In partnership with the Health & Counselling Centre (HCC), IMI is pleased to offer its students an embedded counselling service.
Sofia Pelaez, an HCC Counsellor, will be available to provide counselling services to students within these programs. All appointments with Sofia can be accessed by calling the HCC at 905-828-5255 and identifying as a student enrolled with IMI.
Appointments can take place in person in the Innovation Complex in person, virtually, or over the phone. Students may access either same day appointments or appointments that are scheduled in advance. Some issues that could be discussed in counselling include anxiety, stress, depression, body image, relationship issues and procrastination, among many others.
The HCC offers a wide range of health care services including primary medical care, similar to what a family doctor may provide. Our approach to mental health care follows a stepped care model that values having a variety of options available for students to address their concerns in a way that works for them. This includes not only 1:1 counselling, but also self-help resources, counselling groups, workshops, suggestions for reliable, evidenced based apps and information and referrals to community programs. More information about creating a personalized wellness plan with one of our healthcare professionals can be accessed by phoning HCC at (905) 828-5255. More information about what we offer can be found on our website: www.utm.utoronto.ca/health.
Please also note that HCC continues to offer appointments with our doctors and nurses as well as our staff dietitian. All students, including those currently residing outside of Ontario, also have access free, professional, 24/7 counselling services through My SSP in over 100 languages via phone or instant message. My SSP can be accessed through a free app via the Apple or Google Play stores or by calling 1-844-451-9700.