Mental Health Resources

SCSU recognizes there are barriers in mental health supports available for students on our campus. We believe in mental health services that are accessible, diverse, and intersectional. Listed below are external mental health supports and services, available for your use.

General

  • http://www.youthline.ca/
    Youthline offers individual and family support, including therapeutic counselling for youth (12–21 yrs) and transitional housing for youth (16 – 21 years).

LGBTQ+

  • www.the519.org
    The 519 is a City of Toronto agency that offers services, space and leadership opportunities to members of the LGBTQ+ community
  • http://soytoronto.org/
    SOY works to support the health and wellbeing of all queer and trans spectrum youth by running groups, programs and events and by providing one-on-one support for queer, trans and questioning youth who are 29 years old and under.
  • http://www.2spirits.com/
    We provide prevention education and support for 2-Spirit, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit people living with or at risk for HIV and related co-infections in the Greater Toronto Area.

Language

  • www.centrefranco.org
    Le Centre offre des services variés (y compris les services d’aide juridique, d’enfance et famille, de santé mentale, etc.)  à l’ensemble de la communauté francophone de Toronto et ses environs répondant à ses besoins.
  • http://www.oasisfemmes.org/
    Outiller les femmes francophones du Grand Toronto et Halton-Peel, touchées par la violence sous toutes ses formes pour améliorer leur situation et devenir totalement autonomes.

Sexual Health

  • http://hasslefreeclinic.org/
    The Hassle Free Clinic provides free medical and counselling services in many areas of sexual health.
  • http://www.ppt.on.ca/
    Planned Parenthood Toronto is a fully accredited community health centre that provides primary, sexual and mental health care services to youth between the ages of 13 and 29.
  • http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/programs-and-services/bcbc/
    The Bay Centre for Birth Control clinic offers comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care for women in Ontario. Our confidential services include physical examination, counselling, information and referrals.

Cultural

  • http://www.acrossboundaries.ca/
    Across Boundaries provides equitable, inclusive and holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized communities within an anti-racism, anti-Black racism and anti-oppression frameworks.
  • https://urbanalliance.ca/
    The Urban Alliance on Race Relations is a non-profit charitable organization that works primarily and proactively with the community, public and private sectors to provide educational programs and research, which are critical in addressing racism in society.
  • http://www.costi.org/
    COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to all immigrant communities, new Canadians and individuals in need of assistance.
  • http://www.seascentre.org/services.php
    S.E.A.S.Centre ( Support Enhance Access Service Centre) is a non-profit social service agency that supports residents and immigrants through youth, family and senior services, as well as community development opportunities.
  • http://asaap.ca/
    The Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) provides HIV/AIDS, sexual health and support services for South Asian communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Their services are offered in English, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Arabic or Nepali.

Gender

  • http://tropicanacommunity.org
    Tropicana Community Services, a Toronto-based multi-service organization that provides culturally appropriate programs to all youth, newcomers, and people of Black and Caribbean heritage. Programs include counselling, child care, educational and employment services and youth development.
  • http://www.black-cap.com/
    Black CAP is Canada’s largest Black specific AIDS service organization. They deliver support services that meet the health and wellness needs of our clients who are living with or affected by HIV or AIDS.
  • http://www.taibuchc.ca/
    TAIBU Community Health Centre (CHC) is a multidisciplinary, non-for-profit, community led organization established to serve the Black Community across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population.
  • http://www.aht.ca/
    As a fully accredited community health centre, AHT offers access to health care practitioners from many disciplines including Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People.
  • https://nwrct.ca/
    The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto provides a safe and welcoming environment for all Aboriginal women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. Our programs fall under six broad categories: Housing, Families, Advocacy, Employment, Education, and Youth.

Black & Indigenous

  • http://www.whiwh.com/
    Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (WHIWH) Community Health Centre provides primary healthcare to racialized women from the African, Black, Caribbean, Latin American and South Asian communities in Toronto and surrounding municipalities.
  • http://trccmwar.ca/
    The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR) is a non-profit feminist organization committed to fighting violence against women and children.
  • http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/
    WCH is an academic, ambulatory hospital and a world leader in women’s health. They advance and advocate for the health of women and improve health care options for all by developing, researching, teaching and delivering new treatments and models of integrated care.
  • http://www.cwhn.ca/
    Canadian Women’s Health Network’s website is one of Canada’s top bilingual sites for women’s health information. It is updated regularly to give you easy access to valuable information and resources on women’s health, including breaking news, feature articles, webinars and podcasts, an online database and links to other useful sites.

Looking for on-campus supports? Minds Matter Magazine developed a UTSC Navigator to guide students to the appropriate resources to support them through their stressors. CLICK HERE to check it out.

We are also collecting relative information in order to effectively advocate for mental health resources on campus. If you are interested in having your voice heard, please fill out this survey as the SCSU will be lobbying for accessible, diverse, and intersectional mental health supports on campus.

For questions, contact external@scsu.ca