Learn more about your mood and functioning with immediate and self-directed tools. These resources can help you understand yourself better and offer strategies to manage everyday mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and substance use. Need additional support? You can always reach out along the way.
Mental health helplines and listening services provide confidential, empathetic listening, with no strings or follow-up required. They can also refer you to services and troubleshoot general challenges.
Speak to a fellow student who is trained in active listening.
Concordia Student Nightline (students only): Connect with listening services run by Concordia students for those in need of aid, support or just to talk. Available Wednesday to Saturday from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m. 514-848-7787
Peer Wellness Ambassadors (students only): Wellness Ambassadors are Concordia students, offering active listening services and weekly themed discussions, events and activities to connect. For a full schedule of services, visit the Zen Den calendar.
The Centre for Gender Advocacy: Offers confidential and non-judgmental online peer support to Concordia students and the greater Montreal community. For more information or to register for a session, visit their website or Facebook page. Services are available on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3 - 5 p.m. To book an appointment outside of drop-in hours, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vent Over Tea: A free active listening service that allows you to speak your mind to a compassionate stranger. Conversations are confidential and there are no follow ups or strings attached.
EmpowerMe: Undergraduate students enrolled in the Concordia Student Union health plan can connect 24/7 with a number of professionals with various domains of expertise, including psychology, psychotherapy, social work, nutrition, etc., to support them and respond effectively to their diverse needs. 1-833-628-5589
Wellness Together Canada (in Canada): Wellness Together Canada provides free online educational resources, tools, connections to trained volunteers, group coaching, group mindfulness practice and more. Register and complete a short survey to find resources tailored to you. You can also text or call: Youth text WELLNESS to 686868; adults text WELLNESS to 741741; or call 1-866-585-0445. This service is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Hope for Wellness Help Line: Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. [English, French, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut] 1-855-242-3310 or online chat.
Naseeha: Services available for everyone in North America, with a specific focus on Muslim youth. Receive immediate, anonymous and confidential support over the phone from 12 to 9 p.m. (EST), 7 days a week and by text Monday to Friday. 1-866-627-3342 (call or text)
Remember to consult the list of Canada-wide helplines to review all the services available to you.
Info-social/Info-sante (in Quebec): Speak with a nurse or social worker 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; they will give you advice and help you decide what to do about your difficult life situation. Dial 8-1-1.
Multi-Écoute: Listening services in many languages, information and referral services, help filling out forms, translation and certification of documents, French and English courses, conversation workshops, integration workshops for immigrants and sociocultural activities. [Multi-lingual] 514-737-3604
Tel-Aide: Listening services that offer an empathetic, authentic and respectful ear to those who call. [English and French] 514-935-1101
Interligne: First response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity by phone, online chat and email. [English and French] 514-866-0103 (Montreal region) or 1-888-505-1010
Project 10: Anonymous listening line promotes the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning people, ages 14 to 25. Tuesday from 12 to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m. [English and French] 514-989-4585
Psychologists and psychotherapists provide assessment and treatment that is intended to ease an individual’s psychological suffering. They cannot prescribe medication. Quebec’s psychologists and psychotherapists are licensed by the Order of Psychologists of Quebec.
There are many treatment options in Montreal, many of which offer virtual appointments for people residing in Quebec. The clinics below offer reduced rates for students or sliding-scale pricing. Visit their websites and consult your insurance plan to learn more.
Family doctors and psychiatrists provide clinical assessment, diagnosis, and (if necessary) a prescription and medication management. In many instances, a family doctor can address your clinical needs.
Concordia's Health Services Clinic has psychiatrists on staff. Family doctors work closely with psychiatrists and, if needed, they will refer to psychiatry for specific assessments and treatments. Available to students, staff and faculty.
Find a healthcare provider (within Canada)
If you're located in Canada, you can use the Lumino Health search tool to find healthcare providers in your province or territory. Appointments are virtual and/or in-person. Use of the search tool is free, but providers do charge fees for their services.