Mental Health Continuum
No matter where you are on the mental wellness continuum, from being proactive about your mental well-being to feeling stressed or needing urgent help, U of T is here to support you. We are actively engaged in your mental well-being and want to empower you to discover the resources you need to feel and do your best. Whether it’s a bad day, a break-up, a life changing event or an urgent crisis, we are always here and can help you take your first step on your mental health journey.
I am curious about improving my overall mental health.
I am a bit stressed and looking for positive coping strategies.
I feel like I need some help and counselling with what I am feeling.
I am overwhelmed, I need help now.
As part of a large, diverse group of students, you need to feel supported by a community that encourages you to thrive. Our mental health resource hub has the tools, strategies and experts to meet you exactly where you are on your mental health journey.
You’ve come to the right place.
Find Support and Services
On any given day, there are hundreds of mental health resources available for you at U of T. In fact there are so many choices, we want to highlight a few every week to help you decide where to start.
U of T My Student Support Program (My SSP)
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. (See instructions for accessing My SSP outside of Canada or the U.S. under Service Delivery.)
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.
Get help and advice about:
- Being successful at school
- Practical issues while studying
- Relationships with friends and family
- Language and cultural barriers
- Stress, sadness and loneliness
- Balancing work and school
- Difficulty adjusting to life in Canada
Download the My SSP app: Apple App Store | Google Play.
The service is provided by keepme SAFE in partnership with Morneau Shepell.
Build Your Toolkit
Looking to build your personal mental wellness toolkit? Check out our latest offerings!
Windvane was created in 2021 by Dr. Frances Garrett of the University of Toronto with funding from eCampusOntario. The full set of resources, published freely online in March 2022, draws from interviews with faculty, students and staff at the University of Toronto, Canada, conducted by Dr. Garrett.
Student Mental Health Support at U of T
Watch this overview video on student mental health supports at U of T.
UTSC Exam Jam Toolkit
Exam Jam is back! Access a variety of study and stress-busting modules throughout the month to support you with upcoming final exams.
BounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
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UTSG: Health & Wellness Peer Support
Chat with a trained University of Toronto student peer about whatever is on your mind, right away. Support is offered in a one-on-one, drop-in, non-judgemental, confidential and accessible virtual space.
UTM: Wellness at Home
The UTM Health & Counselling Centre (HCC) offers daily wellness workshops, activities, and resources from Mondays to Fridays via our Wellness at Home Program.
- Mindfulness Meditation (1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.) – sessions led daily by HCC counselling staff
- Together Tuesdays (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.) – weekly peer-led chats and activities focused on different wellness topics
- Wellness Wednesdays (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.) – Wellness 101 Workshops led by UTM staff and faculty
- Self-Care Thursdays – weekly inspirational posts, activities and videos for self-care
- Foodie Fridays – weekly food tips and facts from UTM’s dietitian
Follow @utmhccwellness on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to receive the latest updates about our upcoming events.
UTSC: Health & Wellness Centre groups
Five benefits of attending a group at the UTSC Health & Wellness Centre:
1. Know you are not alone.
2. Make connections with others.
3. Learn to approach concerns from different perspectives.
4. Discover options from shared experiences.
5. Be supported in a confidential space.
Groups run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sign up via CLNx.