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Feeling like you need someone to talk to? Support is offered for a wide range of needs, from your mental health and well-being, to academics, to peer support. Figure out which service best fits your needs - you have options!

If you are in immediate danger (you are either about to seriously hurt yourself or someone else), please call 911. If you are on campus, you can call Campus Security at 514-398-3000, or 514-398-7777 for Macdonald Campus.

On this page: Professional Mental Health Support | Academic Support | Peer Support | Additional Support 

 

Professional Mental Health Support

There are options at McGill to speak to counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, nurses, or crisis centres.

Name Services Offered Location Hours Contact
McGill Counselling Service

The McGill Counselling Service provides both one-on-one and couples counselling in a non-judgemental and confidential manner to individuals dealing with a wide range of:

Psychological and emotional issues, and Academic and vocational challenges

All of their staff are trained and experienced in dealing with the unique difficulties encountered by university students.

Their team consists of psychologists, councillors, and a social worker. They work to help alleviate student distress, promote student self-understanding, and to develop effective solutions to the obstacles impeding growth and success for students.

McGill Counselling Service offers the ability to book appointments, crisis drop-in times, workshops/group therapy, and self-help resources.

Brown Building, 3600 Rue McTavish, suite 4200 M - F: 9 am - 5 pm 514-398-3601

couselling [dot] service [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

McGill Mental Health Service

The focus of Mental Health Service is to enable students to achieve psychological well-being and academic success. Their services provide:

A secure, non-judgmental, and confidential space to pursue your mental health treatment. They treat a variety of mental health difficulties, and for more information on these please visit their website.

Their services are available to all McGill students who have paid the Student Services fee.

They offer both the option for students to make appointments to see one of our psychiatrists, psychologists, or psychotherapists, and we also have urgent care drop-in times.

McGill Mental Health Services also offers an eating disorder program.

Brown Building, 3600 Rue McTavish, suite 5500 (West Wing) M - F: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm 514-398-6019

mentalhealth [dot] stuserv [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

McGill Student Health Service

The Student Health Clinic is staffed with doctors and nurses. Students who have paid the Student Services fee are able to use the clinic.

The clinic provides students with the chance to book appointments for the following:

  • General check-ups
  • Prescription renewals
  • STI testing 
  • PAP smears
  • Referrals
  • Third-party physicals
  • Travel / Immunization shots

There is also an urgent care clinic for those students who need to be seen as soon as possible.

For information about the Student Health Services available at the Macdonald Campus, please consult the following website.

Brown Building, 3600 Rue McTavish, suite 3300 (West Wing)

M - F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

514-398-6017

Appointment Booking

 

Academic Support

Want help in finding a job, managing school and getting support for academic work?

Name Services Location Hours Contact
myAccess/Office for Students with Disabilities

The OSD offers you support if you feel that difficulties and impairments are hindering your academic performance while at McGill, or if you require assistance with access-related issues.

The assistance offered at the OSD targets a wide variety of situations including:

  • Medical diagnoses
  • Mental health issues
  • Long term support for students with learning disabilities, ADD or ADHD, Asperger’s, and autism.

Here is a link to a number of the forms offered by OSD that students might need at some point during their studies to promote a greater degree of accessibility in their educational pursuits.

For more information about contacting OSD, please consult their website.

Redpath Library Building,
Room RS56
3459 rue McTavish
M - F: 9 am - 5 pm 514-398-6009

disabilities [dot] students [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

exams [dot] osd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Exams)

Career and Planning Services (CaPS)

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) assists students in their career development and search for permanent, part-time, and summer jobs, as well as internships.

This is done by providing workshops, individual advising, a comprehensive job posting service, and an extensive Career Resource Centre.

Downtown Campus:

Brown Building,
3600 McTavish, Suite 2200

Macdonald Campus:

Centennial Centre,
21111 Lakeshore Road,
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue

Downtown

M - F: 9 am - 5 pm

Macdonald Campus

M - F: 9 am- 4:30 pm

Downtown

514-398-3304

careers [dot] caps [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Macdonald Campus

514-398-7582

caps [dot] macdonald [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Counselling Service's Academic Success Workshops

McGill Counselling Service offers workshops on:

  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Public speaking
  • Study skills
  • Exam anxiety
  • Overcoming
  • Academic stress
  • How to stay motivated
  • Vocational exploration
    See website for information about registering

 

Peer Support

There are many organizations at McGill where it is possible to talk to your fellow peers. Some are anonymous, some are support groups, find which one is right for you.

Name Services Location Hours Contact
Peer Support Network (PSN)

The Peer Support Network is a group of trained undergraduate and graduate students who provide one-on-one support to all McGill students during weekly drop-in sessions.

Their program aims to provide a safer space for students to share what they are going through and receive confidential and non-judgemental peer-based support, as well as information on resources that may be helpful for your situation.

Brown Building,
3600 McTavish, Suite 2100
T - Th: 5 pm - 7 pm

Website

mcgillpsn [at] gmail [dot] com (Email)

McGill Nightline

Nightline has offered a confidential and anonymous, listening, referral, and chat service for all members of the McGill community for over 20 years.

This means that Nightline’s volunteers are anonymous to all callers, and that callers can be confident any matters discussed will be confined to the nonjudgmental space of the call.

