On campus resources

Emotional support and psychological services

Name Services offered Contact
First Peoples' House

First Peoples’ House staff are dedicated to supporting all First Nations, Inuit and Métis students at McGill. Students can drop in or make an appointment with the First Peoples’ House Coordinator. First Peoples’ House staff are not trained counsellors but will listen respectfully and without judgment and will follow up with students as they receive appropriate support.

514.398.3217 (Downtown)
3505 Peel street

Drop-in hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday

Student Wellness Hub

The Student Wellness Hub is a renovated space, with increased staff, clinicians and medical professionals, for any and all health and wellness needs that you may have. It is now open and is located on the third, fourth and fifth floors of the Brown Building.

It has consolidated and expanded Health Services, Counselling and Psychiatric Services, so you won’t have to restart if or when you go between units. You also won't have to guess which service is right for you. When making an appointment with a counsellor, you can request your counsellor to be: French-speaking, Indigenous, a particular gender, or to specialize in (i.e. have knowledge of and a background in) LGBTQ+ experiences.

Brown Student Services Building, 3600 McTavish Street, 3rd floor, Montreal, Quebec
Tel: 514.398.6017

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,
Monday to Friday.
Drop-ins being processed at 9 a.m.

McGill Domestic Violence Clinic

Anyone affected by issues related to any form of violence in an intimate relationship and its effects on individuals, their families, and their social networks can access the clinic’s counselling services. Appointments are available by contacting the clinic by phone.

514.398.2686 (Downtown)

Nightline

A confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental listening service, run by McGill students from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily (closed during summer and winter breaks).

514.398.6246

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL)

Volunteer chaplains from a wide variety of faith traditions offer Informal and confidential support for survivors by appointment. MORSL staff and chaplains are not trained counsellors, but they can listen confidentially and compassionately, and can refer students to appropriate on-campus services. Chaplains are especially helpful for students who identify within a particular faith tradition or who wish to take a spiritual approach to establishing recovery and well-being.

514.398.4104

Drop-in hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday

Peer Support Centre

A student-run volunteer organization that provides free, and confidential drop-in space, offering non-judgmental peer support, information, and referrals to all McGill members.

3471 Peel Street 2nd floor

9am - 5pm

Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS)

A student-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. Free services include: a confidential, non-directional phone line (DIAL), drop-in hours, group support, assistance with reporting at McGill, and community outreach.

514.398.8500

840 avenue du Docteur-Penfield
Room 226
Montreal, QC H3A 0G2

The Union For Gender Empowerment (UGE)

A trans-positive, feminist service of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). Everyone is welcome to use their services. They coordinate: an alternative lending library (with over a thousand titles); a co-op stocking pay-what-you-can, ecologically responsible menstrual products, DIY sex toys, safer sex supplies and other gender empowerment items; and a zine library. The UGE also runs trans 101/allyship and anti-oppression workshops for other organizations and projects, and has a resource binder with information about abortion services, counseling and queer/trans-friendly health services in Montreal.

514.398.2569

2075 Robert Bourassa, 5th Floor Room #3

Legal Information Clinic

For issues within the McGill community, Student Advocacy, a proud part of LICM, offers free advice and representation to students accused of a disciplinary offence or students who feel unjustly treated by the University. We help students find formal and informal solutions to their problems.

2075 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal Suite 504 and 504A

514.398.4384

AMURE Counselling Services

For union members who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, or abuse. They can access a licensed counsellor and trauma specialist for 10 sessions, renewable as necessary.

514.237.6643

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

For staff members who are members of the University’s benefits program, Morneau Shepell provides a confidential 24/7 short-term counselling and referral service.

1.844.880.9142

Medical service

Student Wellness Hub 

The Student Wellness Hub is a renovated space, with increased staff, clinicians and medical professionals, for any and all health and wellness needs that you may have. It is now open and is located on the third, fourth and fifth floors of the Brown Building. Meet with a Professional: Doctor/Nurse, Dietitian, Counsellor, Psychiatrist

30-minute drop-ins are available if you do not have a regular counsellor at the Hub and have a single mental health issue that you think could be addressed in 1 session. Drop-ins with a doctor or nurse are available to anyone. They can provide emergency care, prescription renewals, referrals and other services.

All drop-ins begin being processed at 9 a.m. Please come in person to the Wellness Hub. Since drop-ins fill up quickly, it's best to book an appointment if it isn't urgent. Remember to carry your McGill ID and your valid insurance card (or a picture of it on your phone) for every appointment.

Brown Student Services Building, 3600 McTavish Street, 3rd floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G3
Tel: 514.398.6017

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,
Monday to Friday.
Drop-ins being processed at 9 a.m.

Safety and security services

Name Services offered Contact

Drivesafe

A volunteer SSMU service aimed at bringing students home safely. The services operates from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

514.398.8040

McGill Campus Security

McGill Security is responsible for investigating all serious crimes on campus and liaises with police forces conducting investigations that involve McGill University. McGill Security service can also facilitate a disclosure and connect you with the appropriate resources on and off campus to file a report.

514.398.3000 (Downtown)

514.398.7777 (Macdonald Campus)

Office of the Dean of Students

This Office is the main contact for any issue regarding student safety and well-being on both campuses. In the case of sexual harassment, sexual assault and abuse the Dean of Students can authorise emergency safety measures, coordinate conflict resolution/mediation, and can also coordinate access to various university services.

514.398.4990

Walksafe

A volunteer SSMU service that provides free night-time accompaniment for those who feel uncomfortable, or who are unable to walk home alone. The service is available from 9pm to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. 

514.398.2498