There are many professional and peer support resources available to you. Please refer to the following list of resources:
The Dean, Associate Dean, and support staff in the Office of the Dean of Students, are ready and willing to offer students assistance during their years at McGill, whether it is answering questions or providing advice and referrals to the appropriate individual or office on campus. The Dean's Office works closely with student associations and student affairs offices of faculties on both campuses, providing liaison between students and other sectors of the university.
Students can contact the Office of the Dean of Students for matters pertaining to student well-being, worrisome student behaviour and emergencies or crises involving McGill students. They offer support, follow-up and liaise with students, relevant departments, services, residences, administration and third parties (including families).
The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (O-SVRSE) serves as McGill’s hub for information and services in preventing and responding to sexual violence. They provide confidential, non-judgmental, and non-directional support and education to students, faculty, and staff of all genders who have been impacted by sexual violence. Services are offered in both French and English.
Below are some of the services offered at O-SVRSE:
- Crisis intervention and support (3-5 sessions) for anyone who has experienced or is impacted by sexual violence
- Reporting information and support (internally and to the police)
- Resource coordination and accompaniment to on- and off- campus services
- Educational outreach: awareness-raising campaigns, workshops, events
- Consent McGill Volunteer Program
The McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL) is your religious and spiritual hub on campus. MORSL is dedicated to raising religious literacy around both traditional world religions and newer religious movements. Their multi-faith team of volunteer chaplains and faith liaisons help connect students with their existing faith communities both on and off campus. They offer support to students of any religious identity or no particular religious identity who wish to find meaning beyond academics and to form healthy life habits that invite spiritual well-being, inner peace, and that equip them to live harmoniously in a pluralistic society.
The Peer Support Centre (PSC) offers free, drop-in, confidential and non-judgemental peer-to-peer support and resource referral to McGill students. The PSC is staffed by friendly and well-trained student peer supporters, who provide a welcoming space where you can share your experiences, feel truly listened to, and find ways to resolve the things you are going through.
Nightline’s volunteers offer a confidential and anonymous, information, listening and referral service for all members of the McGill community. Additionally, Nightline is designed to take calls on virtually any topic. Their lines are open to anyone who just wants to chat about something that might be on their mind, such as exam anxiety or relationship troubles. Nightline volunteers undergo extensive training to effectively help those in crisis or needing support. Additionally, volunteers work hard to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information for their callers.
The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting and empowering survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. SACOMSS provides an accessible, non-judgemental, safer space with services open to everyone and provided free of charge, although we are currently only able to offer our services in English.