Mental Health Support

The UTGSU is committed to providing mental health 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, look out for their events in the UTGSU weekly digest, or visit for more information.

Empower me mental health resources

New This Year: Students covered by the UTGSU Health Plan now have access to additional support through Empower Me. This mental health and wellness service seeks to contribute to a resilient student community by supporting existing on-campus and Studentcare mental health resources.

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 Graduate Wellness Directory.

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 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.



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

1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
call or text

LGBT Youtline

Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.

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.


Navi is an anonymous chatbot which provides you with information to help navigate mental health resources and make decisions about seeking appropriate support on campus and in the community. To learn more about Navi, check out this two-minute video here or visit Navi at

Karibu Mental Health Network

The Karibu Mental Health Network is a team of Black, Indigenous and POC therapists providing (paid) individual, couples, child and youth and family therapy services. Learn more about them and their services here: