Mental health & wellness

U of T Engineering's commitment

U of T Engineering is committed to fostering a culture of care and support. To do this effectively we strive to embed these principles into the ways we administer our programs and services. Through our current Academic Plan we have made a commitment to leverage and create resources, and develop policies and procedures to support mental wellness, assist students in need and promote healthy lifestyles.

Read the Joint Task Force on Academic Advising & Mental Health final report (PDF) to learn more about the recommendations and actions taken to support the student experience.

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    If you are in distress or concerned about someone's safety, there are 24/7 counselling services and other resources available. In an emergency, call 911.

    Navi: Your U of T Resource Finder

    Navi is your source for mental health resources and now provides information on where to find general U of T information including Admissions, Housing, Financial Aid, Careers, Getting Involved and more.

    U of T Engineering student services & support resources

    Mental health programs officer

    The faculty's Mental Health Programs Officer builds capacity at U of T Engineering to support student mental health and well-being by offering mental health programs and training, conducting research and offering best practice insights. Students can schedule 1:1 resource navigation appointments to meet with the Mental Health Programs Officer.

    Student-led wellness groups

    Skule™ Mental Wellness and the GECoS Mental Wellness Commission both support students' well-being by advocating for mental health awareness, planning programs and events, and working with faculty and departments to implement positive change.

    Health & wellness

    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. Students can request to work specifically with the On-Location Counsellor for FASE.


    Accessibility Services works with students to navigate disability-related barriers that prevent academic success due to ongoing or temporary conditions. Services and supports aim to increase access to learning and improve personal well-being.

    Academic support

    Engineering’s Learning Strategist can help you reach your highest learning potential by providing programs and services that offer test & exam strategies, note-taking skills, learning & time management tactics, and resources to sharpen your concentration & motivation.

    Departmental academic advisors and administrators

    Departmental academic advisors are available to provide support for personal, academic, and career related matters. Contact the advisor for your specific program to learn more about the supports available to you.

    Registrarial, scholarship and financial aid matters

    U of T Engineering’s Office of the Registrar works closely with program departments to support undergraduate student matters. Consult with Advisors for support around academic and personal inquiries. Engineering students are welcome to call or visit the Scholarships & Financial Aid Office, located inside the Office of the Registrar, and make an appointment with the Financial Advisor for support surrounding financial challenges.

    Equity, diversity and inclusiveness

    Equity offices and U of T Engineering’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives provide resources and conduct education and awareness initiatives on how to best realize the University’s commitment to equity, diversity and human rights and provide guidance on specific issues as they arise.

    Mental health resources for:

    A selection of mental health resources curated for specific student groups to address needs that may be unique. Including resources that may be both on and off-campus.

    Training modules & other initiatives

    U of T has a variety of mental health trainings, group counselling sessions, peer support groups, practices and other learning opportunities for students staff and faculty. Here are some that we thought you might be interested in.

    Fostering a Culture of Care & Support at U of T Engineering: A Professional Development Certificate

    Online learning module with components that can be done in person, 4-6 hours

    A curriculum of training resources intended to build staff and faculty capacity to better support student mental health in their roles. A program evaluation will follow the completion of all components listed below as well as a digital professional development certificate endorsed by Dean Chris Yip.

    • Supporting Student Mental Health at U of T (IAR approach), 30-90 minutes 
    • Three university resources to assist students in distress: SCRAP, CSO and CP (webinar), 25 minutes 
    • Sexual Violence Education & Prevention Module, 40 minutes

    Enroll in Fostering a Culture of Care at Support at U of T Engineering: A Professional Development Certificate

    SkuleMental Health Bursary

    The  Skule™ Mental Health Bursary provides financial aid to undergraduate engineering students at the University of Toronto who are experiencing challenging or unforeseen circumstances, with particular focus on students in need of increased mental health and wellness financial support. This may include: counselling, training, workshops, peer support groups, therapy sessions, resource guides and more. Applications accepted September – January, with two annual distribution cycles (October & February).

    Apply to this bursary in the Award Explorer by searching “SkuleTM Mental Health Bursary”.

    Mental Health Initiatives Community of Practice (MHI CoP)

    With the support of the Mental Health Programs Officer and the Director of Skule™ Mental Health, the Mental Health Initiatives Community of Practice provides an opportunity for student groups within FASE to be connected to share resources and ideas on mental health initiatives. The MHICoP Microgrant also provides financial support to groups to fund their initiatives.

    Learn more about the MHI CoP

    Identify, Assist, Refer (IAR)

    Online learning module, 30 minutes - 1 hour

    The University’s Identify, Assist, Refer (IAR) online learning module was developed to provide all members of the U of T community with the basic skills and information needed to provide the initial support to a colleague, student or loved one experiencing challenges that are impacting their mental health.

    Access the IAR Online Learning Module

    Supporting Student Mental Health at U of T Engineering

    This session is 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the group’s requirements. 

    U of T Engineering's staff, librarians, faculty and student leaders all play an important role in supporting student mental health. In this session the Mental Health Programs Officer will review U of T Engineering’s reporting protocol and share information about helpful resources available to you throughout the process should you require assistance while supporting a student.

    To prepare for this training it is helpful for everyone to have the same baseline understanding of mental health and the University's Identify, Assist, Refer model. To achieve this, we suggest that participants complete the IAR Online Learning Module prior to this session.

    To participate in Supporting Student Mental Health at U of T Engineering, please contact

    Other offerings

    We can also develop and help to source a wide range of workshops on topics relating to mental health and overall well-being.
    Examples include:

    • Setting Boundaries
    • Building and Maintaining Self-Care
    • Managing Stress & Anxiety
    • Understanding and Preventing Burnout
    • Better Coping Skills
    • Sleep Well
    • Imposter Phenomenon
    • Navigating and Registering with Accessibility Services
    • Navigating Wellness Services as an Engineering Student

    To discuss training needs or request a workshop, please contact


    Skule™: Mental wellness strategies for students

    U of T Engineering’s Mental Health Programs Officer lays out some advice on how students can effectively deal with some of the new challenges they may be facing.

    New Skule™ Mental Health Bursary supports wellness for U of T Engineering students

    Skule™ Mental Health Bursary provides funding for students with financial barriers to access mental health services. Find out more about how the bursary came to be and continues to support FASE students.

    Smartphones could automate mental health monitoring by recording ambient noise

    A study from Professor Jonathan Rose (ECE) and Daniel Di Matteo (ECE PhD candidate) shows that recordings of ambient noise from a smartphone could be used to shed light on a subject’s mental health.

    Build U Up event raises awareness of mental health resources available to engineering students

    A mental wellness fair with campus partners and external organizations to showcase the resources and services that are available to support students both on and off campus. Students can explore the resources and engage with representatives from the various services.

    Faculty Resources

    Mental health programs officer

    Teresa Woo

    Teresa Woo, MSW, RSW,
    U of T Engineering Mental Health Programs Officer

    Meet with Teresa Woo, the Faculty’s Mental Health Programs Officer:

    • for support with student mental health resource navigation
    • to learn more about mental health training opportunities
    • to inform your programming with best-practice insights
    • to learn more about mental health initiatives at U of T Engineering

    Undergraduate students: Book a meeting through the advising portal

    Graduate students: Refer to the Health & Wellness section on the U of T Engineering Graduate Studies website

    Staff & faculty inquiries: Email mental health programs officer


    Your feedback

    We are always looking for areas that need improvement and ways we can help our community feel more connected and supported. If you have a suggestion to share, please contact Teresa Woo, U of T Engineering Mental Health Programs Officer at