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.

Coronavirus Updates How to Access Student Services Remote Student Life Portal

Support Others

Rocks balancing
Image by Shashank Rana.

Get Training

You can attend a workshop to help you be better equipped to help a loved one or peer in need!

Mental Health First Aid is a workshop in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and has a recommended group size between 12-24 participants. It provides the skills and knowledge to increase awareness of mental health issues and decrease stigma. The cost per participant is $38.

  • For more information, visit the MHFA website or contact hub.outreach [at]

To be notified of future MHFA training dates, please fill out the MHFA Training Notification Form

Talking to a Friend in Need

We all experience moments in our lives when we struggle and feel overwhelmed. Noticing that a friend might need someone to talk to and actually talking to them are very different things! Actually working up the courage to talk to a friend in need can be daunting, but there are strategies that can help you reach out. In addition to the tips below, you can watch our How to Help a Friend video series on the On-Demand Programming Page

  1. Listen Supportively

    Sometimes, the best thing you can do for someone is listen, instead of trying to solve their problems. Help your friend feel like they’re in a safe space by believing what they say, not judging and validating their emotions.
  2. Refer Your Friend

    It is perfectly normal to feel like you can’t help your friend on your own. They might also need professional help. McGill services are here, as well as other wellness resources online and in the community. If you can, offer to come with them to the Brown Building or wherever else they need to go.
  3. Know Your Limits

    Sometimes, you may feel that your friend or someone you know is a danger to themselves or to others. Trust your gut and call 911 or Security Services if you’re on campus at 514-398-3000 (if you’re on the Macdonald Campus, call 514-398-7777). By asking for help, you’re also helping a person in need. Otherwise, remember to seek support for yourself if you need it!

Still Not Sure How to Help?

Check out Be There, a new online resource by Canadian non-profit, for more tips and tools to help a friend going through a tough time.

Back to top