisis line.

Good2Talk | 1-866-925-5454

Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hard Feelings | 416-792-4393; 848 Bloor St. W.

Hard Feelings is an innovative, welcoming community of professional counsellors who provide low-cost services and support. Their storefront sells carefully curated books and resources to help build and sustain stronger mental health.

OISE Psychology Clinic | 416-978-0654; 252 Bloor St. W.

Sliding scale psychotherapy is provided to individual adults by Counselling Psychology graduate students who are supervised by licensed Psychologists. The clinic is open from September through April. Low cost, with sliding scale.

The Warm Line | Call 416-960-WARM (9276) or Text 647-557-5882

A confidential and anonymous service for adults. Call, text, and online chat services are available every night from 8PM to Midnight Eastern Time.

Toronto Distress Centre | 416-408-HELP (4357)

The Distress Centre offers 24/7 emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and linkage to emergency help when necessary. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What’s up Walk-In | Various Locations

Free Walk-In Mental Health Counselling. No fee. No appointment. No Health Card. Six Locations across Toronto. Immediate mental health counselling for children, youth, young adults and their families, and families with infants is available at the what’s up walk-in clinic.