! Call 911 in case of crisis or emergency

In Case of Emergency

If you are in immediate danger (you are either about to seriously hurt yourself or someone else), please call 911. If you are on campus, you can call Campus Security at 514-398-3000, or 514-398-7777 for Macdonald Campus.

Phone Number: 514-398-3000
Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/security/
Location (on Campus):
Room 120, Burnside Hall 805 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec H3A0B9
Hours: Our Security Operations Centre functions 24/7 and can be reached downtown by dialing (514) 398-4556 option 1.
A McGill staff member is usually available between 07h00-20h00 during weekdays and between 09h00-17h00 on Saturdays.

Urgent Care (Safety Appointment)

Students experiencing a crisis situation may present themselves at the Brown Building, suite 5500 to request a Safety Appointment.  You will be seen briefly and given a referral as appropriate. Safety appointments are available daily and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Monday – Friday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, suite 5500

Please bring the following documents with you:

  • Your McGill ID card
  • A valid Medical Insurance card (provincial or McGill Blue Cross). We also accept CIDA, CIGNA, COWAN and Great-West Life insurance.

Brown Building:

3600 McTavish St.
Suites 4200 and 5500
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G3

After-hours Support
Outside of these emergency walk-ins hours, call 911 or go directly to the ER department of your local hospital. Students living in the McGill area should go to the Montreal General Hospital, 3650 Cedar Ave. (Psychiatry ER).

On-campus Resources

 

McGill Counselling and Mental Health Services

From first-year through graduate school, university students often find themselves challenged by a wide variety of stressors – both personal and academic. Whether providing assistance during a crisisteaching relaxation techniques, or discussing a failed exam or broken heart, the McGill Counselling Service is here to help. We work to provide students with effective therapy, knowledgeable support, and the opportunity to develop the skills they need to be successful in both school and life.

The focus at our service is to enable you to achieve psychological well-being and academic success. We provide a secure, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to pursue your mental health treatment.  Our clinic consists of a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists who are all available by appointment. We offer services ranging from individual therapy to light therapy lamps. To learn more about mental health and resources available, visit the McGill Mental Health Hub.

Contact Information:
Location (On Campus):
William & Mary Brown
3600 McTavish, Suites 4200 & 5500
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G3
Phone Number: 514-398-6019 / 514-398-3601

Regular hours
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Safety Appointments (Urgent Care)
Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Brown Building, suite 5500

Please note that this service is available daily and is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Website Link

McGill Student Health Service

Student Health Service provides McGill students with quality, comprehensive health care in a convenient campus location. Our services are specifically geared towards the unique health needs of students, and are delivered by caregivers sensitive to – and experienced with – their particular health concerns. Explore our site to find out more about what we offer.

Contact Information:
Location (On Campus):
William & Mary Brown
3600 McTavish, Room 3301
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G3
Phone Number: 514-398-6017
Hours: The clinic is open from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Students should check the website for up to date hours.
Website Link

Law Student Affairs Office

Students are encouraged to seek academic advice and support from the SAO throughout their academic career. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, financial problems or any other personal problem, support is available. Come by your Student Affairs Office on the 4th floor NCDH or send your availabilities to sao.law@mcgill.ca to schedule an appointment with Nancy Czemmel, Director Student Life & Learning, Vanessa Morelli, Student Affairs Consultant or Giosi Rota, Student Affairs Consultant.

Contact Information:
Location (On Campus):
New Chancellor Day Hall
3644 Peel Street, Room 433
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9
Phone Number: 514-398-6608
Hours: Students should check the website for up to date hours.
Website Link

Peer Support Centre

The Peer Support Centre is a confidential service offering non-judgmental one-on-one peer support. The goal of the Peer Support Centre is to empower students to resolve whatever they may be going through by giving them the space to share their experiences and concerns. Our Peer Supporters have gone through comprehensive training on listening to and helping students with a range of issues, including but not limited to academic stress, relationships, sexuality, disordered eating, substance abuse, and campus resources.

Contact Information:
Location (On Campus): various locations on campus. Students should check the website for up to date locations.
Hours: Students should check the website for up to date hours.
Website Link

McGill Students’ Nightline

McGill Students’ Nightline is a confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental listening service, run by McGill students, providing the community with a variety of support. This includes anything from information to crisis management and referrals. We are an English service.

