TAO laptop in therapy chair

This website and its contents will soon be replaced by the new Virtual Student Wellness Hub.

Therapist Assisted Online (TAO)

What's TAO?

Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) is an interactive, dynamic, and easy-to-access online program. It was designed for addressing issues related to anxiety and depression, which are the problems most commonly faced by students at McGill. TAO can provide resources and tools to promote healthy coping skills and help you bounce back from life’s disappointments and frustrations. As a TAO participant, each week you will watch short videos and complete skill-building exercises. TAO is tailored to fit your schedule and your needs. The exercises can be completed through a smartphone, tablet, or computer and the online programs are accessible 24/7.

How does TAO work?

Here is a short video describing what TAO can do for you:

TAO is available to be completed as a stand-alone resource for preventative care or if you feel like you would require some additional support, you can schedule meetings with a clinician to briefly touch base as you progress through the online material.

If you are interested in trying out this program or if you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please feel free to contact us. If you want to get started right away, click on the “Sign Up in TAO Self-Help link” on the login pageCheck out a sample TAO session at this link: TAO Understanding Depression

The TAO Mobile app is now available. It allows you to easily access a variety of wellness tools on your mobile device. (Google Play  Apple App Store)

Please note: To access services, you must be currently enrolled and paying the Student Services fee. The fee is automatically charged to the student account of undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows every fall and winter term. Certain other categories of students may opt to pay a fee to use the services.