De-Stressor Events & Activities on Campus

Edited by: Jina Aryaan

 

Midterms are upon us, and while this is an important time to study, make sure that you are also dedicating time to your mental and physical health. Here are some helpful de-stressing activities and resources on campus:

Massage Thursdays

Drop by the Multi-Faith Center on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2-4 PM to get a free massage!

Get Crafty

Every Thursday, Hart House offers a free “Get Crafty” workshop. Take the time to not only get crafty, but to also clear your mind and make some friends while you're at it.

Yoga, Pilates and Meditation

Check out some of the free yoga, pilates and meditation classes offered for students on campus:

https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

https://kpe.utoronto.ca/sport-and-fitness/yoga-pilates-mindfulness

Physio Goldring

The David L. Macintosh clinic offers physio for students. It’s only $80 for the whole year, which is quite the deal, and is especially needed if you are an athlete on campus.

Fitness Class

Take advantage of some of the free fitness classes on campus for students.

http://harthouse.ca/fitness/drop-in-fitness/

https://kpe.utoronto.ca/sport-and-fitness/group-fitness-drop.

Join Intramurals

Join an intramural and get some exercise while also representing your college. Check out http://www.uoftintramurals.ca/ and contact your college or faculties athletic association for more details.

Healthy Minds 

Join the healthy minds community at U of T. This club aims to help students build a strong, supportive community, reduce stigmatization of mental health, raise awareness to the barriers that those will mental health face on campus and provide strategies for self-care to maximize each individuals potential for success.

De-Stress U of T

Join and attend events held by U of T’s de-stress club year round.

Don't be afraid to reach out for help during these busy times, and remember to always take care of yourself! Below, you will find some other helpful resources:

  • Health and Wellness (Campus Resource) 416-978-8030
  • Good 2 Talk Student Helpline 1-866-925-5454
  • Anishnawbe Health Mental Health Crisis Line for Aboriginal Students 416-891-8606
  • Distress Centers 416-408-4357
  • Gerstein Centre Mental Health Crisis Line 416-929-5200
  • Ontario Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600

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