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Submitted on Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Deadlines fast approaching? Stressed or anxious? UofT has resources to help. Find help and reach out early!

Feeling distressed? Find someone to talk to right now – and if there is an immediate risk, call 911.

Exam season is stressful. Let’s talk about it:
The Health & Wellness Centre is offering 45-minute drop-in appointments with English, Mandarin, Hindi and Punjabi speaking counsellors from the My SSP Program from April 8 – 30 at Robarts Library. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, and are available to ALL students.
Time: 5 – 10 p.m., on the hour
Location: Robarts Library, 1st floor, Rooms 1153 & 1155
To book an appointment:

  • The schedule will be posted on the hallway door outside of rooms 1153 & 1155 daily at 5 p.m.
  • Tear away your preferred appointment time and language of service, then return 5 minutes prior to your appointment and wait in the waiting area. Your counsellor will come and get you.
  • If you are unable to get an appointment and are feeling distressed, please contact Good 2 Talk or My SSP for 24/7 counselling services.

Mental health services available to students on all three campuses:
Downtown Toronto: Health and Wellness Centre (416-978-8030), located at Koffler Student Services
U of T Scarborough: Health & Wellness Centre 416-287-7065
U of T Mississauga: Health & Counselling Centre 905-828-5255

Faculty of Information:
Embedded Counsellor: Jaylin Bradbury

  • For help with: coping support re: stress, anxiety and depression, death in family
  • Office located on the 6th Floor of Bissell Building
  • To set up your initial appointment, email central Health & Wellness at caps@mail.studentlife.utoronto.ca – explicitly state that you wish to book an appointment with the embedded counsellor at the Faculty of Information.
  • Subsequent appointments, if needed, are booked directly with Jaylin.

Embedded Accessibility Advisor: Alexa Quach

  • For help with: academic accommodations and supports (ie: more time on assignments), chronic anxiety and depression, registering with Accessibility Services, ensuring necessary accommodations are documented and forwarded to Student Services/instructors each term.
  • To book an appointment, email accessibility.services@utoronto.ca and state that you’d like a meeting with the Faculty of Information advisor.

HelpHub [Click link to PDF within webpage]:

  • For Personal Advising, Program-related and Other Questions
  • Find Concentration Liaisons for specific academic advising

iStudents for Mental Health*
[*Please note: this list is not comprehensive, but it is a good place to start and includes a wide range of resources.]

School of Graduate Studies:
Graduate Wellness Directory
Graduate Student Financial Aid Counselling
Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre

Round-the-clock support:
Free 24/7 support is available outside the university. Students, staff and faculty can speak to a trained crisis worker at any hour of the day.

Good 2 Talk 1-866-925-5454

Gerstein Crisis Centre 416-929-5200

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto 416-408-HELP (4357)

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at 250 College Street

Anishnawbe Health Toronto Mental Health Crisis Line 416-360-0486

My SSP for U of T  Students 1-844-451-9700. Immediate support is available in 35 languages and ongoing support in 146 languages.

Additional Resources:
Staff have access to the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), offered through Homewood Health, online and by phone at 1-800-663-1142.
Training for students on assisting others with mental health: https://iar.utoronto.ca/main/

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