Student Wellness

Law students have interests and responsibilities outside of the walls of Chancellor Day Hall. This section of our website aims to help you balance your academic self with the other aspects of your life:

Student Life & Learning 1L and 2L Series

Healthy Body & Mind

Financial Wellbeing

JustBalance

 

Academic Advising and Support

Substance Misuse

Volunteering

Students with Dependants

Mentorship Program

myAccess/Office for Students with Disabilities

To learn more about wellness, have a look at the Wellness @ McGill website.

For more information about other services available to students, please see below:

Student Support Services

myAccess/Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

The myAccess services, offered by the OSD, will be the unit which provides support if you feel that difficulties and impairments are hindering your academic performance while at McGill or if you require assistance with access. You should contact myAccess regardless of whether the difficulties you are experiencing are permanent or temporary, and we provide assistance to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The assistance offered through myAccess targets a wide variety of situations, from medical diagnoses to mental health issues and anxiety disorders, and also includes long term support to accompany students with Learning Disabilities, ADD or ADHD, Asperger’s and autism.

You should contact myAccess even if you are being followed by a medical, mental health or counseling unit, as the unit will be able to guide you in reducing the impact your diagnosis may have on your performance, attendance or learning. The help available can be individual or offered through groups, depending on your needs and preferences.

The first step is to contact the myAccess office on (514) 398 6009 or to email disabilities.students [at] mcgill.ca and an advisor will be able to meet you, either face to face or virtually, to explain how our office functions, describe what services are available to you and refer you to other resources if necessary.

  • Complementary Resources
  • Workshops (Work Hard & Play Hard, How do I Learn Best, Create Your Own Toolbox - Managing Academic Stress, and more)
  • Advocacy
  • Mentoring
  • Learning Resources (Time Management, Goal-Setting, Reading and Writing, Stress Management Skills, Learning Styles, Test-Taking)
  • Access Technology
  • Study Partner Program
  • Scholarships
  • Government Funding

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/osd/

Counselling Service

From first-year through graduate school, university students often find themselves challenged by a wide variety of stressors - both personal and academic. Whether providing assistance during a crisis, teaching relaxation techniques, or discussing a failed exam or broken heart, the McGill Counselling Service is there to help. They work to provide students with effective therapy, knowledgeable support, and the opportunity to develop the skills they need to be successful in both school and life.

  • Counselling Sessions
  • Vocational Counselling and Testing
  • Crisis Support
  • Groups and Workshops
  • Letters of Support
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • McGill Substance Misuse Program (MSMP)
  • PRIDE Counselling Team

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/counselling/

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides McGill students with quality, comprehensive health care in a convenient campus location. Their services are specifically geared towards the unique health needs of students, and are delivered by caregivers sensitive to – and experienced with – their particular health concerns. Explore their site to find out more about what they offer.

  • See a Doctor
  • See a Dentist
  • Immunization
  • Medical Notes & Records
  • Health Coverage

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/studenthealth/

Mental Health Service

The focus at the Mental Health Service is to enable you to achieve psychological well-being and academic success. They provide a secure, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to pursue your mental health treatment. Their clinic consists of a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists whom are all available by appointment. Please note that for an appointment with a psychiatrist, you will first need a referral by a physician.

The clinic can be used by all registered McGill students who have paid the Student Services fee. This fee is automatically charged on the account of all students except those registered in Continuing Studies. In order to use the clinic, this groups must present proof that they have paid the fee. The clinic can not be used by Blue Cross dependents, McGill staff or research trainees.

  • See a Psychiatrist, Psychologist and/or Psychotherapist
  • Urgent care - Drop-in
  • Eating Disorder Program
  • Information about Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Addiction, Attention and Treatment

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/mentalhealth/

Scholarships and Student Aid

On the Scholarships and Student Aid website, you'll find all the resources and advice you need to help pay for university, from step-by-step guides on how to apply for funding to information on how to budget effectively. Not sure where to start? You can browse their top menu bar or click on their directory drop down list for personalized services, scholarships and financial aid opportunities available to you!

