Need to talk to someone?
You can access U of T My Student Support Program (U of T My SSP) 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.
U of T My SSP provides students with real-time and/or appointment-based confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to you. You can call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are.
Ongoing support is available over the phone in 146 languages. Immediate support is available over the phone in 35 languages and over chat in simplified Chinese, English, French and Spanish. Web option is also available at MySSP.app.
More resources are available at: Support when you feel distressed – UofT Student Life (utoronto.ca)
The University of Toronto and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine are committed to ensuring students are supported and academically thrive while engaged in their graduate training. The Office of Graduate and Life Sciences Education (GLSE) in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine has two dedicated on-location counsellors available exclusively to Temerty Faculty of Medicine graduate students. The TFOM Counsellors will offer brief counselling services tailored to the challenges presented by graduate-level university life. The focus of counselling is on strengths, resiliency, and skills-building.
To schedule an appointment with a counsellor, students should contact the Health and Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 (select option “5”) or drop by Health and Wellness at the Koffler Student Services Centre, (Room 111) and ask to book a time with a GLSE (i.e. Temerty Faculty of Medicine) counsellor. Follow-up appointments can be scheduled directly with a counsellor.
HEALTH & WELLNESS – SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES
The School of Graduate Studies has a Wellness Portal that includes a directory of resources by campus, category (academic support, accessibility, health and dental, mental health, safety, international students, faith and spirituality, family and recreational) and language/accessibility.
HEALTH & WELLNESS WORKSHOPS
There are other resources available to students, including workshops offered through the Office of Student Life. Topics include better-coping skills, mindfulness, grief support groups, sexual health information, suicide alertness training, better sleeping, and more.
NAVI – MENTAL HEALTH WAYFINDER
Navi is an anonymous tool that provides you with information to help you navigate the University of Toronto’s mental health resources and make decisions about seeking appropriate supports. You can also find a directory of mental health support and services here: Find Support and Services – Student Mental Health Resource (utoronto.ca)
OTHER HEALTH & WELLNESS SUPPORT:
Led by Vice-Dean, Students Dr. Charmaine Williams, the SGS Mental Health Working Group will develop an SGS Mental Health Strategy. Updates on this process and its outcomes will be posted in future editions of Gradschool e-news.
Grad Minds is part of the U of T Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) and provides mental health-related resources and services to students, advocates for graduate students’ mental health, and creates partnerships in the community.
The Multi-Faith Centre supports the spiritual well-being of students, staff and faculty through interfaith dialogue and other activities that help to increase our understanding of and respect for religious beliefs and practices.
Maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and environment through mindfulness can help you increase your relaxation and resiliency.
Sport & Rec offers sport and physical activity programs to the University of Toronto community. Our dynamic range of programs will help you get active in whatever way works best for your body, no matter your skill level or history of participation.
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.
Confidential, student-centred health care services available to all full- and part-time students who possess a valid TCard and have provincial health insurance coverage (e.g. OHIP) or UHIP for international students.
Looking for mental health services, resources, or academic supports? This website can help point you in the right direction.
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.
The TRP aims to create an environment where all people should feel safe to express themselves, provide feedback, and participate in all activities. We gain strength from diversity and actively seek participation from those who enhance it. The following Equity Partners offer support, resources, and guidance on equity-related issues:
Provides training and education, policy expertise, events and programs, dialogue facilitation, and other services in support of equity, diversity and inclusivity at the University.
This safe drop-in space for all women and trans people on campus provides free support, referrals, resources and advocacy through workshops, events, services and programming.
This tri-campus resource enables students who have been affected by sexual violence to receive support and information and, if they choose, make a report to the University.
SGDO offers a wide variety of programs and supports for students, including the annual Lead with Pride conference, Queer Orientation and the LGBTQ International Student Group.
The Community Safety Office is a University of Toronto Equity Office and Tri-Campus service that offers short-term support and assistance to students, staff, and faculty members of the University of Toronto community who have experienced personal safety concerns
Find on- and off-campus childcare services, and access confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy on family-related issues.