Health & Wellbeing
At U of T Mississauga (and the wider U of T) there are many ways to take care of your health and wellbeing and lots of services to get you started. U of T Mississauga aims to be a healthy and supportive campus environment where all students are able to thrive personally and academically to their fullest.
Read more below to learn about specific departmental, UTM or U of T-wide wellness resources.
Embedded Mental Health Counsellor
The Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, in partnership with the UTM Health & Counselling Centre (HCC), is pleased to announce the introduction of on-location counselling for MCS students starting September 7, 2021. From September 2021 to September 12, 2022, Helen Leung was the MCS embedded mental health counsellor. Starting on September 13, 2022, Sofia Pelaez, will be the counsellor available in our department on Tuesdays.
Counselling appointments can be scheduled directly with the HCC by calling (905) 828-5255 on Tuesdays and requesting the on-location counsellor for MCS. Appointments can take place in person in Deerfield Hall building, 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.
UTM Mental Health Supports
This website provides resources for students looking for mental health supports, in addition to supports for personal safety concerns, and experiences with sexual violence. It provides regional supports based on where the student is located for our most common regions, as well as information for out-of-province and out-of-country students. The resources are predominantly for students in crisis, or those looking for immediate supports. The website focuses on UTM Resources, U of T Tri-Campus Resources, and community resources.
U of T Student Mental Health Resource
This website is a Tri-Campus resource for students looking to improve their mental health, learn ways of coping and find support and services to support their mental health. It features programs, initiatives, and resources both at U of T and in the community.
Navi is an anonymous tool that provides students with information to help them navigate mental health resources and make decisions about seeking appropriate supports. This tool is for informational purposes only and does not provide medical advice, counselling nor does it make any diagnosis or identify personalized treatments.
It is the University's goal to create a community that is inclusive of all persons and treats all members of the community in an equitable manner. The University will strive to provide support for, and facilitate the accommodation of individuals with disabilities so that all may share the same level of access to opportunities, participating in the full range of activities that the University offers, and achieve their full potential as members of the University community. If you are a student who identifies as having a temporary or permanent disability, you are encouraged to seek guidance from Accessibility Services to determine how they can help you be successful.
In addition to those outlined above, be sure to check out these resources below as you consider ways to support your health and wellbeing.