Health & Wellbeing

The following resources are on-campus resources available to all McGill students.

Physical Health | Mental & Emotional Health | Social Wellbeing | Spiritual Wellbeing | Events

 

Physical Health

Student Health Service provides McGill students with quality, comprehensive health care in a convenient campus location. Student Health’s services are specifically geared towards the unique health needs of students, and are delivered by caregivers sensitive to – and experienced with – their particular health concerns.

The Office for Students with Disabilities has the mandate to provide assistance and accommodation services to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.  These disabilities can be permanent or temporary, and of a visible or invisible nature.  They provide access technology resources, campus access guides, campus transit, and more!

McGill Athletics and Recreation boasts 29 different intercollegiate teams, numerous competitive clubs, 700 intramural teams, plus an extensive Fitness and Recreation program that encompasses over 100 non-credit fitness and recreation courses.

Healthy McGill connects you to support and resources to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. They recognize that 'healthy' means something different to everyone and encourage you to make decisions that are right for you.

In the Self-Care section of the Counselling Service website you will find numerous resources that you can access anytime on the go or from the comfort of home. Check out these self-help topics in relation to physical health and well-being: Health & Fitness, Sleep Hygiene, Audio for Relaxation and Meditation.

Mental & Emotional Health

McGill's Counselling Services is staffed by clinicians (eight Psychologists, four licensed professional Counsellors, and one Social worker), and twelve Counselling Psychology interns. The Services provide individual and group therapy, support groups, as well as academic success and wellness workshops and the Substance Misuse Program. They also have extensive online resources for students to use!

Psychiatric Services at McGill University consists of a team of psychiatrists who are all available with referral and by appointment. They provide safety appointments for students in crisis as well as short term psychotherapy. The team sees students for a variety of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, trauma-related anxiety, substance abuse, etc.

The Peer Support Centre is a group of undergraduate and graduate students who will provide one-on-one support to all McGill students who come to weekly drop-in sessions. Their program aims to provide a safe space for students to share about what they are going through and receive confidential and non-judgmental support as well as information on resources that may be helpful for their situation.

At the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), the assistance offered through myAccess targets a wide variety of situations, from medical diagnoses to mental health issues and anxiety disorders, and also includes long term support to accompany students with Learning Disabilities, ADD or ADHD, Asperger’s and autism.

The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education provides confidential, non-judgmental and non-directional support, advocacy and education to students, faculty and staff of all genders who have been impacted by sexual violence.

The McGill Mental Health Hub, is a new resource for students supported by Bell Let's Talk. It connects our community to support and information surrounding mental wellbeing. Visit the website to learn more about self-care, mental health, ways to get involved, strategies for supporting peers, and more.

In the Get Started section of the Counselling Service website you will find numerous resources that you can access anytime on the go or from the comfort of home. Check out these self-help topics in relation to mental & emotional health and well-being: Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Negative Thinking.

Social Wellbeing

First Peoples’ House (FPH) provides a “home away from home” for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students at McGill University. They provide a space where students can find academic support and stay connected to Indigenous culture.

Healthy McGill connects you to support and resources to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. They recognize that 'healthy' means something different to everyone and encourage you to make decisions that are right for you.

International Student Services (ISS) supports the growth, progress, and success of international students at McGill, and aims to ease their transition to a new school, a new home and a new country.

Queer McGill (QM) is a non-profit organization under the Student Societies of McGill University (SSMU), which aims to create safe space and community for queer students. Through a variety of programming, including discussion groups, workshops, lecture series, and dance parties, Queer McGill provides space, opportunity, and a voice for queer students on campus and around Montreal.

The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. Our services include Drop-In and Line (DIAL), Support Groups, Advocacy, and Outreach. Additionally, we offer sexual assault sensitivity training to McGill and Montreal groups, provide information and referrals, and organize events to raise awareness about sexual assault.

In the Get Started section of the Counselling Service website you will find numerous resources that you can access anytime on the go or from the comfort of home. Check out these self-help topics in relation to social health and well-being: Anger, Relationships, Self-Esteem.

Spiritual Wellbeing

The McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL) is dedicated to raising religious literacy and enhancing spiritual wellness at McGill. MORSL is a service you can turn to whether you want to connect with others who share your own religious roots or explore new and diverse religious and philosophical frameworks.

In the Get Started section of the Counselling Service website you will find numerous resources that you can access anytime on the go or from the comfort of home. Check out these topics in relation to mental/emotional health and well-being: Mindfulness & Meditation, Audio for Relaxation & Meditation, Happiness.

Events

Arts Health And Wellness (AHAW) is a collaborative project between the AUS and Arts OASIS. It consists of a series of self-care activities through the week geared to helping you be aware of your mental health. Check out our Facebook page here.