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 514-398-6246
Hours: 7 days a week, 6pm-3am. We’re only open during the fall and winter semesters. Our lines are closed during summer and winter break. Students should check the website for up to date hours.
Website Link

Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Student Society

The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. Our services include Drop-In and Line (DIAL), Support Groups, Advocacy, and Outreach. Additionally, we offer sexual assault sensitivity training to McGill and Montreal groups, provide information and referrals, and organize events to raise awareness about sexual assault.

Contact Information:
Location (On Campus):
Shatner Bldg. Basement 3480 McTavish, B-27
Montreal, QC H3A 1X9
Phone Number: (514) 398-8500
Hours: The hours each week for the phone line can be found on the SACOMSS Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/sacomss/?fref=nf
Website Link

Law Peer to Peer Support Program

The McGill Law Peer to Peer Support Program is a group of dedicated law students who provide support to other McGill Law students in a way that is complementary to the support offered by the Law SAO. The students support their peers by helping them navigate academic and student life in the Faculty of Law and in the greater McGill community.

Contact Information:
Location (On Campus): Various rooms in Law Building (New Chancellor Day Hall). Students should check the website for up to date locations.
Hours: Students should check the website for up to date hours.
Website Link

Additional Resources for Helping Students in Difficulty

Formerly known as the “Red Folder,” this resource developed by the Office of the Dean of Students is your guide for what to do and who to contact in emergencies, crises, and worrisome or difficult situations: http://www.mcgill.ca/deanofstudents/helpingstudents

 

Yoga, Health, and Fitness

McGill Fitness Centre

In keeping with McGill University’s commitment to education and innovation, Athletics and Recreation vows to provide students and staff opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity within an inclusive environment that values health, well-being, and fairplay. We strive to instill within our community the values of academic and sporting excellence along with the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle.

Contact Information:
Location (Address):
McGill Sports Complex
475 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4
Phone number: (514) 398-7000 ext.0273
Email contact: info.athletics@mcgill.ca
Website Link

McGill Law Running Group

Click on the webpage for more information and to join the Law students’ running group! There are four running groups four times each week: Tuesday at 6:45 AM, Wednesday at 1:30 PM, Friday at 5:00 PM and Sunday at 11:00 AM which you can sign up for. This is a purely recreational group and all levels of experience are welcome (including none at all!). They divide into fast, medium and slow groups once they get a feel for everybody’s pace.

Contact Information:
Email contact: You only have to send an email to vp-internal.lsa@mail.mcgill.ca with the title ‘’Running group’’ and you will be added to their communication listserv.
Website Link

McGill Law Students’ Yoga Club

The McGill Law Students’ Yoga Club seeks to bring the fantastic yoga instructors of Montreal to the rooms of New Chancellor Day Hall to teach us some funky and fun poses that will help us improve our balance and bring joy within ourselves. Throughout the school year, we will try to practice together at least twice a month and explore different types of yoga.

Contact Information:
Location (Address): New Chancellor Day Hall, various rooms. Students should check the website for up to date hours/locations.
Phone number: NA
Email contact: yogaclub.law@gmail.com
Website Link

Healthy McGill

An initiative of McGill Student Services, Healthy McGill connects you to resources, support and information to help you live healthy at McGill. We recognize that ‘health’ means something different to everyone and encourage students to make decisions that are right for them. We do outreach both online and in-person to students on campus. Our peer health educators promote healthy living around campus in the following areas.

Contact Information:
Location (Address):
Health Promotion Office
3600 rue McTavish, suite 3100
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G3
Email contact: health.promotion@mcgill.ca
Website Link

McGill Farmer’s Market

The McGill Farmers’ Market is a collaborative initiative that draws from all corners of McGill University and aims to bring delicious, local, seasonal produce to McGill’s downtown campus.

Contact Information:
Location (Address): The McGill Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday from 12 pm to 5 pm on McTavish Street in front of the SSMU building. Students should check the website for up to date hours.
Email contact: mcgillfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Website Link

SSMU MiniCourses

MiniCourses are fun, inexpensive, non-credit courses offered by the Students’ Society of McGill University. They are held on weeknights or weekends, so you know they will not conflict with classes, labs or conferences. Most MiniCourses are held on McGill’s downtown campus, although a couple may take place elsewhere within Montreal.
Here is your chance to learn how to Salsa, play the guitar, give a massage, speak a new language, cook, bartend, wine taste, and more!

