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Health and Wellness

Mental Health and Wellness at Ryerson University

Mental Health Resources at Toronto Metropolitan University can be found online. This website has information for students, staff, and faculty, as well as those interested in supporting them. It offers resources so that students can get support for themselves or others. The resources on this website are available on-campus, off-campus, or online, so students can access the support they need in the way they need. Some important resources that students should be aware of are:

  • The Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) at Toronto Metropolitan University offers free, confidential counselling services in a professional and friendly environment. While the services are predominantly short-term in nature, the duration of counselling is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on need and resource availability. Services are provided by a team of psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists, and counselling interns. CSDC services, programs, and resources are intended to assist students in solving immediate problems, define their personal, educational, and career goals, and acquire the self-confidence and transferable skills necessary for professional success and individual growth. They provide these services on a one-to-one basis or in a group format. For more information, visit the Centre for Student Development and Counselling.

  • ThriveRU provides training, resources and programs to Toronto Metropolitan University students grounded in principles of positive psychology. The purpose of ThriveRU is to help students feel a sense of support on campus, to better appreciate the connections between academic success and other elements of a healthy lifestyle, and, primarily, to help students develop capacities for thriving that will serve them throughout their lives. 

  • Health Promotion at Toronto Metropolitan University is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of Toronto Metropolitan University students by providing current and relevant health information, working with students and staff to develop a healthy community, and ensuring high quality health promotion information and support.

Mental Health and Wellness at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law

In partnership with The WiseMind Co., the Student Engagement Office at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law is excited to announce the launch of the Student Vitality Program (SVP). The SVP is designed to support students in developing the skill of well-being. The skill of well-being is made up of a set of inner strengths, like resilience, self-awareness, (self) compassion. These inner strengths directly and positively impact our outer results and lay the foundation for students to thrive in life and in law. 

Students are also provided the opportunity for one on one wellness mentoring sessions with Orlando Da Silva, external link.  Orlando is recognized both within and outside the legal community for his commitment to mental health and wellness.  Orlando is a prominent trial lawyer with over 24 years experience in both the public and private sector.  

 

Additional Resources

Health insurance plan from Toronto Metropolitan University, covers a variety of health and dental services such as health practitioners, prescription drugs, private tutoring in the case of injury, vision care etc.

For more information, visit: http://www.rsuonline.ca/health-plan-overview, external link

The Medical Centre is a non-profit unit of Student Affairs that aims to promote a healthy environment for work and study by offering quality health services to current students, staff and faculty. The Centre provides healthcare services such as allergy shots, assessments for common medical problems, immunizations and TB skin testing, medical certificates, mental health assessments, and many other services.

For more information, visit Student Wellbeing - Medical Centre.

Toronto Metropolitan University has two athletic facilities to help with students’ needs: the Recreation & Athletic Centre (RAC) and the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). They offer initiatives across campus to provide safe and inclusive spaces for students to move in a diversity of ways. 

RAC is the central hub for wellness, recreation, and sport at Toronto Metropolitan University. Toronto Metropolitan University is home to the state-of-the-art Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), located at Maple Leaf Gardens’ historical site. All students and members must tap their OneCard at the turnstiles to enter the RAC facilities. Toronto Metropolitan University students receive free admission to all Ryerson Rams basketball, hockey, soccer, and volleyball home games. 

To learn more about Toronto Metropolitan University Recreation and the facilities available to all students, visit Recreation Facilities

The PDF fileRyerson Safe House provides free and confidential emotional support and assistance with respect to security, academic, financial and short-term housing concerns to Ryerson students who: are at immediate risk of physical, sexual or emotional abuse; are fleeing unsafe or intolerable living conditions; or have been made suddenly homeless as a result of compelling or extreme circumstance.

The Student Care Office provides one-stop support to help students resolve complex problems with multiple university academic and administrative departments. They consult with the Toronto Metropolitan University community to identify and provide outreach to students in need of extra support and resources. For more information, visit Student Care.