Student Services is here for you!

McGill offers a wide variety of services to support student success and well-being. Due to the COVID-19 alert level in Montreal, some of our services will return to remote delivery until further notice. For details, click visit the "How to Access Student Services" page. In all cases, access is by appointment only, so please contact us for an appointment.

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Remote and In-Person Workshops & Groups



These groups and workshops will give you tools to support your well-being and connect you to peers, no matter where you are this Fall. And don't forget to check out our On-Demand Programming, which is pre-recorded and available to watch whenever it suits you best!

You must consult with a clinician (mental health professional, nurse, medical doctor, Access Advisor, LWA, etc.) to register for group therapy.

Group Therapy is available on a limited basis during the COVID-19 closures. You can be referred to group therapy through a healthcare professional. To learn more about setting up an appointment with a healthcare professional, please visit the Access Virtual Services page.

 

Spring & Summer 2021  

Active Listening

Interested in improving your communication skills? Join us for this workshop to develop an understanding of what active listening consists of and how it can be practiced. This workshop will focus on defining what active listening is and isn't, explaining why active listening is both important and useful, and practicing active listening.

Please register 24 hours prior to the start time of the group to receive the invitation to the online meeting.

You will receive the invitation to the online meeting 10-15 minutes before the start of the workshop.

Facilitators: Jos Porter & Bianca Brunetti

Thursday, May 13 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Online Workshop Regist

Art Hive @ Home

Join our Art-Making Community!

No art background required.

The Art Hive @ Home initiative brings the liveliness of our communal Art Hive space into the comfort of your home. Sign up to participate in our upcoming Art Hive @ Home open studio, taking place on

Tuesdays  -  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via MS Teams

Please register 2 hours prior to the start of the workshop in order to receive your invitation to the online meeting.

* The McGill Art Hive is a space in the Student Wellness Hub for making art and community. We offer creative experiences to foster a sense of togetherness along with individual well-being. Participation requires no art background or experience.

Facilitator: Dr. Maria Ezcurra

maria.ezcurralucotti [at] mcgill.ca

Schedule & Registration

Tuesday, May 4

Tuesday, May 11

Tuesday, May 18

Tuesday, May 25

Tuesday, June 1

Tuesday, June 8

Tuesday, June 15

Tuesday, June 22

Tuesday, June 29

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Online Workshop

Online Workshop

Online Workshop

Online Workshop

Online Workshop

Online Workshop

Online Workshop

Online Workshop

Online Workshop

Register

Register

Register

Register

Register

Register

Register

Register

Register

CBT for Anxiety & Depression: The Basic Skills

This 90 minute workshop will introduce students to a variety of cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to help manage anxiety and mood, including strategies for relaxation, managing stress, and achieving more balanced thinking. 

Please register 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop to receive the invitation to the online meeting.

Facilitators: Helen Costin, Susan Oliver, Marilyn Payne & Rowena Pillay

Schedule & Registration

Tuesday, May 11

Thursday, June 10

Friday, July 16

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Online Workshop

Online Workshop

Online Workshop

Register

Register

Register

Managing Stress in Uncertain Times

Do you have difficulty coping in these uncertain times? Feel you lack a sense of personal control in your life? Do you struggle? In this workshop you will learn coping skills and mindfulness to help you manage anxiety and stress.

Please register 24 hours prior to the start time of the group to receive the invitation to the online meeting.

Facilitators: Heleen Loohuis & Shannon Walsh

Wednesday, May 19 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Online Workshop Register

PhD Support Group

Do you find it challenging to balance life and academics? Do you feel disconnected from others in your program? Do you sometimes struggle to retain your focus and direction? Join our group for ideas, encouragement, motivation and a sense of connectedness. Students may attend one or all sessions.  Please register at least 1 hour prior to the start of a session in order to receive the invitation for the online meeting.

Facilitators: Devon Simpson & Shannon Walsh

Schedule & Registration

Every other Tuesday: May 4, 18, June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27, Aug. 10 & 24 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Online Meeting Register

Skills for Assertiveness

Do you find yourself saying yes to requests that you should really say no to? Do you have difficulty accepting constructive criticism? Do you have problems asking for what you want? Come and learn how to be assertive!

Note that this is a 2 session workshop. ​Please plan on attending both sessions on June 15 & 22.

Please register 24 hours prior to the start time of the group to receive the invitation to the online meeting.

Facilitator: Dr. Calli Armstrong

Tuesday, June 15 & 22 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Online Workshop Register

Skills For Strategic Procrastination

Having difficulty getting started? Do you find yourself putting off tasks? Join this workshop to (1) develop an awareness of what is procrastination and how you procrastinate, (2) identify how procrastination works, and (3) discuss how to change "procrastination to "doing."

Please register 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop to receive the invitation to the online meeting.

Facilitators: Samara Yesovitch & Devon Simpson

Monday, May 17 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Online Workshop Register

Therapy Groups

Mindfulness & Self Compassion

Mindfulness and self-compassion focus on accepting our experiences and being kind to ourselves, especially when we are feeling down or stressed. Research has supported that mindfulness and self-compassion can be incredibly effective in moderating stress and anxiety. This 4 session group is intended for students who are thinking about slowing down and being less anxious- but do not know how to!

Facilitator: Helen Costin

Thursday, May 6, 13, 20, 27 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Online Group See above how to get a referral

CBT for Anxiety & Depression

This 4 session group will introduce participants to a variety of cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to help manage anxiety and depression, including strategies for relaxation, improving mood, managing stress, and achieving more balanced thinking. (2 series being offered)

Facilitators: Julie Champagne, Nauveen Dubash, Helen Costin & Rowena Pillay

Tuesday, June 1, 8, 15, 22

Monday, June 21, 28, July 5, 12

1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Online Group

Online Group

See above how to get a referral

See above how to get a referral


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