YorkU & Schulich Communities: Promoting a Culture of Wellness

Supporting mental health and student wellness is a top priority at Schulich and the wider York University campus. Undertaking a degree program is an intense and transitional period in your life, and we’re aware of the many demands, changes, pressures and conditions that may be affecting your day-to-day health and wellness. Below are some resources available to you as a Schulich student, to help maximize your well-being.

Mental Health Steering Committee

York University’s Mental Health Steering committee advocates for the belief “that wellness is a necessary pre-condition to learning and working, and that physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, mental, and cultural and environmental health and learning are interdependent.” The committee and campus-wide goal is to promote a healthy, inclusive environment that supports a healthy York community.

The YorkU Mental Health Steering committee has many awesome initiatives underway, and they make it easy to stay informed and involved!


Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is your go-to for educational and academic support if you have a documented disability in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and York Senate Policy on Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities.

To register with SAS, students must be enrolled in degree-granting programs on the Keele campus of York University.  As part of registration, students must provide their disability related documentation and complete an online questionnaire.

Student Counselling & Development

York University’s Student Counselling & Development (SCD) provides a range of services that assist in facilitating students’ well-being and academic success. This includes short-term private counselling, group counselling, couples counselling and workshops aimed at academic preparedness and stress management.

Workshop topics include:

  • Stress Management
  • Test Anxiety
  • Coping & Resilience
  • Managing Shyness & Social Anxiety

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education

The Centre is a powerful resource for advocacy and education here on campus. It’s a safe place offering support, confidentiality and respect for those affected by sexual violence. Support services include counseling services referrals, emergency housing, medical, financial and social services.

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The Centre offers fantastic training resources for students on topics including:

  • defining and identifying rape culture
  • supporting survivors
  • active bystander training

They also offer workshops on topics like self care and sexuality. Check out The Centre website for details on everything that this fantastic support unit is doing:

Good2Talk HelpLine

Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline where you can access professional counseling and referrals in support of mental health, recovery and well-being. The helpline is available to all post-secondary students in Ontario, 24 hours a day.


Wishing you a safe, healthy and happy student experience!