If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone right away, please use one of the following 24/7 emergency counselling services:
My Student Support Program
Culturally-competent mental health and counselling services in 146 languages for all U of T students.
North America Phone: 1-844-451-9700
Outside of North America Phone:
Good2Talk Student Helpline
Professional counselling, information and referrals helpline for mental health, addictions and students well-being.
Mindfulness and Relaxation
Calm is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app, available in both the App Store and Google Play store. Calm creates unique audio content that strengthens mental fitness and tackles some of the biggest mental health challenges of today: stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression. For anyone who would like to try the app, Calm offers a 7-day free trial.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
will help you to lower your overall tension and stress levels, and help you relax when you are feeling anxious. It can also help reduce physical problems such as stomachaches and headaches, as well as improve your sleep.
Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness
Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness is a YouTube page with yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation videos designed for kids.
UCSD Center for Mindfulness
UCSD Center for Mindfulness is providing daily streams and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions to help cope with the current situation.
Loyola University RELAX Online
Loyola University RELAX Online is an interactive tool, narrated by Counseling Center Staff, that features videos, soothing visuals, and music.
Join our very own OISE Wellness sessions now available online!
Anxiety and Overwhelming Feelings
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic at Rutgers University (DBT-RU) has YouTube page with resources for practicing DBT skills. The playlist below, DBT Crisis Survival Skills, includes videos narrated by Dr. Rizvi, who guides the audience through using three core DBT Skills: ACCEPTS, IMPROVE, and PLEASE Skills.
MindShift CBT by Anxiety Canada
MindShift CBT by Anxiety Canada is a free app that uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
Antidepressant Skills Workbook
Antidepressant Skills Workbook is a self-care manual based on scientific research about which strategies work best in managing depression. It provides an overview of depression, explains how it can be effectively managed, and gives a step-by-step guide to changing patterns that trigger depression.
Social Connections / Reduce Loneliness
- At Home Cooking Club
- Origami projects for all skill levels
- Live Feed of aquarium animals (Monterey Bay Aquarium)
- Ripley's Aquarium virtually with live events and live cams!
Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development Social platforms
Facebook and WhatsApp
There are two groups on Facebook and Whatsapp that have specifically been designed to help support and help members of the OISE community cope:
Do you have questions about these social platforms? Please contact Diana Burchell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Eleonora Maldina (WeChat ID: Eleonoramaldina) and you will be added to the group.
WeChat Web | WeChat Application