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.

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Drop-in mindfulness meditation program
Check this link for days and times:

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

10-week mindful CBT
Toronto Western Hospital


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

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

•  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