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Mental Health and Wellness

We know that the combined stress of educational endeavours, personal responsibilities, and extracurricular activities are a lot to take on. We strive to provide a supportive environment that assists students in achieving their goals.

Lassonde and York University is committed to advancing a mentally healthy campus.  Want to learn more or get support?

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Mental Health Lassonde (MHL)

Mental Health Lassonde as part of the Peer Helper program provides peer support and mental health and well-being education to assist students with university life at the Lassonde School of Engineering.

MHL’s aim is to provide tips, tools, and resources to equip and encourage a supportive student community. We also host a variety of events and workshops directed toward personal and professional development and knowledge of community mental health and well-being resources.

Additional Resources

Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR)

OSCR’s mandate is to provide advice, referrals, training, alternate dispute resolution methods, judicial processes (local adjudication, tribunals), critical incident support and student leadership opportunities. OSCR administers the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (CSRR). Any community member can submit a complaint under the CSRR.

Student Counselling, Health, and Well-being (SCHW)

York University’s Student Counselling, Health, and Well-being (SCHW) provides a professional and supportive environment in which all York students have equitable access to a range of services that assist in facilitating their academic success. 

Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education

The Centre strives to foster a culture where attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate sexual violence are rejected, survivors are supported, community members are educated and those who commit incidents of sexual violence are held accountable. 

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Athletics and Recreation

We sometimes forget that our physical and mental health are intertwined. Reduced physical activity can have detrimental effects on our ability to cope mentally. Exercising and pursuing outdoor activities are some ways to help stay active. If you are unable to exercise outdoors, joining a virtual exercise class is a great way to stay fit and interact with others. Engage in physical activities at your own comfort and pace. Consult with a physician before starting any exercise program.

York’s Trait McKenzie Centre offers students many ways to get active.