• McGill Scholarships & Aid
• Government Aid
• Work Study
• Other Funding
• Budgeting

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/

Tutorial Service

Whether you are having difficulty in a given subject, require assistance preparing for exams, or need a paper proof-read, our qualified tutors are here to help. The Tutorial Service is a peer tutoring service that matches your request for academic assistance with a qualified student selected from our bank of private tutors. Their mission is to serve as a resource for McGill students hoping to reinforce classroom learning and strengthen their academic performance.

• Get matched with a tutor
• Free tutoring opportunities
• Free open tutoring sessions

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/tutoring/

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

MORSL offers various spiritual, interfaith, and wellness-related programs to enhance your campus experience. They also hire several Work Study students each semester and have tons of volunteer opportunities as well.

  • Student-run Spirituality 'zine, Radix. A theme-based publication from different spiritual, philosophical and religious perspectives.
  • "Mondays at MORSL!" - relaxing and uplifting Monday-night events (from yoga to movie nights to art therapy workshops).
  • Religious support for students through our team of multi-faith chaplains.
  • "My Neighbour's Faith" visits to places of meeting and worship.
  • Weekly Zen Practice.
  • Regular faith-based groups (such as Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Rad Christians, Universalist Unitarian meetings, Quaker-style meditations, and more).
  • Volunteer opportunities: Directly with seniors through Yellow Door, with children through MSPN, and indirectly through contact with Chaplains and their communities.
  • Drop-in yoga on Friday afternoons (please bring $5 for the instructor and bring your own mug for tea - some yoga mats provided).

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/morsl/

First Peoples' House

The First Peoples’ House offers a multitude of services for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students. They provide the following:

  • On-campus lodging for students, with priority for those who identify themselves as being of Indigenous descent on the Residence Application Form.
  • Their re-furnished lounge provides a comfortable place for students to decompress in between classes, mingle with their peers, enjoy a cup of coffee, browse the web, or read a book.
  • They serve a soup and bannock lunch every Wednesday and all are welcome to attend!
  • For students who want to stay connected to the Indigenous community and to ceremony, they regularly receive visits from Elders who are available to talk with students and staff, smudge and host traditional talking circles.
  • They work with various organizations to host guest lectures, where speakers from all walks of life discuss issues relevant to Indigenous students.
  • They organize a Pow-Wow every year on McGill’s Lower Field!
  • They act as a support network throughout your studies at McGill. There are many ways to find support or get involved and at the end of your degree, they’ll be proud to give you one of their ceremonial scarves to honour your success.

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/fph/home-page

Campus Life & Engagement

Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E) is a member of Student Services and supports students at the different stages in their life at McGill. By collaborating with various University departments and student groups, we act as your go-to hub for connecting you to the resources and opportunities that will help you make the most of your time at McGill. Whether you are a new or returning student at McGill, you can depend on CL&E as a source for helping you navigate the University, connect to meaningful opportunities, and develop your interests and skills. When it comes to your time at McGill, your success is our success! Some examples of the services, programs and resources that the CL&E provides or (co-)coordinates for students includes, but is not limited to: Discover McGill; Engage McGill; Emerging Leaders Mini-Conference and Mini-Workshops, volunteer opportunities, and much more! Check their website for a full listing of their services, programs and resources.

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/cle/

McGill Writing Centre

Refine your academic writing skills or learn to write for a specific professional audience with courses offered by the McGill Writing Centre (MWC). As a student in one of the MWC’s courses or workshops, you'll learn essential skills, strategies, and techniques that will help you to succeed both at university and in any number of professions.

•Specialized Writing Courses
•Tutorial Service
•Tips to Improve Academic Writing Skills

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/mwc/

International Student Services

ISS workshops & webinars are available to degree, exchange, visiting & special students, post doctoral fellows, and other students who pay Student Services fees. The office provides information about:

  • Immigration Documents
  • Arriving by plane, train or car
  • Health Insurance
  • Scholarships & financial aid
  • Bringing Family
  • Academic Advising & Course registration
  • Residences & Housing
  • About Montreal
  • On-campus jobs
  • The Buddy Program
  • Arrival & Orientation

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents/