Personal counselling resources

Resilience Resource Hub

Campus Resources and Crisis Support

My Student Support Program (My SSP) - Provides University of Toronto students with immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to students. You can call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are for a range of concerns. Students who use My SSP still have access to existing campus and community mental health services; My SSP is an additional support service.
Download the My SSP app: Apple App Store | Google Play and keep reading so that you understand what to expect.

Resource_Hub_Information.pdf (282.64 KB)

OHPSA Resource Hub graphic

 

Navi: Your Mental Health Wayfinder

U of T students now have a more streamlined way to discover mental health resources and supports. Navi, short for navigator, (uoft.me/navi) is a chat-based service that acts as a virtual assistant for students wanting to learn more about the mental health supports available to them at the University of Toronto.  For more information about Navi, please read the Navi release from the Office of Vice-Provost, Students.

 

Workshops

Drop-in mindfulness meditation program
Check this link for days and times: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hwc/mindful-moments

8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course
Friday afternoons
North York General
(416) 483-3778

8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course
Monday morning, Monday afternoon, or Wednesday evening
Toronto General Hospital
416-340-4452

10-week mindful CBT
Toronto Western Hospital
416-603-5747

 

Body and mind skills

Guided meditation Downloads

•  Body scan #1
•  Body scan #2
•  The Body Scan - Joanne Leo
•  The Self-Compassion Break - Shayna Kulman-Lipsey
•  Pre-sleep relaxation (Female)
•  Guided meditation Visualization
•  Mental Health Foundation Wellbeing iTunes podcast

Mobile phone apps

•  Calm iOS Android
•  iCouch CBT iOS
•  Self-help anxiety management iOS Android
•  Headspace (10 day free trial), iOS Android
•  Meditation music Android
•  Take a break! Guided meditations for stress relief iOS
•  Your daily motivation Android / Daily Motivation iOS

 

Body and mind skills websites

Mindfulness (guided meditations/yoga/breathing & relaxation exercises) 
•  Guided audio files to practice mindfulness based stress reduction
•  Relaxation resources - Loyola University
•  MindBody Lab - University of Texas
•  Exercises from the All About Depression website 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
•  MoodGym

Anxiety
•  Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind (CALM) - University of Auckland
•  Calming website
•  Stress management - how to reduce, prevent and cope with stress

Depression
•  Students Against Depression 
•  Antidepressant skills workbook - BC Mental Health Institute
•  Living life to the full (LLTTF

Medical student resources
Physician Health Program (PHP)
Physician Health Program (PHP) - wellness resources

 

Substance use/abuse

Student resources on substance use disorders & addictions

From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH):
•  CAMH resources on substance abuse 
•  Print-friendly substance abuse pamphlets from CAMH

 

Sexual assault

Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 416-863-0511/ 1-866-863-0511
Distress Centres of Toronto: 416-408-4357
METRAC: 416-392-3135
Women’s College Hospital Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Care Centre: 416-323-6040