Mental Health Support

The UTGSU is committed to providing mental heath and wellness resources for our members, and to lobbying the University of Toronto administration to increase resources for graduate students. For a directory of graduate student specific wellness resources available on campus see the Wellness Portal. For help making a claim for counselling, social work, or services, visit our Health and Dental Insurance page. The UTGSU also has a standing committee dedicated to the support of graduate student mental health at the University of Toronto. Contact its chair at mentalhealth@utgsu.ca and look out for their events in the UTGSU weekly digest.

UTGSU Wellness Portal

The UTGSU, in partnership with the School of Graduate Studies, developed a hub of mental health resources on campus. This list of resources is tailored to graduate students. Click here to view the portal: http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/currentstudents/Pages/Graduate-Wellness-Directory.aspx

Is an academic or funding issue negatively affecting your wellbeing?

The UTGSU provides confidential support during academic and funding issues and appeals. Find more information and contact info to schedule an appointment on our advocacy page.

Immediate resources

good2talk

Good2Talk is a free, confidential, 24 hour helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario. It can support students through a wide range of issues that may be impacting their mental health and well-being, including: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, academic stress, personal or family relationships, loneliness, financial concerns and other challenges facing students transitioning to post-secondary.

1-866-925-5454
https://good2talk.ca/
call

Talk4Healing

A 24 hour helpline by Indigenous women for Indigenous women. Free & Confidential, 14 Indigenous languages plus English and French.

1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
www.talk4healing.com
call or text

Walk-in Counselling

There are services around Toronto that get you help when you need it. No appointments. No fees. Make sure to call or check each Agency’s website to confirm their hours of operation.