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).
What we do
We promote well-being and provide mental health education through programs, initiatives, and events, with a focus on developing psychological resilience, personal skill development, self-care practices, and de-stigmatizing mental health problems.
Why we do what we do
Graduate students face unique challenges that are not often addressed. At this time, there is a lack of peer support services and education programs aimed at graduate students' mental health on campus.
Our mission is to promote mental health awareness and well-being among the graduate student population at the University of Toronto. We take a three-pronged approach to achieve our mission that encompasses:
To Promote Wellness
Mental health is complex. Our goal is to provide students with tools and resources that may help improve their overall mental health and well-being.
To Raise Awareness
Mental health conversations are essential; we can't be silent anymore. Our aim is to diminish the shame and stigma that surrounds mental health.
To Create Partnerships
Mental health is important for everyone to talk about. We provide a platform for students, staff, and community initiatives to share their messages.
Our Events, Projects, and Initiatives
We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out with our year round projects!
Navigating one’s wellbeing and cultivating connections in these virtual spaces can be challenging. On Thursday, March 25th, from 5:30-7:30pm EDT, join us and mental health leaders from across the country to explore resiliency and resolve during these uncertain times. All are welcome! For more information and to register, visit: gradminds-conference.ca
Join us every Wednesday for free online Yoga! Josh will lead you through a restorative Hatha Flow Yoga class, perfect for building strength, increasing mobility, and balancing energy levels. All levels welcome!
Mental Health Resource Initiative
We are working towards providing more education and information about mental health resources available, how to access those resources, and what to expect from them.
We are collaborating with additional working groups within UofT and across the community to help support students with complex mental health needs.