N/A Su - Sa: 6 pm - 3 am

514-398-MAIN (6246)

nightlineexternal [at] gmail [dot] com (Email)

Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students Society (SACOMSS)

SACOMSS is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach-based programs. Shatner (SSMU) Building Basement,
3480 rue McTavish, B-27
TBA

514-398-8500

main [at] sacomss [dot] org (Email)

         
Jack.org Jack.org is a student initiative aiming to provide support and enrichment to those who face hardships, be it mental health issues, life crises, or relationship problems.
Their dedicated team seeks to bring together mental health and well-being resources to provide an easy and unified network for individuals to access, all the while providing useful workshops to teach skills such as relationship-building, decision making and leadership in everyday life
TBA TBA Facebook

 

Additional Support

  Services Location Hours Contact
McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL)

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is dedicated to raising religious literacy and enhancing spiritual wellness at McGill.

They are a student service you can turn to whether you want to connect with others who share your own religious roots or explore new and diverse religious and philosophical frameworks.

They have a team of inter-faith chaplains, who are available by appointment, and who host a wide variety of events.

Chaplains are also available for those who might be seeking a listening ear from within particular traditions, and are sworn to confidentiality.

MORSL offers various spiritual, interfaith, and wellness-related programs to enhance your campus experience. 

Suite 2100, Brown Student Services Building,
3600 McTavish Street

M - F: 9 am - 4:30 pm

514-398-4104

morsl [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Social Equity & Diversity in Education Office (SEDE)

The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office provides information, education and training to all areas of the University in order to cultivate a respectful, diverse and supportive campus.

Through innovative practices, strategic partnerships and capacity building, they promote the development of inclusive, sustainable, and equitable environments within our communities. By connecting with local and regional organizations, SEDE also provides McGill's students and staff with community-based learning experiences that foster leadership, encourage civic engagement, and promote a deeper understanding of diversity. At the same time, via outreach initiatives,

SEDE seeks to further McGill's stated objective of increasing and improving access for underrepresented groups.

3610 McTavish, Suites 11 & 12 TBA

514-398-2039

equity [dot] diversity [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) supports the growth, progress, and success of international students at McGill, and aims to ease their transition to a new school, a new home and a new country.

The ISS is able to provide resources on the following: 

- And many others!

Brown Student Services Building
3600 McTavish Street, Suite 4400

M - Th: 9 am -12 pm, 1:30 pm - 5 pm

 

514-398-4349

international [dot] students [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

international [dot] health [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Health Insurance)

international [dot] buddy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Buddy Program)

First People's House

The First Peoples’ House, strives to provide a “home away from home” for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students at McGill University.

They provide a space where students can find academic support and stay connected to Indigenous culture.

Playing many roles, including those of residence, gathering place and resource centre, it is first and foremost a community.

They aim to support students starting from their first arrival on campus, with orientation events to introduce them to student life at McGill.

Throughout the school year, the hold a variety of events, including our annual Pow-Wow, community dinners, social activities, weekly soup and bannock lunches, and a series of guest speakers.

Temporary address during renovations: 

3641 University Street

M - F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

514-398-3217

firstpeopleshouse [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Scholarships & Student (Financial) Aid

Financial wellness is the ability to manage your financial resources successfully. It involves not living beyond your means, budgeting effectively, and creating short and long-term goals to save, invest, and plan for the future.

The Scholarship and Student Aid Office offers advice on funding options, budgeting and debt management. They also disburse all provincial, federal and US government student aid funding, and help with government aid information and documentation.  If you are full-time degree student experiencing financial difficulties, you can also apply for McGill Financial Aid which offers bursaries, interest-free loans and the opportunity to participate in the Work Study program.

Finally, SSAO directly collaborated with students to create The Frugal Scholar Money Management Program, which is a comprehensive program designed to help students budget effectively and graduate with manageable debt.

Brown Student Services Building,
3600 McTavish Street,
Suite 3200

M - F: 10 am - 4:30 pm

See website for contact information.
Legal Information Clinic

The Legal Information Clinic at McGill is a non-profit, student-run, bilingual and free legal information service.

Their mandate is to provide legal information, referral and community services to the McGill and Montreal communities, with a continuing commitment to meeting the needs of marginalized groups.

Their volunteers do not provide legal advice; they only provide information.

The Legal Information Clinic also provides a student advocacy program

SSMU Building, Ground Floor, 
3480 McTavish St

Clinic & Advocacy 

M - F:  9 am - 5 pm

Legal Question: 514-398-6792

Student Advocacy: 514-398-4384

Office of the Dean of Students

The Dean and Associate Dean of Students, as well as the staff in the Office of the Dean of Students, are ready and willing to offer students assistance during their years at McGill, whether it is answering questions or providing advice and referrals to the appropriate individual or office on campus.

They work closely with student associations and student affairs offices of faculties on both campuses, providing liaison between students and other sectors of the university.

The Dean of Students, as part of a senior collaborative team responsible for the quality of student life on campus, is committed to promoting your success in academic and personal areas.

The following are all overseen by the Office for the Dean of Students in order to ensure that procedures, policies and services support and enhance every student's university experience:

  • Student rights and responsibilities 
  • Academic integrity 
  • Academic advising 
  • The student disciplinary process 
  • Student recognition  

Brown Student Services Building, 3600 McTavish Street, Suite 4100

M - F: 9 am - 5 pm

514-398-4990

deanofstudents [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)