GALDSU recognises that there are many pathways to accessing mental health support. The following links include on-and-off campus resources that have been organized to recognize a broad spectrum of mental health needs.
If you have come across other helpful resources you would like to share with other students, let us know!
> Immediate Support
Good 2 Talk - 1-866-925-5454
Student helpline offering professional counselling, information, and referrals for mental health, addictions and wellbeing.
My SSP (Student Support Program) for U of T Students - 1-844-451-9700
Immediate or appointment-based counselling support is available in 35 languages and ongoing support in 146 languages.
U of T Same-Day Counselling
Same-day counselling appointments are offered during regular Health & Wellness clinic hours. Book an appointment by calling 416-978-8030 (select option 5).
> Individualized Support
If you are interested in seeking individualized support through a Psychologist, Master of Social Work, Clinical Counsellor or Licensed Psychotherapist, your health benefits through UTGSU provide 100% coverage up to $500 (CUPE 3902 members are entiled to an additional $2,500 of coverage).
Some resources for finding a cousellor:
> UNH Guide to Finding Individual Therapy for Adults
> CAMH - Finding a Therapist
> OSIE Psychology Clinic
> College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (search: Toronto)
> Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists
> CAMH Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) Program
> Self-Guided Support
A free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designed to help manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. This series of online videos will provide you with practical tips on managing your mood, sleeping better, building confidence, increasing activity, problem solving and healthy living.
U of T Mental Health Tool Kit Builder
A collection of resources divided into categories, so you can choose how to get started. Listen to a podcast, read an article, or save links and info to re-visit later.
NYT Guide on How to Medidate
Journaling for Mental Health
> Peer/Group Support
Health & Wellness Peer Support Service
Peer Support is offered both in person at Robarts and through virtual drop in sessions. You can speak with a trained peer in the Master of Social Work program who will listen, support and connect you to further resources.
U of T Multi-Faith Centre
Located across from 1 Spaina, the Multi-Faith Centre runs a variety of programs including a Grief Support Sharing Circle, Healing with Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation and Intro to Tai Chi.
Health & Wellness Group Therapy
U of T offers 6- and 8-week evidence-based, skills-building group therapies for anxiety and low or depressed mood. Contact Health & Wellness at 416-978-8030 and they will assess your needs and recommend appropriate therapy for you.