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PEER SUPPORT ON CAMPUS





PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT ON CAMPUS


PEER SUPPORT ON CAMPUS


COMMUNITY SUPPORT


CRISIS SUPPORT


ACADEMIC SUPPORT


ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

At McGill, there are a variety of free and confidential programs and services where students lend a helping hand to their peers. From in-person drop-ins, phone lines, mentoring programs, to organized events, students are here to listen and provide support for one another.



COUSINS

This Indigenous Student Mentorship Program connects new First Nations, Inuit and Métis students (Mentees) with senior Undergraduate or Graduate Indigenous students (Mentors) at McGill. Our volunteer mentors, or Cousins, help incoming students connect with the community, navigate their first year at the university and in the city, and provide guidance and support to students as they transition to university life in Montreal.



HEALTHY McGILL

An initiative of McGill Student Services, Healthy McGill connects you to resources, support and information to help you live healthy at McGill.  We do this through online and in-person outreach to students on campus. We recognize that 'healthy' means something different to everyone and encourage students to make decisions that are right for them. 



INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES BUDDY PROGRAM

The Buddy program pairs new international students with current students who provide the friendly face, helping hand, and first Montreal friendship that can make a world of difference for new arrivals. Buddies can also offer linguistic support, cultural guidance and information about life at McGill.



MAC PEER HELPER PROGRAM

The Peer Helper Program is a peer support program which launched in November 2014 at McGill's Macdonald campus. It offers a safe space for anyone on campus who wishes to drop-in and talk to a peer. Peer Helpers are trained student volunteers who offer their presence and their support. They are here to listen non-judgmentally, in all confidentiality, and if needed provide referral to different resources. The PHP was created in the hope of breaking isolation on campus, as well as reducing the stigma associated with mental distress and promoting help-seeking.

For their location and hours, visit their website



McGILL STUDENTS’ CHAPTER OF JACK.ORG

The McGill Students' Chapter of Jack.org is a student initiative seeking to break down the stigma around mental health through education, workshops, and support for anyone in need. The group runs a variety of events through the year, including various workshops, a support group, as well as the Bridge the Gap Speaker Series. Bringing together passionate individuals from all corners of McGill, we strive to not only help others find access to support, but to raise awareness about the growing reality of mental illness and its effects in our very own community.



McGILL STUDENTS’ NIGHTLINE

Nightline's volunteers offer a confidential and anonymous, information, listening and referral service for all members of the McGill community. Additionally, Nightline is designed to take calls on virtually any topic.

Their lines are open to anyone who just wants to chat about something that might be on their mind, such as exam anxiety or relationship troubles. Nightline volunteers undergo extensive training to effectively help those in crisis or needing support. Additionally, volunteers work hard to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information for their callers.


6pm to 3am every night during the school year

T: 514-398-MAIN (aka 6246)

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myACCESS/OFFICE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (OSD) MENTOR PROGRAM

Students who are registered with OSD are paired with a mentor who is selected from a similar academic background and shares their extracurricular interests and individual preferences. Mentors and mentees meet for weekly one-on-one meetings, connecting over a variety of topics and mutual interests.



PEER SUPPORT CENTRE (PSC)

Students can talk about anything and everything, in a drop-in, one-on-one private setting with our trained student peer supporters. The goal of peer support is that through open sharing of their experiences and/or concerns, students will feel empowered to resolve whatever they may be going through. We also have connections with campus resources, so if we cannot help you, we can refer you to someone who can. All students are welcome.


For their location and hours, visit their website

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SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTRE OF THE McGILL STUDENT SOCIETY (SACOMSS)

The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting and empowering survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. We aim to provide an accessible, non-judgemental, safer space with services open to everyone and provided free of charge, although we are currently only able to offer our services in English.

For those interested in volunteering with one of our branches (Support Line and Drop-In Centre, Support Groups, Advocacy, Outreach), trainings are offered at the beginning of each semester.


Shatner Building

3480 McTavish Street, Basement Floor, Room B-27

Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1X9

Monday to Friday, 12pm to 12am

T: 514-398-8500

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STUDENT LIFE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Run by the Campus Life & Engagement Office, the Student Life Ambassador Program pairs senior student "Ambassadors" with new Canadian students to help them navigate their first year of study at McGill. Ambassadors are a wealth of experience and information and are happy to show you the ropes of McGill’s academic and social life.



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