HEALTH & WELLBEING
This category includes networks and resources to help you develop and maintain a healthy creative practice and personal life.
If you are experiencing an emergency or crisis, please consult Concordia's Emergency & crisis resource page.
In Canada and the U.S., dial 9-1-1 if you are experiencing an emergency situation that requires police, an ambulance or the fire department.
- Brescia Wellness’ resource toolbox
This toolbox offers a variety of digital resources, covering many aspects of wellness and takes suggestions for external resources.
- Fireweed Collective’s crisis toolkit
This toolkit provides a variety of resources centring on emotional and physical wellness, available as either external links, PDF files, or Google Docs.
- How to embrace mistakes without romanticizing failure
- How to stay sane and healthy while making a film
- Practical advice for new musicians
- Wellness Together Canada
Wellness Together Canada provides free resources and services for mental health and substance use support.
A mental health resource for gay, bisexual, queer, and other guys into guys.
- Fireweed Collective
Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens for marginalized communities.
- Hope for Wellness Help Line
Available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
- Suicide Action Montreal
Help and suicide prevention center
Tel-aide provides 24/7 helpline service in both English and French.
Bilingual services for people in crisis, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. Includes telephone support, temporary housing, follow-up, and more.
- Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a support service run by and for trans people.
- SOS Conjugal Violence/Violence conjugale Montreal
Listening, evaluation and referral service for counselling and shelter.
- 211 Montreal
211 is an information and referral service that refers citizens towards community organisations, public and parapublic services and programs near them.
- A creative person’s guide to feeling healthy
- FASA’s broke student handbook
This handbook guide is available for download as a PDF file.
- Sustainable Concordia’s community guide
This community guide was revised in 2015 and is available for download as a PDF file.
- Sustainable Concordia Resource Library
The Sustainability Resource Library is a free library that is committed to fulfilling the Sustainable Concordia mandate, which aims to promote ecological health, social justice, and economic equality.
- Head & Hands
Head & Hands strives to promote the physical and mental well-being of youth though preventative, inclusive, non-judgmental, and holistic approaches for providing a supportive environment for youth experiencing marginalization(s).
- Pride Therapy Network of Montreal: Resources
This resource list is provided by Pride Therapy Network, a group of mental health practitioners serving the sexual and gender diverse communities in Montreal.
- McGill Sexual Identity Centre
The McGill University Sexual Identity Centre offers short-term individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapies, as well as couple and family psychotherapy to individuals with sexual orientation or gender identity issues.
- Clinique Actuel
The Clinique médicale l'Actuel provides medical, biological, psychological and social information about the main ailments associated with sexually transmitted infections
- Concordia Food Coalition: Food in Montreal
The Concordia Food Coalition is concerned about the economic, ecological, and social implications of the food system at Concordia University, and introduces a variety of projects and resource sharing.
- Concordia’s Affordable Food Resources in Montreal
This is a list of affordable food sources on and near Concordia’s campuses.
- Le Frigo Vert
Frigo Vert is an anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, anti-oppression community center available to all Concordia students and their wider community. They focus on affordability and accessibility of food, alternative health, and the intersection of environmental and social justice.
- The People’s Potato
The People’s Potato is a non-profit, worker-run collective vegan soup kitchen at Concordia University. They offer by donation quality meals to Concordia students and community members, every weekday during the fall and winter semesters, excluding holidays.
- Second Life
Second Life sources zero-waste, convenient and affordable food from farms around Montreal and wholesalers. Their service is available for home delivery or by drop-off-point.
This section includes information on general safety guidelines for working with health hazardous materials. View safety training services, learn how to read MSDS Sheets and get informed about the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This section also includes information regarding cyber security.
- Concordia’s safety guidelines for Fine Arts students working from home
This informational guide provides safety resources for cross-disciplinary practices.
- Visual & performing arts health and safety manual
This health and safety guide for visual and performing arts is provided by Thompson Rivers University.
- Art and craft safety guide
This explanatory safety guide is available for download as a PDF file.
- Concordia Safety Training
This service is provided by the Environmental Health & Safety, and is free to anyone with a valid Concordia ID.
- Introduction to WHMIS
This explanatory health and safety guide is for visual and performing arts.
- WHMIS 2015 pictograms
This guide by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers an overview of the various pictograms you’ll find on hazardous products.
- CCOHS’s understanding MSDS sheets
This explanatory guide by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety covers the functions and contents of MSDS sheets.
- Fine Arts Safety
This health and safety guide overviewing personal protective equipment is provided by the University of Waterloo.
The following resources provide MSDS sheets for specific creative disciplines.
Keybase is a secured messaging and file-sharing program, offering free encrypted chat and cloud storage systems.