24/7 Care

If you or someone else needs emergency health care or you are at risk of harming yourself or others, please call 911.

For an emergency requiring ambulance, fire or police, call 911. Then, call Security Services who will coordinate with emergency responders. Downtown: 514 398 3000/ Mac Campus: 514 398 7777.

Are you a family member, staff, or friend concerned about a student at McGill? Please contact the Office of the Dean of Students by emailing casemanager [at] mcgill.ca

Urgent Care & Crisis

Info-Santé/Social Call 811 from any phone in Quebec to speak to a nurse or social worker 24/7

CPS Montreal (Centre de prevention du suicide Montreal) formerly Suicide Action Montreal

1-866-277-3553 (phone)


Talk Suicide (formerly Canada Suicide Prevention Service)

Chat services

1-833-456-4566 (phone)

45645 (text)

24/7 (phone)

4 p.m. to midnight every day (text)

TRACOM Centre for Crisis Intervention  514-483-3033 (phone) 24/7
Wellness Together Canada

If in distress:

Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741

Youth: Text WELLNESS to 686868

Frontline Workers: Text FRONTLINE to 741741

Get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional.


Tel-Aide Montreal 514-935-1101 Free, confidential and anonymous listening service
National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419 Provides 24/7 emotional support and crisis intervention services to former students of Residential Schools.
West Island Crisis Centre (West Island/Macdonald Campus area) 514-684-6160 (phone) 24/7
keep.meSAFE (crisis line and counselling free for all McGill students)

North America: 1-844-451-9700 (phone)

Outside North America:

001-416-380-6578 (phone)

SOS Conjugal Violence/Violence conjugale Montréal

Montréal : 514-873-9010

Toll free : 1-800-363-9010

24/7 service offering free, bilingual, anonymous and confidential referral services. Able to provide direct access to information, support or shelter.

Hope for Wellness Helpline 1-855-242-3310

Trained counsellors available by phone or online chat 24/7 to offer support to all Indigenous people. Available in English and French as well as Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut upon request.

Écoute Entraide (francophone) 514-278-2130 (phone) 8 a.m. to midnight every day
Sexual Assault Provincial Helpline 1-888-933-9007 (phone) 24/7
Drug and Alcohol Help Line  514-527-2626 (phone) 24/7
Gamblers Anonymous 514-484-6666 (phone) 24/7
Montreal Legal Aid 514-864-2111 (phone) Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Information and Referral Centre of Greater Montreal 514-527-1375 (phone) 24/7
Info-Social (from a Quebec phone number only) 811 (phone) 24/7

Trans Lifeline

Canada: 877-330-6366 (phone)

US: 877-565-8860 (phone)

Le Transit: Centre De Crise 514-282-7753 (phone) 24/7

Sexual Violence

After Hours


Campus Security


Mac: 514-398-777



McGill Nightline

Offers confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental listening service, run by McGill students, providing the community with a variety of support.

514-398-6246 (phone)


The phone line is open 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM everyday throughout the school year. *Nightline is closed during summer months and winter break.


A volunteer SSMU service that provides free and confidential accompaniment for those who are walking at night. No matter what the reason, WALKSAFE volunteers will get you from A to B, safely, anywhere on the island of Montreal.

514-398-3000 (downtown campus phone)

514-398-7777 (Macdonald campus phone)

Sunday – Thursday: 9 pm to 12 am
Friday – Saturday: 9 pm to 3 am
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