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

Schedule & Registration

Thursday, May 13

Tuesday, June 15

Monday, July 12

Wednesday, August 11

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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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

Tuesday, July 6

Tuesday, July 13

Tuesday, July 20

Tuesday, July 27

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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 & Nadja Grabovari

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.

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Distress Tolerance

Distress tolerance is a core skill that is useful in times of crisis. This 2-session workshop will teach you concrete skills such as radical acceptance, improving the moment, and self-soothing to better cope in challenging / stressful situations.  Please plan on attending both sessions July 21 & 28.

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

Facilitators: Julie Champagne & Maga-Li Monteilhet-Labossiere

Schedule & Registration

Wednesday, July 21 & 28 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Online Workshop Register

Emotion Regulation

The goal of an emotion regulation workshop is to help participants develop and improve emotion regulation. By engaging in this two- session workshop, participants may: develop emotional awareness, develop understanding of negative emotions, learn to accept negative emotions, learn new strategies to lessen the intensity and duration of emotional responses, and learn to increase positive emotions and engage in activities that bring joy and satisfaction.  Please plan on attending both sessions on August 12 & 19.

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

Facilitator: Branko Kajzer & Monique Van Gaal

Schedule & Registration

Thursday, August 12 & 19 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Online Workshop Register

HPV Information Session

Do you want to learn more about HPV and how to protect yourself? The Healthy Living Annex will be holding a Virtual HPV info session with nurses to discuss HPV and immunization options available. The event is open to all students who are eligible to use Student Services.

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

Schedule & Registration

Tuesday, July 13 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Online Workshop 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

Schedule & Registration

Monday, June 28

Wednesday, July 21

Thursday, August 12

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

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Management

Interested in learning about how to practice mindfulness? Join this 2 session workshop to develop an understanding of mindfulness and how you can use it to manage stress and ultimately enhance performance in your personal and professional lives. This workshop will focus on defining the construct of mindfulness, explaining how mindfulness can be used to manage stress, as well as practicing mindfulness-based activities. No mindfulness experience required! Please plan on attending both sessions on July 7 & 14.

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

Facilitators: Maya Michel & Susan Oliver

Schedule & Registration

Wednesday July 7 & 14 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Online Workshop Register

Pandemic Drop-in Support

 Has your mental health been impacted by the pandemic? Are you struggling with grief, anxiety, and/or distress related to COVID-19? You’re not alone. This online support circle is an opportunity to come together and share what you’ve been going through. Open to all McGill students, regardless of current location. Participants are welcome to attend any or all sessions (offered biweekly). 

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

Facilitators: Shannon Walsh & Jos Porter

Schedule & Registration

Tuesday, June 8

Tuesday, June 22

Tuesday, July 6

Tuesday, July 20

Tuesday, August 3

Tuesday, August 10

Tuesday, August 17

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Tuesday, August 31

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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

The Science of Happiness

Do you want to learn ways to become a happier person?

Come learn about the science of happiness and discover how you can cultivate a positive mindset by taking in the good.

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

Facilitators: Sabrina Bruno & Shrabani Debroy

Schedule & Registration

Thursday, June 3

Tuesday, August 3

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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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

Schedule & Registration

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

Skills for Managing Test Anxiety

Interested in learning how to cope more effectively with the stress and anxiety of tests? Join this workshop to acquire the skills to better manage test anxiety and feel comfortable utilizing these skills when needed. This workshop will focus on recognizing signs of test anxiety, applying techniques to manage test anxiety, and identifying steps you can take before, during, and after tests to reduce anxiety.

Please register 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop.

Facilitators: Jennifer Mosher & Melissa Cobbler

Schedule & Registration

Tuesday, June 22

Thursday, July 22

Wednesday, August 18

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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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

Schedule & Registration

Thursday, June 17

Monday, July 26

Thursday, August 19

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Turning Failure into Success

Interested in learning how to turn failure into success? This workshop will focus on defining failure, describing resilience, grit, and its connection to emotional well-being, and identifying practical steps to build resilience, cope with failure, and create change!

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

Schedule & Registration

Thursday, June 10

Thursday, August 5

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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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

Schedule & Registration

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

Schedule & Registration

Tuesday, June 8, 15, 22, 29

Monday, June 21, 28, July 5, 12

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

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

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See above how to get a referral

See above how to get a referral

Therapeutic Yoga for Anxiety, Stress & Symptoms of Trauma

This group will be an opportunity to heal the body from symptoms related to trauma, stress, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yoga is an effective tool to actively reconnect to the body, safely tune in to the mind, and transform disruptive patterns. This unique therapeutic program will integrate gentle yoga postures, breath work, meditation, open conversation and psycho-education about the effects of trauma and stress on the body.

Facilitator: Mira Rozenberg

Schedule & Registration

Tuesday, June 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Online Group See above how to get a referral


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