Mental Health Resources

Supporting Mental Health In Our Community

The Department of Geography & Planning would like to hear from our community on ways in which we can better support mental health and well-being. As part of this on-going commitment, we have installed a suggestion box in our mailroom (Rm. 5043, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 Saint George St.). Please feel free to provide any suggestions in this way.

Finding Support – Mental Health Resources for Students

For immediate response:

  • Feeling distressed? Find someone to talk to right now – and if there is an immediate risk, call 911. Free 24/7 support is available outside the university. Students, staff and faculty can speak to a trained crisis worker at any hour of the day. 1-866-925-5454
  • U ofT Telus Health Student Support for U of T Students 1-844-451-9700. Immediate counselling support is available in 35 languages and ongoing support in 146 languages.
  • Good 2 Talk Student Helpline 1-866-925-5454. Professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.
  • Gerstein Crisis Centre A 24-hour community based mental health crisis centre 416-929-5200
  • Distress Centres of Greater Toronto 416-408-HELP (4357)
  • SafeTALK is a 3-hour training designed to ensure that people with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first-aid interventions. Free for all students currently studying at University of Toronto.
  • The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 416-535-8501, offers services near campus at 250 College Street

For building a mental health toolkit, and finding your way around U of T resources:


For graduate students specifically:


Health and Wellness Centres on all three campuses:


For name-change assistance


Mental Health Resources for Faculty & Staff


Supporting Others – Mental Health Training for Faculty & Staff

  • U of T online module in support of student mental health: IAR

Other Resources and Suggestions

These are some further resources and suggestions provided by our community for supporting mental health. These are not crisis supports. Not all of these will be the right choice for everyone, each one of us is different and we all require different forms of support and care.

Therapy and Support




Projects and Resource Lists

  • Fireweed Collective: A support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness  
  • Project LETS: Race-Specific Resources & Information 

Art and Social Media

  • Millennial Therapist: Mental health tips from a practicing psychotherapist 
  • The Sad Ghost Club: Comics that provide knowledge and compassion for all those experiencing the different sides of mental health