A collection of on– and off–campus wellness resources and services.
Student Counselling, Health & Well-being (SCHW)
Student Counselling, Health & Well-being (SCHW) is a student service department within the Division of Students at York University. SCHW offers a team of healthcare professionals, peer health educators, and support staff who collaborate to provide a range of health and well-being services that foster academic success, student development, and an engaged community at York University.
Location: N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services
Counselling Service - Glendon Campus
Our Glendon Personal Counselling Services offer psychological support to Glendon students who need help managing challenges during their university life. Members of the Glendon community come to see us because of a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to; depression, anxiety, abuse, stress, self-esteem, sexuality, and family and personal relationship issues. The counseling centre is a safe space where support is provided in a confidential and private manner. We take pride in supporting our students with diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexualities.
Location: Glendon Hall, 111A
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. Fees for service.
Location: Behavioral Sciences Building, Reception Room 104
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 among 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.
Health, Safety & Employee Well-Being
Provides assistance to graduate students who are also employed by York University and are in need of workplace accommodation(s) related to a disability.
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 who have experienced sexual violence, receives disclosures and complaints, facilitates safety planning, and assists survivors through the complaint process.
Health Education & Promotion
As part of SCHW, Health Education & Promotion provides York University students with person-centered health and well-being support through education, empowerment, and access while working towards supplying students with the skills to foster balanced and sustainable choices regarding their health. Our main goal is to create proactive approaches to well-being on campus.
Students can connect with us for a range of services, including training programs, workshops, and peer-to-peer consulting. We educate in the areas of mental health and well-being, physical health, nutrition, sleep, sexual health, alcohol, cannabis and other drugs.
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.
Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR)
Provides advice, referrals, training, alternate dispute resolution methods, judicial processes, critical incident support, and student leadership opportunities.
Supporting International Students and connecting them to relevant resources that can help them succeed at York University.
Location: 200 York Lanes
Division of Students – York University
DOS provides a list of resources for students who may need support.
York Federation of Students - Food Support Centre
The Foodlink Hotline: 416-392-6655
Tait Mackenzie 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 beginners looking to improve their overall health to high-performance athletes.
Location: 1 Thompson Road
Phone: (416) 736-5185
Group Fitness Classes Schedule
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. lss.info.yorku.ca/
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.
Location: 311 South Ross
Phone: 416-736-2100 X 55134
Graduate Student Writers
Join a community of fellow PhD writers! The Writing Centre’s graduate writing specialists will help you focus, goal set, project-manage, stick to a timeline, collaborate with committee members, and connect with peers.
York University Security Services
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 clinics provide a variety of different services, most on a walk-in basis.
Location: York Lanes
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
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.
Phone: 416-535-8501, option 2
Humber River Hospital
Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals. It has an emergency department as well as a Mental Health department available.
Location: 1235 Wilson Avenue, Toronto
Virtual Health Clinic
The Virtual Health Clinic offers York students convenient access to healthcare solutions from anywhere. Visit their website or call 844-222-7200 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (seven days a week) for virtual care services, including counseling, referrals, and more.
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Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
The Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to all York staff, faculty, and dependents. Your EAP is a confidential service that can help solve a number of problems and challenges in your life and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Extended Graduate Student Health Benefits
York students who are also CUPE members have access to extended healthcare 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)
The YUGSA Health and Dental plan is mandatory for all full-time graduate and JD students without alternate coverage. The plan is optional for part-time students. All full-time students will be automatically enrolled in the plan and the healthcare charge will appear in their student accounts as ‘GSA Healthcare’. This charge is separate and in addition to tuition. Part-time students can join the plan by opting in from the website and making the payment online.
CUPE 3903 has health benefits as per the collective bargaining unit. The core health benefits plan is provided and administered through Sun Life Insurance (Policy Number: 014098). All CUPE 3903 members and their dependents (spouses, common-law and same-sex partners, and children; parents are ineligible) are covered under this plan from the first day of your contract until five months after the end of your contract. For more information, please access the link below.
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)
UHIP is the University Health Insurance Plan for students who are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). UHIP is provided by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Sun Life).
Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health, and/or gambling. Available 24/7.
Ontario’s Drug and Alcohol Hotline
Provides free and confidential 24/7 health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs.
Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline
Information about problem gambling treatment resources in Ontario.
If you are currently located out of province, studying abroad, or a Continuing Education student, please access counseling support through keepme.SAFE. 24/7 multilingual counseling phone lines accessible from anywhere in the world.
Phone: 1-844-451-9700 (Canada & USA) or 1-416-380-6578 (international)
Good2Talk provides free, confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario. Post-secondary students can receive professional counseling, volunteer crisis support, and information and referrals about mental health services and supports. Available 24/7 for post-secondary students in Ontario.
Phone: 1-866-925-5454 OR dial 2-1-1 and ask to be connected to Good2Talk.
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.
Phone: 24-hour support line: 416-650-8056
Toronto Distress Centres
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto is a service agency dedicated to providing timely emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention to people in distress.
Fem’aide (French Speaking)
Offers French-speaking women who have experienced gender-based violence, support, information, and referral to appropriate front-line services within their communities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fem’aide can also respond to requests for information made by family and friends of women who are victims of violence.
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 the Canadian Mental Health Association). The service is free.
MindShift® CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
Website: Mindshift CBT App
The Calm app brings a new lesson every day. 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships, and more. Offering a free trial.
Guided mediation app. The first year of service is free. Personalized meditation to help with stress, sleep, focus, mood, and more.
Headspace *Fee for some features
Through science-backed meditation and mindfulness tools, Headspace helps you create life-changing habits to support your mental health and find a healthier, happier you.
Graduate Student Bursaries
York University and the Faculty of Graduate Studies provide bursaries to assist eligible graduate students with financial need.
YUGSA – Funding and Financial Aid
The YUGSA offers a variety of funding and support for our members that range from skills & academic development to bursaries & support funds. Most York University graduate students are eligible to apply for funding; however, certain funds are reserved for certain groups (i.e., international student bursary, dependent bursary, etc.).