Mental health affects us all.
There is a growing need for support and services on campus and across the wider community. We recognize this need and that we can do more to support students, faculty and staff to find and maintain balance throughout work and studies.
Mental health and wellness continues to be an important focus of the Presidential and Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health, established to review and improve the University's existing services and programs. As a Faculty, we have an important role to play in promoting mental well-being. Here, within Arts & Science, we are committed to building a stronger and healthier community, with a focus in two key areas:
- education and training around mental health—the resources available, and how to manage stress and support one another
- examining our academic policies and removing any undue pressure on students
We are always looking for areas that need improvement and ways we can make changes to benefit students and to help our community feel more connected and supported. For example, the Sidney Smith Commons houses learning strategists and student ambassadors, and offers programming to support student success and well-being, including managing stress.
Whether you are proactive about your mental well-being, feel stressed or need urgent help, U of T is here to support you. Visit U of T’s student mental health resource for information about workshops and events, counselling, as well as Navi, an anonymous tool that helps you navigate mental health resources.
Faculty & Staff
Your mental health and well-being is of the utmost importance to the Faculty of Arts & Science. Learn more about the resources available to support your own mental health, how to support your students, as well as training and education opportunities.
Wellness In Practice Speaker Series
Members of our community are invited to participate in the 2021 Minds Redefined Wellness In Practice Speaker Series. Led by celebrated guest speakers, this interactive series will provide opportunities to learn about (and practice) activities that contribute positively to our mental health and wellbeing.