A collection of on– and off–campus wellness resources and services.
Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling Centre - Glendon Campus
The Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling (AWC) Centre offers a variety of services for Glendon students. These services include personal counselling services and accessibility services for students with learning disabilities, mental health disabilities or physical, sensory and medical disabilities.
Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion (REI)
REI responds to concerns and complaints under provincial human rights legislation and related York policies and procedures, including but not limited to questions of discrimination on the grounds of age, race, citizenship, creed, disability (including mental health and addictions), family status, marital status, gender identity/expression, sex, and sexual orientation. REI also plays an important role in supporting the work of the Sexual Violence Response Office (SVRO) by processing matters under the Sexual Violence Policy.
The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (The Centre)
The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education coordinates supports and resources for all members of the community that have experienced sexual violence, receives disclosures and complaints, facilitates safety planning, and assists survivors through the complaint process.
Provides assistance to graduate students who are also employed by York University and are in need of workplace accommodation(s) related to a disability.
Department of Human Resources
8 The Chimneystack Road, Kinsmen Building
Food4Thought is the only on-campus food bank at York University and is a member agency of the North York Harvest Food Bank. All members are welcome to use this service, including undergraduate and graduate, full-time and part-time, York and Seneca@York students who have finished their meal plan or members of the student community requiring emergency food relief.
Wellness Consultation & Counselling Service
Free and confidential support available to all graduate students regardless of student status. Appointments can be booked easily online: www.yorku.ca/gradstudies/students/current-students/grad-wellness-counselling/wellness-consultations/
230 York Lanes
Contact: Manager, Graduate Student Wellness Services
416-736-2100 Ext. 33379
Health Education and Promotion
Health Education and Promotion (HE) is a team of York students and staff that collaboratively work with on and off-campus stakeholders to create a community that supports student health and well-being.
Learning Skills Services
Open to all current York University students, undergraduate and graduate, LSS is here to help you take charge of your own learning, build your academic skills and confidence, and foster deeper engagement with your studies. No matter what your program or level of academic success, from first-year right through to graduate studies, LSS is here for you!
Learning Skills Services include workshops, peer academic coaching, drop-in, and (on a limited basis) individual sessions with a Learning Skills Specialist.
Office of Student Community Relations
Provides advice, referrals, training, alternate dispute resolution methods, judicial processes, critical incident support and student leadership opportunities.
Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support Line and Leadership (SASSL)
SASSL exists to provide unbiased and non-judgmental peer support and referrals to survivors of sexual violence. Our walk-in support is available all year round during office hours. We also run educational outreach programs and information sessions on campus and in the larger community. Our support line runs 24 hours during the fall-winter semesters of the school year and can be reached at 416-650-8056.
24-hour support line: 416-650-8056
Student Counselling & Development Office
Student Counselling & Development (SCD) aims to help York students realize, develop and fulfill their personal potential in order to maximally benefit from their university experience and manage the challenges of university life. Students come to SCD because of a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, abuse, stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, eating and body image as well as issues related to sexuality.
Student Counselling & Development provides:
- Short-term individual, couple, and group counselling services to York University students
- Personal development workshop and workshop series
- Crisis intervention for York students
- Consultation to the York Community regarding students in distress/crisis and issues related to mental health in general
- Critical incident response debriefings and consultations
- Clinical training for graduate students in Psychology, Social Work, and Psychotherapy
N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
The mission of SAS is to provide a professional, confidential and responsive service to support the needs of students with disabilities. Our goal is that all students with disabilities at York University’s Keele campus are provided equal access to the learning and research environments, the physical campus, and access to university-related programs and activities. We are committed to the values of integrity, student-centricity, and equity and share the values of the Division of Students — respect, excellence, accountability, care, innovation, inclusion, and collaboration.
- Assists in the transition of students with disabilities to their studies at York;
- Facilitates and coordinates individualized support and academic accommodation for students with disabilities based on an assessment of their unique needs;
- Promotes self-awareness, self-determination and self-advocacy within students with disabilities so that they have an equal opportunity, as autonomously as possible, to meet the demands of university life;
- Promotes access and awareness as a resource to all members of the university community;
- Advocates for an inclusive, barrier-free, accessible campus that adheres to the principles of Universal Design in Learning; and,
- Regularly reviews the policies and practices of SAS in response to student feedback and makes adaptations as necessary.
