McGill Mental Health Services

A list of the mental health support available for McGill students both on and off campus.

Services Provided by McGill University

Access Advisors

Not sure what kind of support you need? Make an appointment with an Access Advisor, a mental health clinician trained to help you identify options for support.

Health Professionals

Want to see a health professional? Book an appointment with a doctor, dietician, counsellor or psychiatrist through the Student Wellness Hub. General Practitioners are currently conducting most appointments remotely, with limited in-person spots available on Mondays and Thursdays at both the downtown and Macdonald campuses.

Local wellness advisors

Want to chat with a mental health specialist who is familiar with your faculty? LWAs will help to orient and connect you with the appropriate support resource - on-campus or off-campus - for your unique situation. LWAs also offer wellness programming tailored to your faculty and work with departments on wellness awareness, prevention and early intervention.

Healthy Living Annex

Would you like to participate in virtual health and wellness workshops? Check out the calendar of events!

Office for Students with Disabilities

OSD provides support if you feel that difficulties and impairments are hindering your academic performance while at McGill or if you require assistance with access. You should contact OSD regardless of whether the difficulties you are experiencing are permanent or temporary.


keep.meSAFE’s innovative Student Support Program (SSP) provides students with free 24/7 access to mental health support. This includes in-person counselling appointments with hundreds of licensed counsellors in Montreal and access to mental health care in over 60 languages with diverse counsellors who understand who understand your experience and the unique needs of your community (including LGBTQ2+, BIPOC, immigrant communities, international students, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and more).

Maple Virtual Care

Are you an international student looking to see a healthcare professional? Maple Virtual Care is available to students who have opted-in to McGill's international health insurance (IHI). This allows you to receive 24/7 on-demand access to doctors by secure text or video for advice, diagnosis and prescriptions.

McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

MORSL offers support to students of any religious identity or no particular religious identity who wish to find meaning beyond academics and to form healthy life habits that invite spiritual well-being, inner peace, and that equip them to live harmoniously in a pluralistic society.

Services Provided by McGill Student Groups

Peer Support Centre

Stressed? Lonely? Feeling down? Or just want to chat? The PSC is staffed by friendly and well-trained student peer supporters.

Queer McGill

Queer McGill is a social, political, and informational support service provided by queer students for queer students.

Black Student Network

BSN offers social and political events by and for Black Students, in addition to hosting discussions and providing mentoring and resources.

First People's house

First People's house works to provide a sense of community and a voice to Indigenous students who have left their home communities in order to pursue higher education. Their services include academic support, mentorship programs, student groups, and more!

Union for Gender Empowerment

The UGE strives to be an anti-oppressive organization that welcomes, but is not limited to, queer, Two-Spirit, transgender, intersex and genderqueer people. Services include a co-op selling alternative menstrual products, workshops and action groups, referrals for health and legal issues, and more!

Eating Disorder Resource and Support Centre

The EDRSC is staffed with student volunteers who have received training in active listening, peer mental health support, eating disorders and disordered eating, and anti-oppressive practices. Their services include support groups, an active listening service and more!

Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Student's Society

The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. Their services include a helpline, support groups, and more!

McGill Students' Nightline

McGill Students’ Nightline is a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental listening service run by McGill students. They aim to provide the community with non-professional support in all kinds of situations, including information, guidance during a crisis, or an empathetic space to share your experiences and emotions.

Off-Campus Services

Vent Over Tea

Vent Over Tea offers a free, in-person, and confidential active listening service to all members of the local community to promote mental wellness and connection.

Head and Hands

Head and Hands provides support young people aged 12 to 25. Their services include emergency food assistance, school help, youth services (13 to 17 years), medical, legal and psychosocial clinics, physical, cultural and educational activities.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]