This is a centralized location for information and links to wellness resources for the benefit of graduate students and faculty.

Wellness and Positive Spaces:

Indigenous Resources:

Acknowledgement of Traditional Land 

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

UofT Land Acknowledgement

 

BWell’s Compiled List of Resources

Navigating your relationship with your supervisor: 

Medical resources:

  • UofT Health and Wellness
  • Nearby walk in clinics and medical labs (for blood work, etc.)
    • LifeLabs
    • Bay College Medical
  • Link to Graduate Student Union’s (GSU) insurance policies
  • Information on UHIP (insurance for international students)

Where to go when in a crisis:

  • Don’t want to talk to a person on the phone/just need to message someone?
    • Download the MySSP app and message them saying you need help; someone will message you back immediately (and will also offer to call if you change your mind)
  • Need to talk to someone on the phone, immediately?
    • Call 1-866-925-5454 (Good2Talk Helpline)
  • Education program to recognize when someone is considering suicide and how to help

Meditation and mindfulness:

Racial and sexual discrimination:

Getting involved with community-level wellness resources:

  • Link to GradMinds’ Wellness Collective
  • Healthy Labs Initiative
    • or contact faculty member, Dr. Reinhart Rheitmeier
  • Graduate Representation Committee (GRC)
    • Please contact your BGSU to speak with the GRC reps (yourbgsu@gmail.com)
  • UofT offers a peer support program to help navigate resources (among other things)

Learning how to support others (individually):

  • Identify, Assist, Refer
    • 30-minute online training, teaching you how to recognize student distress, begin supportive conversations, and make effective referrals
  • SafeTALK
    • 4-hour training session where you will learn practical steps to help activate a suicide alert, connecting people having thoughts of suicide with helpers who are prepared to provide first-aid interventions
    • Certificate & CCR provided upon completion

Counseling and therapy resources:

Conflict resolution:

Financial help:

  • SGS: Financial Aid and Financial Advising
    • Book an appointment for financial advice from SGS Financial Advisors
    • Available by in person, via email, or over the phone. Monday-Friday, 10AM – 4PM

Improving communication:

Sports/activities:

  • UofT Outdoor club
    • Feel free to connect with others part of the outdoor club through Facebook and Instagram
  • UofT Come Sweat With Us
    • Run by UofT Sports & Recreation
    • Online workouts & meditation; join via zoom link
    • Schedule is on the website (scroll all the way to the bottom)

Preparedness for the future: