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 Events, Projects, and Initiatives
We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out with our year round projects!
Studies have shown a strong relationship between food insecurity and mental health status. We have launched a survey to gather data regarding food insecurity among UofT graduate students. The data will be used to open a dialogue for sustainable solutions. To take the survey, click here. Participants will have a chance to win 1 of 20 $50 food gift cards! Survey closes on Friday, July 16th @ 11:45 PM EDT.
Navigating one’s wellbeing and cultivating connections in these virtual spaces can be challenging. Join us and mental health leaders from across the country to explore resiliency and resolve during these uncertain times. All are welcome! More information coming soon!
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.