These supports assist with a variety of concerns, including learner well-being, learner rights, and concerns around harassment and disability
University of Toronto Health & Wellness (MD Program, MD/PhD, Medical Radiation Sciences, Occupational Therapy & Physician Assistant Only)
University of Toronto Health & Wellness 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.
Counseling/Psychotherapy and Referral Services
Learner Life Specialists (LLS) work with U of T residents and clinical fellows to helping them to navigate personal and professional challenges. LLS are trained mental health professionals who engage in individual work with trainees and also create and facilitate workshops and other group training and opportunities on themes related to wellness and performance.
Appointments with a LLS or further information can be gained by completing the Book An Appointment form.
University of Toronto Peer Support Service (MD Program, MD/PhD, Medical Radiation Sciences, Occupational Therapy & Physician Assistant Only)
Health & Wellness peer support is here to help. With a single click, chat with a trained University of Toronto student peer about whatever is on your mind, right away. Support is offered in a one-on-one, drop-in, non-judgmental, confidential and accessible virtual space. Peer support is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus who are physically located in Ontario. You don’t have to be on campus to access the service, but you must be in the province.
Distress & Referral Services
Distress & Referral Services PARO Distress Helpline
24-Hour Hotline: 1-866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362).
Physician Health Program
The PHP provides a range of direct services to their clients including physicians, residents, and medical students, and support services to family members. They can provide names of addiction professionals, psychiatrists, GP psychotherapists, private psychotherapists, couples counsellors and coaches. It is a confidential service.
Confidential help line: 1-800-851-6606
CMA Support Line
The CMA support line is available to physicians, medical learners and their immediate family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This free and confidential service provides both crisis- support and can help connect individuals with counselling.
Confidential help line: 1-800-851-6606 (option 1)
CAMH for Health Care Providers
CAMH provides access to mental health and addiction supports for health care workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes access to resources, psychotherapy and psychiatric services. Scroll down to the self-referral form.
Pause 4 Providers
Offers free 30-minute mindfulness sessions for healthcare providers guided by Canadian healthcare providers. There are live sessions as well as pre-recorded sessions.
Echo (Project Echo – Ontario Mental Health at CAMH and The University of Toronto)
A community of practice for healthcare workers across Canada. Meets Fridays, 2pm – 3pm EST.