Mental Health & Academic Resources

Eileen Cornejo


With the school year at full speed, things can start to feel overwhelming. Taking care of your body, as well as your mental health, should be just as important as studying for your midterms. Although it can sometimes be hard to navigate all the different resources that Mac has to offer, we have put together a (non-comprehensive) list to start you off.

Student Health Education Centre (SHEC): SHEC is a peer-run health support and resource center located in MUSC 202. There you can find free health supplies and educational material regarding sexual reproduction, substance abuse and mental wellbeing.

Check out SHEC on Instagram: @msu_shec

Women & Gender Equity Network (WGEN): WGEN offers a safe space for women, non-binary folks, trans folks, and all survivors of sexual violence. You can find them at MUSC 204.

Check out WGEN on Instagram: @msu_wgen

Pride Community Centre (PCC): If you are looking for educational programming and resources for the 2STLGBQIA+ community, the PCC is the right place for you. They are located in MUSC 221.

Check out PCC on Instagram: @msu_pride

Diversity Services: Diversity Services works to unite, advocate and celebrate diverse groups at Mac. You can listen to their podcast titled ‘Listen Up!’ wherever you listen to podcasts.

Check out Diversity Services on Instagram: @msu_diversity

Maccess: Maccess can help you celebrate, advocate and work towards a more inclusive campus in the area of disability. All the services mentioned above offer peer support appointments facilitated by trained individuals.

Check out Maccess on Instagram: @msu_maccess

Student Wellness Centre: Looking for medical assistance from certified professionals? Make an appointment at the SWC. Located in PGCLL 210/201, SWC offers counselling, therapy sessions, medical care and wellness education.

Check out SWC on Instagram: @mcmasterswc


Additionally, we want you to know that there are academic resources at your disposition. The Student Success Centre can help you connect with a tutor through the undergrad peer tutoring network. They have negotiated hourly rates, therefore, a tutoring session will not cost you more than $18.00 per hour. Additionally, the MES Academic Resources offers coupons to subsidize.

The cost of tutoring lessons through TutorOcean. Check their website for additional information on prices and a link to sign up. Don't forget to have a look at their textbook library as well as their tests and notes bank. These can come in very handy when studying for midterms and exams.

Don’t forget to check for COVID-19 updates and modifications to in-person services.

Although this is not an extensive list, we hope you can find a service that fits your needs. Remember, don’t be afraid to ask for help! You will be surprised to see how many people are more than willing to support you.