Formed through a student initiative at the University of Toronto in September 2013, Grad Minds is now officially recognized as the Mental Health Advisory Committee of the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union (UTGSU). The committee was born from the recognition that graduate students face unique challenges, many of which are not being sufficiently addressed, and there is a lack of dedicated services or programs aimed at graduate students’ mental health on campus.
“WE ALL HAVE MENTAL HEALTH.”
Our mission is to represent the interests and concerns of the graduate student population and to promote mental health and well-being at the University of Toronto. Grad Minds takes a three-pronged approach to achieving its mission, which encompasses:
- Providing resources and helping students to navigate student services
- Advocating for graduate students mental health
- Creating partnerships in the community