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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. 

Our new Stepped Care approach allows us to offer you a range of supports to get you through life’s challenges. Explore the Stepped Care options below. If you would like some help navigating your choices, book an intake session with our Student Wellness Coordinator.

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

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

Option One - Self-help resources

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.

Option Two - Single session supports

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.

Option Three - Groups, peer support, and workshops

Therapy and specialized supports

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

Option Four - Therapy and specialized supports


Ontario Tech University provides support and assistance for students experiencing academic challenges caused by personal, physical or emotional difficulties by offering a range of short-term counselling and therapy services to students using a 'Stepped Care' model. Students in crisis will also be provided support and counselling as needed through appropriate referrals to the community. There is no charge for these services.  Learn more about the Stepped Care model.

Ontario Tech University also works in partnership with the community or with the student's home community to refer to appropriate resources when there is a need for specialized mental health services or longer-term counselling support.