Local Wellness Advisor (LWAs) are trained mental health clinicians embedded within faculties and services to orient and connect you with the appropriate support resource - on-campus or off-campus - for your unique situation. With similar educational backgrounds to counsellors, LWAs also facilitate wellness programming tailored to your faculty or identified community and work with departments on wellness awareness, prevention and early intervention. Local Wellness Advisors each offer targeted mental health workshops, wellness outreach through our social media channels, as well as one-on-one appointments.
Students in the Faculty of Education can book an appointment with any number of Wellness Advisors:
- Local Wellness Advisor: Faculty of Education (for undergraduate and graduate students in Education)
- Local Wellness Advisor: Graduate & Postdoctoral Students (GPS) (for master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral students in Education)
- Community-based Wellness Advisor (e.g. for 2S&LGBTQIA+, BI & POC, Residences, International, Varsity students)
- Access Advisor in the Wellness Hub
The Student Wellness Hub can help you build and strengthen your wellness toolkit. Their On Demand Workshops are pre-recorded workshops available 24/7 so as that you can build wellness skills and strategies no matter when, no matter where. Their BEAR Series support you with building, enhancing, and achieving resilience in themed videos.
Self-care is an everyday task, but sometimes it can be daunting to know where to start. We've got information on warning signs to look out for, tips to manage your mental health, online resources, and more.
Allows students to connect with qualified counsellors for a variety of issues. Students are entitled to sessions delivered in person (note: subject to availability due to covid-19), by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling. KeepMeSafe is available 24/7, 365 days per year, is free, confidential, multilingual, culturally-sensitive, gender-inclusive, and faith-inclusive.
Contact KeepMeSafe: 1-844-451-9700 or download the MySSP app
TAO can provide resources and tools to promote healthy coping skills. As a TAO participant, each week students will watch short videos and complete skill-building exercises. TAO is tailored to fit their schedule and needs. The exercises can be completed through a smartphone, tablet, or computer and the online programs are accessible 24/7.
Vent over Tea is a free active listening service that takes place in local cafes. Book a Vent Session today and meet up with a listener in your favourite cafe to talk about whatever you like!
The McGill Student Wellness Hub, is our students' go to for accessing basic physical and mental health services. Our team includes doctors (general practitioners), nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers, and dietitians, as well health promotion and outreach staff.