N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services
Tait McKenzie Fitness Centre
The hub of York Lions Athletics & Recreation is the 3-story Tait McKenzie Centre, a spacious, multipurpose sport and recreation facility. Central to Tait McKenzie is the 11,000 square foot fitness centre. With 58 cardio machines, 29 sectorized machines, functional training apparatus and free weights, the fitness centre is ideal for fitness enthusiasts of all levels, from the beginner looking to improve their overall health to the high-performance athlete.
Location: 1 Thompson Road
The Writing Centre
The Writing Centre seeks to contribute to the development of student's critical thinking, reading, and writing. The Writing Centre is situated within the Writing Department in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, which is responsible for instruction and scholarship in writing. Services include one-to-one writing support and writing workshops.
York University Security Services
York Security Services is committed to keeping our campuses safe for everyone. We strive to meet the needs of everyone within the York community by providing security services and resources to keep you safe and secure. Working together with different members of the community is what makes our security partnership work. All of our security personnel are trained to a high professional standard to ensure your safety and to deal with any incidents that may occur.
Location: 228 William Small Centre
General: 416-650-8000 or Ex. 58000
Urgent: 416-736-5333 or Ex. 33333
Appletree Medical Group
Private medical clinic providing a variety of different services, most on a walk-in basis.
Located in York Lanes
Big White Wall
Big White Wall is free, online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programs, creative outlets and a community that cares. When you're dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, we'll help you get through it.
If you’re experiencing low mood, depression, and anxiety, BounceBack can help. Through BounceBack, adults and youth 15+ learn skills to help manage worry and anxiety, combat unhelpful thinking and become more active and assertive (through Canadian Mental Health Association). The service is free.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
From assessment to brief interventions, inpatient programs, day hospital services, continuing care, outpatient services and family support, CAMH provides a wide range of clinical care services.
416-535-8501, option 2
Employee & Family Assistance Program
York students who are employed by the university have access to the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) offered through Morneau Shepell. The EFAP offers free & confidential support for a variety of wellness-related concerns. Call the EFAP 24/7 at 1-844-880-9142.
Extended Health Benefits
York students who are also CUPE members have access to extended health care benefits which can be used to access private mental health and wellness services. Other students may also have this type of access through an employer, student benefits, or coverage through a spouse or parent. Check your health benefits to determine what type of coverage you have available.
YUGSA (We Speak Student)
416-736-2100 ext. 27572
200 York Lanes
Humber River Hospital
Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest GTA.
1235 Wilson Avenue
York University Psychology Clinic
YUPC is a state-of-the-art community mental health and training centre associated with the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Health at York University. The clinic provides a range of leading-edge, effective mental health services to keep people of all ages living healthy, productive lives.
Behavioral Sciences Building
Reception Room 104
Drug and Alcohol Helpline
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Helpline
24/7 multilingual counselling phone lines accessible from anywhere in the world.
1-844-451-9700 (Canada & USA) or 1-416-380-6578 (international).
Available 24/7 for post-secondary students in Ontario.
1-866-925-5454 OR dial 2-1-1 and ask to be connected to Good2Talk.
Fem'aide Helpline (Francophone)
Mental Health Helpline
Problem Gambling Helpline
Sexual Assault Survivors Support Line and Leadership
Toronto Distress Centres
Website providing a large range of information on anxiety disorders, along with self-help strategies and worksheets.
Daily Calm app brings a new lesson every day. 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Offering a free trial.
*Fee for some features
A personal meditation guide, right in your pocket.
keep.meSAFE / My SSP
Through the My SSP website and free smartphone app, keep.meSAFE supports the overall emotional health and well-being of students by providing real-time 24/7 access to professional counsellors as well as scheduled short-term support. The online portal and smartphone app not only connect with live support, but also contain an extensive library of digital emotional health and well-being content, including access to virtual fitness sessions and self-administered assessments.
UK based website providing a large A-Z range of general information on mental health topics and some personal stories.
Canadian Sleep Society
The Canadian Sleep Society is a national organization committed to improving sleep for all Canadians through support for research, promotion of high-quality clinical care, education of professionals and the public, and advocacy for sleep and sleep disorders medicine.