Contact Information:
Location (Address): Most courses are held in the SSMU building at 3600 McTavish Street. Some may be held off campus. Make sure to double-check your course location well in advance to ensure you show up to the right place! You can check the SSMU room bookings list to verify that you’re headed to the right place.
Email contact: minicourses@ssmu.mcgill.ca
Website Link

Community Resources

Montreal General Hospital – Psychiatry ER

Mental Health care at the MUHC includes psychiatry and psychology internal and external services, as well as a consultation-liaison service. Psychiatric Emergency Services are offered with 24 hour coverage.

Contact Information:
Location (Address): Students should call the number below.
Phone number: 514-934-1934 ext 42216 or ext 42213
Website Link

Douglas Mental Health University Institute

In collaboration with people living with mental health problem, their family and the community, the mission of the Douglas Institute is to offer cutting-edge care and services, and advance and share knowledge in mental health.

Contact Information:
Location (Address):
6875 LaSalle Boulevard
Montreal, Quebec, H4H 1R3
Phone number: 514-761-6131
Website Link

Suicide Action Montreal

Suicide Action Montreal offers support services, crisis workers and monitoring for people who are at risk of committing suicide, for their friends and family and for people affected by suicide. You can access our services by dialing 1 866 APPELLE (1 866 277-3553). All communication is available 24/7 and free of charge. For a list of all the suicide prevention centers in Quebec, click here.

Contact Information:
Location (Address):
2345 Rue Bélanger
Montréal, QC H2G 1C9
Phone number: 514 723-4000/1-866-APPELLE (1 866 277-3553)
Email contact: info@suicideactionmontreal.qc.ca
Website Link

Drugs: Help and Referral (DAR)

Drugs: Help and Referral (DAR) provides support, information and referral to people coping with addiction throughout Québec. Available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, our specialized helpline service is bilingual, free, anonymous and confidential.

Counsellors at Drugs: Help and Referral:

  • Identify the needs of the callers;
  • Assess various potential solutions;
  • Offer adequate answers;
  • Refer to the appropriate resources.

Contact Information:
Location (Address):
3155 Rue Hochelaga
Montréal, Quebec, H1W 1G4
Phone number: 514-527-2626/1-800-265-2626
Email contact: dar@info-reference.qc.ca
Website Link

Montreal Sexual Assault Centre

The Montreal Sexual Assault Centre, created in 1980, offers a range of bilingual services free of charge to anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse or incest. Services are also offered to the victim’s family and close friends.

Services offered by the MSAC:

  • Medical and legal / 18 +
  • Individual therapy / 18 +
  • Listening, support and referral / for all

Provincial service:Toll-free helpline / for all

Contact Information:
Location (Address):
1801 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Suite 600
Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1J9
Phone number: 514 934-4504 / 1 888 933-9007
Email contact: info@cvasm.ca
Website Link

Écoute Entraide

Écoute Entraide est un organisme communautaire qui a pour mission d’offrir du soutien aux personnes aux prises avec de la souffrance émotionnelle, par le biais de l’action bénévole et de l’écoute active. Fondée en 1979 sous le nom Les déprimés anonymes, l’organisme Écoute Entraide a récemment changé de nom afin de mieux représenter sa mission. Nos services sont entièrement gratuits.

Contact Information:
Phone number: 514 278-2130/1-844-294-2130
Website Link

Tracom Centre de Crise

Tracom’s mission is to offer psychosocial crisis intervention services to an adult clientele, as well as family members, caregivers, or friends of adults in distress. Our objective is to provide support that will help to restore a state of normal functioning, and to provide tools to help clients take concrete steps toward an improved quality of life.

Contact Information:
Phone number: 514-483-3033
Email contact: info@tracom.ca
Website Link

Community Legal Centre of Montreal

Notre mission est d’assurer l’accès à la justice aux personnes financièrement admissibles, résidant sur les territoires de Montréal et de Laval, en rendant des services pour faire valoir leurs droits, gratuitement ou avec contribution, dans la mesure prévue par la Loi sur l’aide juridique et la prestation de certains autres services juridiques.

