Mental health support
Your mental health is as important as your physical wellbeing.
Last updated: September 18, 2020, 9:57 a.m.
Support and services for students
If you need immediate crisis support, please call 9-1-1.
See other emergency resources.
24/7 tele-counselling support in French and English, every day of the week. All Concordia students can connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches online and over the phone.
Concordia Students' Nightline
An anonymous, confidential, non-judgemental listening service that is run by Concordia students for those in need of aid, support, or just to talk. Available to talk to anyone about anything on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m.
New temporary number: 438-812-6484.
Counselling and Psychological Services
Counselling and Psychological Services is providing assistance to students through follow-up phone appointments. Your counsellor will contact you by email to make arrangements. The Single Sessions Clinic and Walk-In Appointments are cancelled until Concordia reopens.
Clinical and mental health services are now provided over the phone, at 514-848-2424, ext. 3565.
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)
Concordia students, staff or faculty who have immediate concerns about sexual violence and/or require information or support over the phone or email can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 514-848-2424 extension 3353.
Aboriginal Student Resource Centre
The Aboriginal Student Resource Centre (ASRC) drop-in centre remains closed until May 1. However, our staff continue to provide counselling and academic support remotely.
Multi-faith and Spirituality Centre
The centre is available via email and telephone to talk and listen about any issues you may be experiencing.
Health promotion specialists
Health Promotion Specialists provide healthy living counselling and reliable, evidence-based information to help you set and achieve your health goals. They are offering appointments remotely by phone. Learn more about Health Promotion Services here or contact:
Owen Moran, MSc, RN
Gabriella Szabo, MSc, RN, PGD-Health Promotion
Concordia Health Services’ list of services in Montreal offering virtual mental health support (online or by phone). Some services provide student discounts or charge a sliding scale.
Support for faculty and staff
Working remotely and being subject to quarantine can cause a sense of social isolation and loneliness.
If you feel lonely, here are some ways you can foster connections:
- Connect with friends, family or colleagues. This can be done via Facetime, Zoom, Houseparty or any other online application. You may organize a FaceTime dinner or 5 à 7. This could be a good time to reconnect with friends you have not seen in a while.
- Get creative on how you might engage in activities with others (e.g., join organized together-but-separate bingo games or online book clubs such as through Goodreads).
- Take care of yourself. Plan time to do something you like, such as listening to music, dancing, reading, learning something new or any hobby that you enjoy.
- Serve others. Reaching out to help others in need may benefit you as well. This may include calling an isolated elderly parent, relative or friend. Check out non-profit organizations that serve populations in need and see how you can safely help. You can also refer to the new CU Cares initiative. There is often satisfaction to be found in serving a cause.
- Take advantage of the new CU at Home virtual community webpage.
- If you wish to connect with new people during the COVID-19 period, some websites have been developed to that end, such as quarantinechat.com.
- If you are feeling stressed or depressed, you may contact Concordia’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-800-663-1142 (English services) or 1-866-398-9505 (French services). You can also visit the EAP website. Rest assured that all contact between you and your EAP counsellor is confidential and at no cost to you.
- For more ideas, you may find this article of interest.
If you are feeling stressed, you may contact Concordia’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-800-663-1142 (English Services) or 1-866-398-9505 (French Services). You can also visit the following website: http://www.concordia.ca/hr/benefits/eap.html. Remember that all contact between you and your EAP counsellor is confidential and at no cost to you.
Resources and strategies for everyone
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Mental Health and COVID-19: Resources to cope with stress and anxiety relating to COVID-19, including self-help tools to assess and manage your stress.
Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety
From Shine App, in collaboration with Mental Health America. Features self-help resources, articles and mediations to care for anxiety related to COVID-19.