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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Mental Health

Welcome to Student Mental Health Services!  We are committed to supporting your mental health in a variety of ways. 

Ontario Tech University provides support for students experiencing personal, physical or emotional difficulties. Our Stepped Care model offers a range of short-term counselling and therapy services, as well as appropriate referrals to the community. We also offer self-help resources, single session supports, distress drop-ins, group therapy, peer support and workshops. 

If you would like some help navigating your choices, book an intake session with our Mental Health and Wellness Facilitators.

If you are in distress and would like information about what resources you can access, review the distress flowchart to help find the support that will be most helpful for your situation.

I am in distress

I am in distress

Self-help resources

Self-help resources

Check out an array of self-help options to support your mental health: on-campus resources, community resources, websites, apps and more.
Single session supports

Single session supports

Book an intake or drop-in session with Student Mental Health Services to meet with one of our staff. Request a appointment here.
Groups, peer support, and workshops

Groups, peer support, and workshops

Learn about mental health topics in a workshop or group or receive mental health support from a trained Mental Health Peer Mentor.
Therapy and specialized supports

Therapy and specialized supports

Work with a mental health counsellor on our team. We offer short-term counselling and referrals to community supports.
Sexual violence support

Sexual violence support

Students who have experienced or have been affected by sexual violence can connect with one of our support workers.
MindSpark: Ontario Tech

MindSpark: Ontario Tech

Listen to MindSpark: Ontario Tech, the podcast that lights up the conversation on mental health and well-being at Ontario Tech. FInd the podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.