Student Wellness

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Student Wellness Hub

The Student Wellness Hub provides a range of health services to support student's physical and mental health with a focus on awareness, prevention, and early intervention. Connect to help and get information through our Student Wellness Hub website, including information about extensive program and support offerings, and an off-campus Health and Wellness Resource Map.

On-campus support

  • See an Access Advisor: Access Advisors are part of our Student Wellness Hub mental health team. They have schedules that open up every 72hrs for the next 72hrs.
  • See a counsellor: To book with a counsellor, call 514-398-6017. Counsellors are mental health professionals who can help you reach your mental health and wellness goals, or help you connect with a resource in the community.
  • Local Wellness Advisors: If you are a student living in residence you can book with the Local Wellness Advisor for Residences. If you are an international student, you can book with the LWA for International Students. Additionally, there is a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) LWA, should you be a BIPOC student, and a 2SLGBTQIA+ LWA for students who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+. If you are a graduate student, you can book with the Grad LWA.

Off-campus care

  • Telehealth: Telehealth services offer both real-time crisis support and on-going care from the same primary practitioner. The services include Keep.meSAFE. To access this service, download the MySSP app or call 1.844.451.9700
    • Available 24/7, worldwide and free for all current students and recent graduates
    • Counsellors are available in more than 60 languages, and the platform has five languages that are always available: English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese
    • A large, diverse pool of counsellors means you can request someone who understands your unique community (including 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, immigrant communities, international students, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and more)

Peer support

Peer supporters are trained to listen to your concerns confidentially. Options include:

If you feel that you or someone close to you is in imminent danger, please dial 9-1-1.

If you have any questions pertaining to the services offered through the Student Wellness Hub, please contact 514-398-6017. If you are concerned about a McGill student, please reach out to the casemanager [at] (Office of the Dean of Students.) Should you have difficulty seeking help, please contact your program office.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Desautels

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Desautels

Developing a respectful, diverse and inclusive culture is key to ensuring everyone who passes through our doors feels safe, welcome, valued and heard. At the Desautels Faculty of Management, we are committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion to better serve our community. For information about accessing support, visit Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Conflict Resolution Options for Students.

Graduate Student Peer Support Initiative

PGSS Graduate Student Peer Support Initiative 

As of October 2019, the PGSS launched its brand-new Graduate Student Peer Support Initiative to improve the well-being of graduate students and reduce the stigma around mental health.

This program is a free active-listening service that will match students with a trained peer. Once matched, the graduate student will be able to meet this peer one-to-one and discuss any issue in confidence. Students can seek support by filling out an online form. The peer support coordinator will be in touch within 48 hours.

PGSS members also have access to the e-mental health service EmpowerMe. Students can seek support through EmpowerMe for a variety of issues, including those related to academia, adjustment to the post-secondary school setting, anxiety, bullying, career development, crisis, dependent care, depression, discrimination, drugs, alcohol, gambling, smoking, financial matters, grief and bereavement, harassment, home and family stress, medical health and resource referral, nutrition, school stress, sexual issues, and trauma.

Graduate students can visit the StudentCare website for more information about EmpowerMe. For all other information regarding health resources available for PGSS members, students can visit the PGSS Health and Wellness Committee page.

NOTE: PGSS peer support is meant to provide support for those in need but cannot provide students with advice. If students are in need of urgent professional care, a list of resources is available through the Wellness Hub.

For more info contact: mcgillgraduateps [at]

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