Mental Health Services and Resources For UTSC Students

University of Toronto Scarborough Mental Health Network, consisting of students, staff and faculty, developed this list of resources to navigate mental health services on and off campus based on following categories.  We hope you find it useful and welcome any suggestions or additions to help to make this list relevant to our campus community.  Please email us at health-services@utsc.utoronto.ca with your feedback. 

PROTECTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH - Lifestyle tips and weblinks to support your wellbeing

On Campus Resources

Resource/Service When would I use this resource or service? How can I access?
Athletics and Recreation I want to stay active, join a fitness classes, intramural teams, sports, visit events at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.
 
Events I want to learn about events that align with my interests, and connect with others on campus CLNx, Intranet, UTSC Student Experience  App
Scarborough Campus Student Union I want to connect with the student union for support,  representation, advocacy, and cost saving services.
Sustainability I want to become more active on campus by contributing to sustainable initiatives www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sustainability/initiatives
Student Academic Resource Tool I want an online tool to navigate academic resources and departments for questions or issues related to academics, careers and employment, Co-Op, further education and study abroad. stART
Student Life
I want to build my connection on campus through mentorship programs, workshops, community outreach, indigenous, multi-faith programming.
Department of Student Life
UTSC Clubs, Students Groups and Departmental Students’ Associations I want to connect with peers who share the same passion and interests, want to make our campus better and make friends.
 
Volunteering I want to have a sense of belonging on campus and work with others with similar interests

 

Off Campus Resources

Resource/Service
When would I use this resource or service?
How can I access?
Healthy Eating I want to learn how to eat healthier. Canada’s Food Guide
Sexual Health I want to learn more about sexual health resources
Volunteering I am looking for opportunities to volunteer in the community

SELF-HELP - Explore online mental health resources, phone lines to build your coping strategies and toolbox

On Campus Resources

Resource/Service When would I use this resource or service? How can I access?
UTSC Navigator by Minds Matter Magazine I am looking for a service on campus to address financial, academic, or personal issues that include mental health. UTSC Navigator by Minds Matter Magazine
WellTrack I want an online tool to work on my wellbeing using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help me identify, understand and address issues of anxiety, depression and phobias WellTrack - download app and register for an account with your @mail.utoronto.ca email address for full access.

Off Campus Resources

Resource/Service When would I use this resource or service? How can I access?
Good2Talk Helpline I want to talk to a counsellor on the phone who understands the stresses of post-secondary students  that is available 24/7/365.
1-866-925-5454
Big White Wall I want an online safe and anonymous peer support community that is accessible anytime anywhere. Big White Wall
LGBT Youthline I want confidential and non-judgemental peer support using  telephone, text and chat services
1-800-268-9688
Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline I want to talk on the phone with a peer supporter.
1-866-627-3342
National Eating Disorder Information Centre- Helpline I want more information about body image, disordered eating and services.
416-340-4156
Quit Smoking
I want support to quit smoking

GROUPS - Explore various groups that range from therapeutic, academic and social groups to support your mental health

On Campus Resources

Resource/Service When would I use this resource or service? How can I access?
Athletics & Recreation I want to stay active, join a fitness classes, intramural teams, sports, visit events at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Athletics & Recreation
Facilitated Study Groups I need extra help on a course FSG
Health & Wellness Centre I am interested in weekly and drop-in  groups to build my coping skills.  I am interested in joining a student team promoting wellness on campus.
UTSC Clubs, Students Groups and Departmental Students’ Associations I want to connect with peers who share the same passion and interests, want to make our campus better and make friends.
Writing Groups I need guidance on writing assignments or building my writing skills. The Writing Centre

Off Campus Resources

Resource/service When would I use this service? How can I access?
Hong Fook Mental Health Association
 
Clinical services and community programs that improve the lives of Asian and other communities Hong Fook
Malvern Family Resource Centre Family & youth recreational programming and support counselling Malvern Family Resources Centre
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Peer support, recovery and self-help programs for family and youth MDAO
Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Various services such as CBT, and support groups for individuals and families affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses SSO
The 519 Training ,workshops, counselling services that help improve the lives of LGBTQ2S individuals in Toronto The 519
Tropicana Community Services Services to encourage positive life choices- life skills, counselling, employment, day care, recreational Tropicana Community Services

