If you’re a faculty or staff member interested in supporting student wellbeing, there are many initiatives you can get involved in on campus.
We aim to provide you with an ever-growing database of resources to facilitate your role of connecting students to the support they need.
If you'd like to access care, regular staff members have the Employee and Family Assistance Program for free counselling.
If you'd like to learn more about helping students in difficulty, the Dean's Office has additional resources.
As a faculty member, you have a crucial role to play in spreading awareness of the resources available to students. We invite all faculty members to include a brief health and wellness statement on their syllabi, such as:
Virtual, On-Demand Support
Student well-being is a priority for the University. All of our health and wellness resources have been integrated into the Student Wellness Hub. Our virtual resources include:
- @HealthierMcGill: Students and faculty can follow @HealthierMcGill on Facebook and Instagram to join an online health and wellness community of McGill students! Content is created by McGill subject matter experts to include evidence-based psychology infographics, videos, online wellness forums, Hub services information, and sign-ups for upcoming events. Following this account is a great way for students to begin their journey at McGill by to building community and highlighting wellness supports!
- Self-Directed Care Resources: Students can visit our Self-Directed Care Page for meditation audio and on-demand wellness videos.
We've created a detailed list of virtual and in-person active listening resources available to the McGill community. You can view the list here (please note that the first page is in French and the second page is in English).
In collaboration with Teaching and Learning Services and Dr. Nancy Heath in the Faculty of Education, we have created a list of tips to support instructors in enhancing student wellness. You can use this resource for recommendations on simple tips for creating connections, increasing wellness, and sharing resources within your class.
In collaboration with Dr. Nancy Heath in the Faculty of Education, we have highlighted evidence-based strategies to help students regulate emotions during difficult times and protect against the harmful effects of stress.
If you need help supporting your students, or want to refer them to keep.meSAFE's 24/7 counselling support, this program reference guide walks you through the types of support available and how best to access them.
Effective strategies for encouraging students' mental and physical wellness.