Counselling Services

Counselling Services

Centre for Student Development and Counselling

Free and confidential personal, career, and academic counselling, and crisis intervention services including Ryerson Safe House and Ryerson Crisis Team
Location: JOR-07C

Distress Centre of Toronto

Immediate emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and referrals by phone.
Callers can express their thoughts and feelings in confidence.
Callers’ issues include problems related to domestic violence, social isolation, suicide, addictions, mental and physical health concerns. Distress Centres offers emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and linkage to emergency help when necessary.
Access to a confidential interpreter for callers in crisis, offered in 151 languages, 24 hrs a day
TTY service for the hearing impaired.
416-408-HELP (4357)

Distress Lines by Region:
Toronto: 416.929.5200
North York/Etobicoke: 416.498.0043
Durham: 1.800.742.1890
Peel: 905.278.9036
York: 905.310.2673

Gerstein Centre

The Gerstein Centre provides crisis intervention to adults, living in the City of Toronto, who experience mental health problems. The Centre provides supportive counselling for immediate, crisis issues and referrals to other services for on-going, non-crisis issues. Our service is a community mental health service and is non-medical. The service has three aspects, telephone support, community visits and a ten-bed, short-stay residence.

Crisis Line: (416) 929-5200
Referrals Only: (416) 929-9897

Ryerson Walk Safe Program

The WalkSafe service provides Ryerson’s community members with an escort by uniformed security staff member to various campus locations. A free serice provided by Ryerson University Security ad Emergency Services, available to allRyerson community members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a wek