Mental Health Podcast – Episode Three

Welcome back!

Here is our third and final episode of the podcast. During this episode we talk about resources that are available to George Brown students right here at the college to help support students’ mental health. Navigating the college system can be hard on a good day. Sometimes it may feel as though the college isn’t on our side. We’ve got homework, assignments, group projects, presentations AND we’re supposed to live a life?! But George Brown actually has a bunch of services available to students to help us succeed both academically and personally.

As mentioned in our previous post, the Ontario government is putting a lot of support and dollars behind mental health initiatives at the post-secondary level. George Brown is one the beneficiaries of these initiatives and we’re here to tell you more about where to go on campus to find out more and to get help if you need it. Our hubster, Annie, went to the Counselling and Disability Services Office to talk to two experts on what services you can access and what you can do to make sure you succeed at college.

In case you missed it, here are all the phone numbers from the podcast:

George Brown Counselling
416-415-5000
St James ext. 2107
Casa Loma ext. 4585
Waterfront ext. 5370

Good2Talk
1-866-925-5454

Toronto Distress Line
416-408-HELP (4357)

Gerstein Crisis Line – 24/7
416-929-5200

Here are some links to other resources:
Jack.org – Student-led Mental Health Initiative
– for more info on the George Brown chapter, please contact the Clubs Coordinator
Kristine Galvan, clubs@sagbc.ca
Good2Talk – Post-secondary student helpline
George Brown’s “Transitioning to Post-Secondary Education” Program
Gerstein Centre – crisis centre located in downtown Toronto

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