Student Wellness

It can be challenging to find time between school and all your other obligations to take a moment to take care of yourself. The resources below aim help you achieve wellness in the different aspects of your life, or discover ways you can find balance.

  • Wellness WheelMcGill's Student Wellness Hub is your one-stop shop for all of your emotional, physical, mental, and wellness-related needs. If you are unsure what sort of care you need, you can book an appointment with an Access Advisor, who will guide you towards the right resources. Because of the pandemic, the Student Wellness Hub is currently offering limited in-person appointments on Mondays and Thursdays. You will first need complete a virtual appointment to come in person (there are no drop-ins). Call 514-398-6017 for more information, or visit mcgill.ca/wellness-hub/.
  • Shrabani Debroy (shrabani.debroy [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3424) and Heleen Loohuis (heleen.loohuis [at] mcgill.ca) are the Faculty of Law's Local Wellness Advisors (LWAs). They offer wellness-related programming, and provide one-on-one, single-session consultations to Law students. To take an appointment with Shrabani or Heleen, use their Microsoft Booking form.
  • Orlando Da Silva is our Wellness Mentor for fall 2020. While he was President of the Ontario Bar Association, Da Silva made raising awareness about mental health problems in the legal profession his top priority. For this fall term, he is offering to mentor students on a pro bono basis for three 30-minute sessions each month. Orlando da Silva, LSM, is the Chief Administrator and CEO of the Administrative Tribunal Support Services of Canada (ATSSC). Email sao.law [at] mcgill.ca to request his contact information.

More resources

Peer Support Centre at McGill

The Peer Support Centre is free, confidential, drop-in space offering peer support, information and referrals to the McGill community.

Website: psc.ssmu.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/peersupportmcgill

McGill Law Peer2Peer

Peer2Peer is a peer support service by and for McGill Law students. Trained peer supporters are available to meet with students looking for someone to talk to about their mental health or wellbeing who understands the challenges students can face when pursuing a law degree at McGill. All meetings are confidential and you can request to meet with a peer by emailing law.peer2peer [at] gmail.com.

McGill Students’ Nightline

Tel.: 514-398-6246

McGill Students’ Nightline (514-398-6246) is a confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental listening service, run by McGill students, providing the community with a variety of support. This includes anything from information to crisis management and referrals.

Why contact them? They are:

  • An information and referral service
  • An active listening service
  • Trained extensively in crisis management

Open 7 days a week, 6pm-3am during the Fall and Winter semesters.

Website: ssmu.ca/student-life/clubs-services-isg/#mcgill-students-nightline

Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society

Tel.: 514- 398-8500

The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach.

Their services include Drop-In and Line (DIAL), Support Groups, Advocacy, and Outreach. Additionally, they offer sexual assault sensitivity training to McGill and Montreal groups, provide information and referrals, and organize events to raise awareness about sexual assault.

Website: www.sacomss.org.

CBA: Mental Health and Wellness in the Legal Profession

The Canadian Bar Association has developed Mental Health and Wellness in the Legal Profession, an online educational program that gives law students, lawyers and judges information about mental health and addiction issues, their causes and symptoms, as well as prevention and treatment options.

Le cours en ligne confidentiel, offre également un soutien et des ressources pour le rétablissement et pour le maintien du bien-être. Il aborde, par ailleurs, la question de la stigmatisation dans le contexte de la profession juridique ainsi que les façons de composer avec celle-ci.

Website: www.cba.org/wellness

Religious and Spiritual Life

McGill's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL) offers various spiritual, interfaith, and wellness-related programs to enhance your campus experience. They hire several Work Study students each semester and have tons of volunteer opportunities as well.

Website: www.mcgill.ca/morsl

McGill Athletics and Recreation

McGill Athletics and Recreation offers a multitude of ways to get physically active! Consider joining a varsity sports teams (football, soccer, basketball, ice hockey, swimming, etc.) or enjoying some recreational exercise activities (dance, aquatics, yoga, pilates, spin, etc.).

McGill Law Students’ Yoga Club

The McGill Law Students’ Yoga Club offers two free classes each week to McGill Law students here at the Faculty.

Qu’importe votre niveau, le Club de Yoga des étudiant(e)s en droit de McGill est pour tous ceux et celles qui souhaitent faire du yoga en toute simplicité et dans le respect mutuel. Namaste!

Student Clubs & Services

Want to meet new people or get more involved in the McGill community? Join a student club or independent student group!

Students' Society of McGill University

Every undergraduate student at McGill is a member of the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU). SSMU is the central undergraduate student union and speak out for their constituents and advocate for their interests. They also provide countless opportunities for students through their clubs, services, committees, and volunteer and employment opportunities.

SKILLS21

SKILLS21 is an skills development program for McGill undergraduate students. Providing workshops offered by a wide range of McGill units, SKILLS21 will help you gain the skills you need to reach your full potential at McGill and beyond!

By participating in SKILLS21, you can:

  • Gain the skills you need to help you achieve academic, career, and personal success.
  • Build connections with your fellow students, staff, and faculty.
  • Track your progress in your skill-building journey on myInvolvement.
  • Demonstrate your participation, as workshop attendance and stream completion are recognized on your co-curricular record.

Registration is open in September and January. For more information and to register, please visit the SKILLS21 website.

Campus Life & Engagement Office Workshops

Check out Campus Life & Engagement Office's Mini Workshops (55 minutes) to explore central components of personal development and leadership capacity-building! Workshops include:

  • Personal Visioning and Goal Setting
  • What is “Leadership"?
  • Getting Involved at McGill: Exploring Leadership
  • Global Leadership and Intercultural Consciousness

Student Media

Interested in journalism and want to dip your toes in some media? Find out about the print, radio, and TV opportunities on campus on Engage McGill!

SSMU Advocacy

SSMU has a long list of committees that seek general members. Join an SSMU committee!

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