ONE ON ONE SERVICES - Acheive the goals and objectives that you want, through a personalized and guided service

On Campus Resources

Resource/Service When would I use this resource or service? How can I access?
Health & Wellness Centre To see a counsellor, doctor or nurse for personal health reasons. Bring your health card and T-Card.
SL270
416-287-7065
Academic Advising & Career Centre I want guidance on my academic program, skill building workshops and career planning advice such as resume and finding jobs.
AccessAbility Services Require academic support due to disability
S302
Multi-Faith Chaplaincy   Multi-Faith Chaplaincy
Equity & Diversity Office Need assistance in resolving an issue that involves equity, discrimination or harassment
BV536
Faculty Office Hours I need academic support. Refer to your Course Syllabus and Program Department.
Financial Aid I have questions or need support about my student loans, scholarships, and taxes.
Highland Hall, Main Floor
Program Advisors I want to understand how to complete program requirements, connect with faculty about research opportunities, post-graduate studies, or other opportunities. Program Advisors
Registrar I have questions about registering for a course, exams, graduation, petitions, and TCards.
Main Floor, Highland Hall
Sexual Violence Prevention and Support I want to know all the sexual violence resources and supports on campus Sexual Violence Support at UTSC

Off Campus Resources

Resource/Service When would I use this resource or service? How can I access?
Good2Talk Helpline I want to talk to a counsellor on the phone who understands the stresses of post-secondary students  that is available 24/7/365.
1-866-925-5454
Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre I want to access primary health care, counselling & community programs that addresses system inequities to improve health outcomes for immigrants, refugees, and their communities Access Alliance
Access CAMH
I want to access services at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health services.  Access CAMH makes it easy for patients, families, friends, and healthcare professionals to find the help and services they need with a single phone call.
 
416-535-8501, Option 2
Canadian Mental Health Association I am looking for mental health information and decision support
1200 Markham Rd., Scarborough
416-789-7957
East Metro Youth Services I am looking for free walk-in mental health counselling for youth and families & diverse support programs EMYS
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities I am looking for a community doctor, nurse or counsellor in the community. SCHC
TAIBU Community Health Centre I am looking for a doctor, nurse or counsellor and related services for Black populations as its priority. TAIBU
The Access Point I want to apply for individual mental health and addictions support services, including early intervention psychosis, and supportive housing The Access Point
YouthLink I want free walk-in mental health counselling for youth and families & diverse support programs YouthLink

CRISIS / URGENT ISSUE - Experiencing a crisis and need immediate assistance you can access the following resources

On Campus Resources

Resource/Service When would I use this resource or service? How can I access?
Campus Police I need support regarding my safety or the safety of someone else, for walk-safe, something of mine is stolen.
24/7 Emergency line: 416 978- 2222 Emergency Code Blue telephones located on campus
Non-emergency line:
416-287-7398
EMRG@UTSC I need on site 24/7  first aid and emergency assistance - (active during Fall/Winter semesters)
416-978-2222
Health & Wellness Centre  I want to see a counsellor, doctor or nurse for personal health reasons. Bring health card and T-Card.
SL270

Off Campus Resources

Resource/Service When would I use this resource or service? How can I access?
Good2Talk Helpline I want to talk to a counsellor on the phone who understands the stresses of post-secondary students.
1-866-925-5454
24/7/365
Assaulted Women’s Helpline
I want a free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis telephone line who are experienced to discuss any form of abuse.
 
416-863-0511
Central Intake - Emergency Shelter Services
I need emergency housing.
 
1-877-338-3398
Hope for Wellness Helpline/Chat I want online chat for that provides immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada
toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310
24/7
Scarborough Hospital Regional Mobile Crisis Team I need crisis support. This service provides telephone crisis response and community crisis response to individuals over 16 years of age who are experiencing a mental health crisis in Scarborough and East York. 416-495-2891
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital I need to visit a hospital emergency department to help be me be safe because I am having a mental health crisis
Birchmont site: 416-495-2400
Centenary site: 416-281-7318
Lawrence site: 416-438-2911
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre I need to talk to some who can provide me anti-oppressive, feminist peer support as a survivor of sexual violence through support, education and activism.
416-597-8808