Contact Information:
Location (Address):
600-425 boul de Maisonneuve O
Montréal, QC, H3A 3K5
Phone number: 514-864-2111
Website Link

Provincial Resources

Law Student Member Assistance Program (MAP)

The MAP is a confidential service designed to help members achieve their health and wellness goals. Lawyers, paralegals, law students, judges, other legal professionals and their families covered by the MAP are provided with confidential, single sign-on access to a number of innovative online services. Members can find information, tools and resources on a number of topics including but not limited to: psychological challenges; marital/relationship challenges; separation/divorce; stress; depression; and anxiety. Members also have access to a comprehensive Health Risk Assessment, can take a number of self-directed e-Courses and download a wealth of wellness-related MP3s from the Health-e Multimedia Centre. Register here to gain access, or log in now to continue into the Member Services Area.

Contact Information:
Location (Address): Various locations. See website for information.
Phone number: 1.855.403.8922 / 514.875.0720
Website Link

Programme d’aide aux membres du Barreau (PAMBA)

Le PAMBA offre des services de soutien et de consultation confidentiels aux gens aux prises avec des problèmes d’alcoolisme, de toxicomanie, d’épuisement professionnel, de stress, de santé mentale ou de bien-être. Les services sont offerts 24 heures par jour, sept jours par semaine, aux étudiants et étudiantes en droit, à leurs conjoints et aux membres du Barreau du Québec.

Contact Information:
Location (Address):
315, boul. René-Lévesque Est – Bureau 003
Montréal Québec, H2X 3P3
Phone number: 514 286-0831 / 1 800 74PAMBA /1 800 747-2622
Email contact: aide@pamba.info
Website Link

Quebec Government – Santé Montréal – Crisis Centres

Crisis centres provide assistance to adults in a state of psychological or psychosocial distress and to their loved ones. They serve as a gateway to crisis services and help people deal with their situation and recover their balance. The services are available 24/7 at the crisis centres and include consultation, evaluation, referral, follow-up and temporary accommodation.

Contact Information:
Location (Address): Various. Students should visit website for information.
Phone number: Various, depending on location.
Email contact: Various, depending on location.
Website Link

Ami Québec

AMI-Quebec Action on Mental Illness helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. AMI-Quebec helps family caregivers cope with mental illness in a loved one. Family includes those in the circle of support of someone living with mental illness (parents, spouses, siblings, adult children, friends, etc.) Many of our programs are open to anyone and may also be of special interest to those living with mental illnesses. Caregiving is often a difficult and long-term task that family members are not necessarily prepared for. We help families to cope with these difficulties by better understanding mental illness and their own situations. This helps caregivers to provide the best support to their loved one while taking care of their own well-being.

Contact Information:
Location (Address):
5800 boul. Decarie
Montréal, QC H3X 2J5
Phone number: 514-486-1448 or 1-877-303-0264
Email contact: info@amiquebec.org
Website Link

Sexual Health Network of Quebec

The Sexual Health Network of Quebec believes that knowledge is power. It envisions a society in which choices are made freely through educated and informed decision-making processes, and where individuality and diversity are celebrated. Furthermore, the SHNQ foresees a society where healthy sexuality is central and where all individuals have access to consistent and accurate information.

Contact Information:
Location (Address):
PO Box 22516
5683 Monkland Avenue
Montreal, QC H4A 3T4
Email contact: info@shnq.ca
Website Link

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada.

Contact Information:
Location (Address): Various, students should visit website.
Phone number: Various, students should visit website.
Email contact: Various, students should visit website.
Website Link

Academic Accommodations

Law Student Affairs Office

At various times during their legal studies, students may experience personal situations which may prevent them from writing an exam as scheduled, submitting a paper or assignment on time or completing a course. The SAO is available to meet with students to discuss ways to provide some flexibility in the program and to accommodate particular circumstances. Students may also request extension and exam deferrals by filling out the extension or deferral require form found on the SAO web site. Supporting documentation is required.

For more information: http://www.mcgill.ca/law-studies/information/academic-accommodations