Student assistance

You are not alone.  

If you are in need of support, or are experiencing a crisis, there are many sources of help at U of T. 

CALL 911 if at immediate risk. 

You can talk to someone right now: Student Life has information on Support when you feel distressed

Campus police (U of T St George Campus): 416-978-2222 

My Student Support Program: provides real-time and/or appointment-based confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to you. 

For Residents and Clinical Fellows, Post MD Education has wellness resources 

Your first stop finding mental health services

The Student Mental Health web portal has a robust search and filter function that allows you to match your needs with the many types of supports available through the University and its community partners.

This initiative is aimed at supporting the Report of, and Administrative Response to, the Presidential and Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health, specifically around developing improved wayfinding for mental health programs and services.

Not sure where to start? Access Navi: your tool for finding mental health resources  

Navi is a Student Mental Health Virtual Agent to help you navigate mental health supports at the University of Toronto.  

It is an anonymous wayfinding tool that is available 24/7. 

Grad Minds: peer support initiative

Providing graduate students with an opportunity to connect with a peer with shared experiences who can listen with understanding and help navigate mental health resources.

Sources of support

24-hour emergency counselling services

service what they do contact
Good2Talk Student Helpline Professional counseling, information and referrals helpline for mental health, addictions and student’s well-being.  1-866-925-5454 
My SSP for International Students Culturally-competent mental health and counselling services in 146 languages for international student use. 



Women's support network of York region Crisis-line for women experiencing a crisis, particularly related to human trafficking or sexual assault.


Assaulted Women's Helpline 

A 24-hour telephone and TTY (Text Telephone) crisis line to all women who have experienced abuse. 

416-863-0511 (TTY)  


Anishnawbe Health Toronto Mental Health Crisis Line

Improves health and well-being with Anishnawbe Health Toronto traditional healers, Elders and medicine people, and other health professionals. 

416-360-0486 (24/7) 

416-920-2605 (business hours only) 

24.7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin Community crisis service offering supports to adults 16 and older experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis; individuals having difficulties coping; and family, caregivers, and friends needing support. 


1-888-811-2222 in Caledon and Dufferin 

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre A grassroots, women and non-binary run collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism. 


Distress Centres

Provides crisis and emotional support and suicide prevention/intervention/postvention services to individuals in our community. 


Gerstein Centre Crisis Line Provides mental health crisis support, strategies for addressing immediate problems and connections to services offering ongoing support. 


Spectra Helpline

Spectra Helpline is a 24/7 Helpline providing confidential crisis and suicide intervention and emotional support. Text and chat options are also available. Multi-lingual helplines are available Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in eight languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.) 


Barbara Schilfer Clinic

Provides free counselling, legal assistance, and interpretation services to women survivors of violence. 



24-hour emergency sexual assault medical services

service address contact
Women’s College Hospital – Mobile Team 76 Grenville Street, Main Floor, Toronto, Acute Ambulatory Care Unit, Room 1256  416-323-6040 

Mount Sinai Hospital

600 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X5 


Toronto General Hospital

200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4 


Toronto Western Hospital

399 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8 


The Michael Garron Hospital (Formerly TEGH)

825 Coxwell Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 3E7 


St. Michael’s Hospital

30 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8 


St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre

30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M6R 1B5 


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 


Scarborough Grace Hospital

3030 Birchmount Road, Scarborough ON 



Non-emergency health and wellness resources

service what they do contact hours available
U of T Health and Wellness Centre

Confidential mental health and physical health services provided by an interdisciplinary team of health professionals. 


9am - 5pm 

ConnexOntario Helpline

Support and treatment services for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs, alcohol and/or mental health. 



LGBTQ Youthline

Confidential, non-judgmental and informed LGBTTQQ2SI peer support. 


4pm - 9.30pm (closed Saturday) 


Housing distress and women's shelters

Service what they do contact hours available
Community Housing Housing emergency support from StudentLife.  416-978-8045 ext. 0 

9am - 5pm 

Campus Police If you do not have a place to stay for the night, and it is after hours, Campus Police can help you.  416-978-2323  24/7
Community Safety Office We offer short-term support and assistance to students, staff, and faculty who have experienced personal safety concerns at work or personal such as violence, bullying and stalking. If you are fleeing a situation, we can help.  416-978-1485  9am - 5pm 
Gerstein Crisis Centre To access short term emergency housing (men and women).


24-hour crisis line 416-929-5200 


Anduhyaun Emergency Women’s Shelter

Anduhyaun Shelter is a Violence against Women (VAW) Emergency Shelter servicing Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal women with or without children fleeing violence. 



North York Women’s Shelter

Emergency Shelter is available to women and trans folks experiencing violence. 



Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

Support and shelter for women and children. 


Nellies Support and shelter for women and children.


Interval House Support and shelter for women and children.


Redwood Shelter Support and shelter for women and children.


Central Family Intake

If you or a family, you know requires shelter call Central Family Intake which is the clearinghouse for family shelter beds in Toronto. They will know if there are openings will contact shelter organizations on your behalf. 

416-397-5637 or 1-877-338-3398 



Non-emergency support services for victims at U of T and wider

service what they do contact
U of T Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre For all U of T services, programs and resources related to sexual violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment.


U of T Health and Wellness Centre

Confidential mental health and physical health services provided by an interdisciplinary team of health professionals. 


Community Safety Office

We offer short-term support and assistance to students, staff, and faculty who have experienced personal safety concerns at work or personal such as violence, bullying and stalking.  


Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office

Provides assistance and manages confidential concerns and complaints of discrimination and/or harassment based on race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship and/or creed. 


Family Care Office

Provides confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for the University of Toronto community and their families. 


Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC)  Supports the University of Toronto graduate community in taking steps to prevent, manage or resolve conflict.  416-978-8920 
Indigenous Student Services  First Nations House provides culturally relevant services to Indigenous students in support of academic success, personal growth and leadership development.  416-978-1893 
Sexual & Gender Diversity Office

Develops partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at the University of Toronto by working towards equity and challenging discrimination. 


Ontario Government resources

Various services available from the Government of Ontario including victim support, family support, domestic violence and more. 


Women's College Hospital

The clinic is located on the first floor in the Acute Ambulatory Care Unit, Room 1256. 



Legal services

service what they do contact
University of Toronto Downtown Legal Services For pro-bono legal advice in Criminal law, Family law, Refugee law, Tenant Housing and University Affairs  416 978-6447 
Ontario Women’s Justice Network The Ontario Women’s Justice Network (OWJN) is METRAC’s legal information website. OWJN tries to help survivors of violence and their supporters better understand legal rights in Ontario.  416-392-3135