There are many ways to take care of your mental health and lots of services to help you get started. From learning new skills and changing old habits, to talking to peers who understand what you’re going through, you’ll find lots of ways to access mental health support.
If you’re looking for mental health clinical services, Health & Wellness offers a variety of options to suit your needs. Book an appointment to learn about your options and speak to clinicians who can guide you to the appropriate care for you.
- Same-day counselling appointment
Same-day counselling appointments provide access to support when you need it. You can explore concerns, learn about resources and identify next steps with a professional counsellor. One session is often enough to address your needs, but you can book subsequent appointments to build on previous sessions or address something new.
- On-location counselling
Health & Wellness counsellors are available at designated locations as a student service. Each location or site provides brief counselling for those students registered in that particular faculty, department, college or residence.
On location counselling is offered at the following colleges/departments/programs/residences:
- Architecture, Landscape & Design (Daniels)
- Chestnut Residence
- First Nations House
- Research and Health Science Education (RHSE)
- Hart House
- Innis College
- iSchool (Faculty of Information)
- Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE)
- Munk School of Global Affairs
- New College
- Rotman Commerce
- Rotman MBA
- School of Graduate Studies (SGS)
- Trinity College
- TYP (Transitional Year Program)
- Undergraduate programs (Arts & Science)
- University College
- Varsity Athletics
- Victoria College
- Woodsworth College
- Wellness counselling for BIPOC students
Health & Wellness provides access to wellness counsellors who self-identify as Black, Indigenous and/or Persons of Colour (BIPOC) with expertise in providing counselling services tailored to students who are members of these communities. The counsellors offer a safe and collaborative space to support healing from racial stress, trauma and experiences of discrimination ranging from microaggressions to overt racist behaviours and acts.
- Evidence-based group therapy
We offer 6- and 8-week evidence-based, skills-building group therapies for anxiety and low or depressed mood. Consult with one of our health professionals who can assess your needs and recommend appropriate therapy for you.
- Short-term intensive counselling or psychotherapy
Short-term intensive counselling or psychotherapy for adjustment and transition issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship/family issues, body image and eating issues, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.
Medication can be an effective treatment for some mental health issues. Consult with one of our physicians to learn about your options.
- Psychiatric care
A range of interim outpatient psychiatric services are available, including consultation, shared care, case management, and medication management, which may be supplemented with supportive psychotherapy or brief counselling.
- Wellness navigation
Wellness navigation can help you find a wide range of supports on and off campus. Resources may include peer support, social connections, counselling/psychotherapy or other services. Whether you have ideas about what you want or do not know what resources are right for you, wellness navigation is a good place to start.
You can book a counselling appointment or speak with your existing care providers at the Health and Wellness Centre to discuss what resources are available and how to access them. If you have specific needs or need help connecting to support, you may be referred to a Wellness Navigation Advisor. The Wellness Navigation Advisors offer individual appointments, workshops and drop-ins to ensure that you have the support you need to be successful.
- Full-time and part-time University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the appropriate incidental fees.
- Toronto School of Theology undergradate students at Emmanuel College in the conjoint full-time basic degree program
- Students in the School of Continuing Studies English Language Program (identified by a student card).
PLEASE NOTE: Our health and mental health care providers are licensed to practice in Ontario only. Students who reside out of province/country can access counselling support through U of T Telus Health Student Support (formerly U of T My SSP) 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.
Booking & Documentation
Check the Health & Wellness hours of operation.
Call, visit in person or book an appointment online for a Mental Health Assessment/Screen with Health & Wellness.
After you book your appointment, print and complete the Client Record Form before your first Mental Health Assessment/Screen. Bring the completed form with you when you come to your appointment.
Privacy & Policies
- Health & Wellness Eligibility Policy
- Cancellation Policy
- Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
- Guidelines on the Use of Perfumes and Scented Products
A reminder for U of T students: Seeking out mental health care at Health and Wellness will not put you at risk of being placed on a supportive leave through the Supportive Leaves policy.