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This page provides information about resources that are available at U of T and SickKids in terms of mental health

U of T

Workshops (for example: better breath, better sleep, better coping skills, grief support, mindfulness, peer support):

https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hwc/workshops

 

Health & Wellness Centre

U of T used to have CAPS (counselling and psychological services), but it is now integrated into "Health and Wellness":

https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hwc

Here's the full list of services that are offered:

https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hwc/services-offered

Among others, they offer:

  • individual psychotherapy
  • group therapy
  • you can also book an appointment with a general physician at the U of T clinic

416-978-8030
Business Hours
214 College St., 2nd Floor
www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hwc

Confidential mental health and phyiscal health services provided by an interdisciplinary team of health professionals

Accessibility Services
416-978-8060
Business Hours
455 Spadina Ave., Suite 400
www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/as

Confidential service helps students to navigate their disability and related barriers and provides peer support.

Academic Success
416-978-7970
Business Hours
214 College St., Room 150
www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/asc

Help with navigating the university, building academic skills, staying focused and organized, and flourishing.

Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
416-946-5624
Business Hours
21 Sussex Avenue, 4th Floor
sgdo.utoronto.ca

Develops partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at the University of Toronto by working towards equity and challenging discrimination.

Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office
416-978-1259
Business Hours
155 College Street, Suite 356
www.antiracism.utoronto.ca

Provides assistance and managing confidential concerns and complaints of discrimination and/or harassment based on race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship and/or creed.

Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre
416-978-2266
Business Hours
702 Spadina Avenue
www.thesvpcentre.utoronto.ca

The Centre facilitates access to support, services and accommodations for students, staff and faculty members who have experienced sexual violence.

Good2Talk Student Helpline
1-866-925-5454
24/7
Various, Ontario
good2talk.ca

Professional counselling, information and referrals helpline for mental health, addictions and students well-being.

Indigenous Student Services
416-978-1893
Business Hours
563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor
www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/fnh

First Nations House provides culturally relevant services to Indigenous students in support of academic success, personal growth and leadership development.

Community Safety Office
416-978-1485
Business Hours
21 Sussex Avenue, 2nd Floor
www.communitysafety.utoronto.ca

Responds to students, staff, and faculty members of the University of Toronto community who have personal safety concerns.

Centre for International Experiences
416-978-2564
Business Hours
33 St. George Street
www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/cie

A diverse community of international students coming to U of T and domestic students looking to go abroad.

Multi-Faith Centre
416-946-3120
Business Hours
569 Spadina Avenue
www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf

Supports the spiritual well-being of students, staff and faculty and to increases our understanding of and respect for religious beliefs and practices.

Housing
416-978-8045
Business Hours
214 College St., Room 150
www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hs

Housing Services offers the information, resources and support you need to meet your housing goals.

TravelSmart
416-978-7233
24/7
On Campus, Various
campuspolice.utoronto.ca/walksafe

Student staff working in pairs (one male and one female) will escort you anywhere on campus or to a subway station.

Campus Police
416-978-2222
24/7
21 Sussex Ave., Suite 100
campuspolice.utoronto.ca

Provides programs on personal safety, protection of property, conflict resolution, maintenance of public order, community service and referral, crime prevention and detection.

 

 

Graduate Student specific

Local resources

Mood disorders association of Ontario compiles a list of free support groups for those with anxiety, depression, bipolar: 
https://www.mooddisorders.ca/programs?field_region_value_many_to_one=Toronto

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Care Centres
416-323-6040
Women's College Hospital (walk-in clinic): Business Hours; Mobile Locations 24/7
76 Grenville, Rm 1305
http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/programs-and-services/sexual-assault-domestic-violence-care-centre/

A comprehensive service that assists women, men, and trans people who are victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic/intimate partner violence.

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
416-597-8808
24/7
trccmwar.ca

A grassroots, women and non-binary run collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism.

Anishnawbe Health Toronto Mental Health Crisis Line
416-360-0486-or-416-920-2605
Business Hours
225 Queen St E or 179 Gerrard, St E
www.aht.ca

Improves health & wellbeing with Anishnawbe Health Toronto traditional healers, Elders and medicine people, and other health professionals.

Drug & Alcohol Helpline
1-800-565-8603
24/7
www.ementalhealth.ca/9861

Provides confidential and free information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario.

Assaulted Women's Helpline
416-863-0511
24/7
www.awhl.org/home

Offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse.

Distress Centres
416-408-4357
24/7
www.torontodistresscentre.com

Provides crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention services to individuals in our community.

LGBTQ Youthline
1-800-268-9688
24/7
www.youthline.ca/

Confidential, non-judgmental & informed LGBTTQQ2SI peer support.

Gerstein Centre Mental Health Crisis Line
416-929-5200;-TTY-416-929-9647
24/7
gersteincentre.org/

Provides mental health crisis support, strategies for addressing immediate problems, and connections to services offering ongoing support.