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MidTerm Momentum | Your Wellbeing

Hello Daniels students,

This week’s MidTerm Momentum focuses on your wellbeing.

It has been an unprecedented time and as we move forward, we want to acknowledge how difficult it can and has been.  We are highlighting some wellness resources to help you stay healthy and well.  Staying healthy and well will promote your academic success as you continue working on your assignments.  

Mindful Moments for the Daniels Community 
The Daniels Faculty is pleased to continue our partnership with the University of Toronto's Health & Wellness and Multi-Faith Centre to bring you Mindful Moments every Tuesday at 12:30 pm-1:00 pm starting on September 23, 2021 running until November 23, 2021. Please note there will not be a class on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 during Reading Week.

To register log into CLNx and look under workshops/ Multi-Faith Centre 

Mindfulness Spaces

Daniels Rm 209 is available after hours from 6pm as a quiet space via fob access.   Anyone requiring access space for prayer, worship or spiritual practices may also visit the Multi Faith Centre across the street.

Get Moving

Take breaks and get up and outside and enjoy the fall colours around campus.  Go for a walk or join one of the many athletic facilities on campus.  Taking a break and stepping away from your work can in fact make you more productive once you return with a clear head.  The university has many clubs and activities to help you get moving such as: Hart House  and the Athletic Centre or ULife

Health and Wellness Services   

Health and Wellness at the University of Toronto provides a range of health services for your physical and mental health, wellness programs, and information to help support you in achieving your personal and academic goals.   

Some of the services offered include:   

  • Personal health visit   
  • Electronic medical records and appointment booking system  
  • Flu clinic referrals  
  • Immunization services   
  • Mental health care  
  • Disability documentation  
  • Allergy care  
  • Food/nutrition consultation & education  
  • U of T My Student Support Program  
  • Sexual and reproductive health counselling and education  
  • Tobacco cessation   

To contact Health and Wellness Services Reception call   416-978-8030, email info.hwc@utoronto.ca, or visit 214 College Street, Second Floor Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9.  For more information visit:  https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/department/health-wellness/  or https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/covid-19-health-wellness-faqs/ 

Grief Support

Everyone grieves in their own unique way.  The Grief Sharing Circle is an informal mutual support group, led by clinicians and campus chaplains.  The next two sessions will be held on November 2 and December 7.   Grief Support - UofT Student Life (utoronto.ca)

Single Session Counselling service 
Health and Wellness counsellors are available for same-day, single-session counselling., Single-session counselling provides students with quick access to support for help with issues like exam stress, relationship problems, sadness or nervousness and more. Single-session appointments are for students who want to address a specific concern, whether it is new or longstanding and are often a good fit for students who are uncertain about pursuing ongoing counselling services. Students can access more than one single session appointment, but are encouraged to take some time to implement strategies in-between appointments. The hope is that every student leaving a single-session appointment has an individual plan to work toward change. 

Appointments are limited and will be scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis. This service is not a route to ongoing therapy and does not replace crisis services. Counsellors will meet with students virtually by secure video conferencing or by phone. 
To book an appointment, please call the Health & Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 (option 5). 

Immediate and Free 24/7 counselling support 
Additional support is available outside the university. Students, staff and faculty can speak to a trained crisis worker at any hour of the day.  

Mental Health HUB – student mental health resource

NAVI– Your Mental Health Wayfinder. *NEW* 
Student  Mental  Health  Virtual  Agent is available to help students navigate  mental  health  supports at the University of Toronto. Navi is an informational tool for wayfinding, and does not provide advice, counselling nor does it make any diagnosis.  Navi can speak to 48 broad topics related to mental health including: stress, anxiety, loneliness, harassment, discrimination, bullying, academics, career, sleep issues, accessibility, coping techniques, abuse, eating disorders, how to get involved, health care access, and more.  

Good 2 Talk  Student Helpline 1-866-925-5454. Professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.  

My SSP for U of T Students1-844-451-9700. Immediate counselling support is available in 35 languages and ongoing support in 146 languages