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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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COVID-Specific Support Off-Campus

Physical Health Resources

Phone

  • Emergency: 911
  • Info-sante/Info-social: 811
  • Quebec Hotline Coronavirus updates/information:
    1-877 644 4545

Online

In Person

  • CHUM Directory: 514-890-8000
  • Douglas Hospital: 6875 Boulevard LaSalle, Verdun, QC H4H 1R3 514-761-6131
  • Glen Site24/7 Emergency: 1001 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H4A 3J1(514) 934-1934
  • Montreal General 24/7 Emergency: 1650 Cedar Ave, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4 (514) 934-1934
  • Lachine (Lakeshore): 650 16 Ave, Lachine, Quebec H8S 3N5 514-934-1934 x 77100
  • CLSC Metro: 1801, boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest Montréal (Québec) H3H 1J9
    • Numéro général : 514 934-0354
    • Clientèle sans médecin (guichet d'accès) : 514 484-7878, poste 61589

Mental Health Resources

Phone

  • Emergency: 911
  • Info-sante/Info-social: 811
  • Quebec Hotline Coronavirus updates/information:
    1-877 644 4545
  • KeepMeSafe: 24/7 crisis and counselling mental health support:
    1-844-451-9700
  • Quebec National Crisis Line: 1-866-277-3553
  • Suicide Action Montreal: 514-723-4000
  • Tel-Aide: 514-935-1101
  • Tracom Center for Crisis Intervention: 514-483-3033

Online:

In Person

  • CHUM Directory: 514-890-8000
  • Douglas Hospital: 6875 Boulevard LaSalle, Verdun, QC H4H 1R3 514-761-6131
  • Glen Site24/7 Emergency: 1001 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H4A 3J1(514) 934-1934
  • Montreal General 24/7 Emergency: 1650 Cedar Ave, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4 (514) 934-1934
  • Lachine (Lakeshore): 650 16 Ave, Lachine, Quebec H8S 3N5 514-934-1934 x 77100
  • CLSC Metro: 1801, boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest Montréal (Québec) H3H 1J9
    • Numéro général : 514 934-0354
    • Clientèle sans médecin (guichet d'accès) : 514 484-7878, poste 61589

COVID-specific Resources

The Ten Percent Happier podcast has multiple episodes dedicated to coping with anxiety, stress, relationships, and more during COVID-19: 

Stop, Breathe and Think has developed a Calm Coronavirus Anxiety category in their app to help people feel more safe, centered and connected during this time

Take a look at this website, a useful resource to better support you in a global climate of uncertainty for your anxiety and your mental health. There are some meditation options available you can try for free, and frequently asked questions responded by mental health experts among some articles to help ease the stress you may be experiencing.

Given the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the impact it may have on you or those around you. Here is a useful read to better understand how you can help yourselves or others to ease the stress during this time. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has created a list of resources to provide helpful tips and strategies to help anyone struggling with anxiety around COVID-19 or with general health anxiety concerns:

Calm has created a free resource page with meditations, stories, music, talks, and more to help support your mental and emotional wellness as everyone navigates the uncertainty of COVID-19:

The Apple Podcast titled “Coronavirus Bonus: Beat Your Isolation Loneliness” has tips for maintaining meaningful links with others even if we can't be in the same room.

The World Health Organization (WHO) offers recommendations on coping with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak: 

Anxiety Canada offers tips for what to do if you're anxious or worried about COVID-19: 

Coping Through Coronavirus, a video providing concrete ways to manage the anxiety and uncertainty that we are all facing:

McGill's McLennan and Redpath Library staff have compiled the Self-Isolation Care Package, a collection of recommended e-books, videos, virtual tours, and more to help you disconnect from negative news cycles and reconnect with art and other enjoyable things. 

Mindfulness Resources

Headspace

This app with two weeks free offers various meditation options catered to meet your diverse needs, focusing on sleep, commuting, eating, fear of flying and much more. There are even 10 basic sessions, which make easing in and trying meditation more exciting!

Calm

This app provides soothing sounds of a fire crackling, rain falling on leaves, birds surrounding a mountain lake, various narratives or wind in the pines—whichever appeals to you. There are other options to practice breathing and holding your breath among the birds chirping, and try the 7 Days of Calm—daily 10-minute guided meditations. The 10 minutes go by surprisingly fast. You can set up reminders to have the app buzz during the day to allow yourself to take mini-break every now and then!

Stop, Breathe, & Think

Once opening this app, it dims the screen for 10 seconds to help you to take a breath and settle into the moment. This mindfulness app offers games and activities, guided exercises, guided journaling and check-ins- to support anyone in navigating life’s challenges with resiliency and calmness. The app will even provide recommendations to ease the emotions you’re feeling. Try it for free!

Mindfulness Library on TAO

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is an online program that was designed to address issues related to anxiety and depression. It can be accessed through the website (click "Sign Up in Self-Help with an Institution") or its app (on Google Play and the App Store) and provides you with videos and exercises. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAO has decided to make their Mindfulness Library free for everyone.

Fitness & Activities

Support for Disordered Eating

Substance Use & Harm Reduction

  • The Umbrella Project: Led by Algonquin College in Ottawa, this site creates a safer space to discuss substance use, taking a harm reduction approach
  • Saying When: An app created by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to help quit or cut down drinking
  • Problèmes de consommation ou de dépendence (CIUSSS): A French-language resource from the Quebec government to address a variety of substances and behaviours (smoking, alcohol, gambling and cyberdependence, etc.), including a list of Quebec-based supervised injection sites and supports for family members
  • Wellness Together Canada: A government resource combining substance use and mental health tools, all available online.

Recommended Reading

Accessing Care Outside of Quebec

Within Canada, you can find out what care is available to you by calling your province's health information line. Each province has its own telephone line where you can talk to a nurse or social worker to find out what care you may need, and where you can access it. 

Health Information Numbers:

Alberta 811
British Columbia 811
Manitoba (204)-788-8200, 1-888-315-9257
New Brunswick 811
Newfoundland and Labrador 811
Northwest Territories 811
Nova Scotia

811 or 1-866-770-7763

Nunavut No equivalent health line number
  • Kamatsiaqtut Help Line (mental health crisis line) – 1-800-265-3333
  • Call 911 or a local health centre
Ontario

1-866-797-0000

TTY: 1-866-797-0007

Prince Edward Island 811 or 1-866-770-7724
Quebec 811 
Saskatchewan 811
Yukon Territories  811
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