Mental Health & Wellness Resources
Last updated Friday, April 9, 2021.
This page features mental and physical health resources available to the UTM community. For information about COVID-19 health and safety protocols, please visit the COVID-19 safety information page.
On this page:
- University health resources
- Online fitness and meditation resources
- Mental health resources (for students)
- Mental health resources (for faculty and staff)
- Tips for battling burnout
- Quick links and public health contacts
UTM’s Health & Counselling Centre (HCC) remains open for non-urgent health appointments and offers personal counselling appointments by telephone. Reach the HCC by telephone at 905-828-5255.
Find updated Information about HCC’s operations and services and read answers to frequently asked questions on the HCC website.
For urgent or after-hours health matters, please consult the HCC’s list of after-hours resources and walk-In clinics in Peel Region.
University of Toronto Health Services (for students)
- UTM Health & Counselling Centre: 905-828-5255
- St. George Campus Health & Wellness Centre: 416-978-8030
- UTSC Health & Wellness Centre: 416-287-7065
The UTM Athletics YouTube channel features an extensive library of free home workout routines and meditation exercises led by staff experts from the Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre. More virtual programs, including group classes, virtual personal training, a running program and esports intramurals are available on the #MoveUTM Virtual Programs webpage.
Check out the RAWC's Home Workouts playlist for free online workouts for pilates, yogilates, barre, tabata and more.
The RAWC's Mindfulness & Meditation playlist features guided meditations and yoga videos for all levels of experience.
- Access a list of UTM and GTA Mental Health Resources on the HCC website, including:
- Students currently residing in Ontario may access personal counselling through the HCC by telephone appointments between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
- Students residing outside of Ontario may access counselling resources across Canada here.
- Students who currently reside outside of Canada may access counselling supports through My SSP, a service available to all University of Toronto students. Here are tips for how to access MySSP internationally.
- U of T Family Care Office
Get outside, connect with friends, or try new technology tools. UTM staff, faculty and librarians offer tips to help you get through tough days.
- HR&Equity support and advice for employees working at home
- Events, resources and guidance for mental well-being
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) (downloadable PDF)
- COVID-19 updates to EFAP supports and services
- The Homewood Health Client Services Centre, 1-800-663-1142, offers advice, counselling, and help for all employees and their dependents. Services are offered remotely and confidentially 24/7/365. Additional tools and resources for managing anxiety, stress and other mental health concerns can be found at Homeweb.ca
- Mental Health While in Quarantine, Self-Isolation, or Working Remotely (downloadable PDF)
- Wellness and Work From Home Toolkit
- U of T Family Care Office
- U of T Guidelines on flexible work arrangements
- Wellness Together Canada—self-directed e-mental health tools, peer support and live counselling from Health Canada
- Big White Wall—anonymous peer-to-peer online support for anxiety, depression and mental health
Additional Mental Health Resources
- Access Mental health and COVID-19 information from The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information from a Registered Nurse.
- Phone: 1-866-797-0000
- TTY: 1-866-797-0007
- Hourse: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Region of Peel Public Health
The Region of Peel Public Health website offers information about mobile COVID-19 testing centres, mental health supports and community support services.
- Phone: 905-799-7700
- Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week.
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