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OUR ROLE

Our role is to provide academic accommodations for students with documented Mental Health disabilities in accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code and York Senate Policy on accommodating Students with Disabilities. Our focus is on providing academic support to students with Mental Health Disabilities and does not include treatment. We provide students with appropriate referrals. Our Program is not meant to replace mental health support available in the community.

OUR GOALS

  • Maximize the educational experience of students with mental health disabilities so that they enjoy academic success.
  • Encourage students with mental health disabilities to become as independent as possible by familiarizing them with university policies and procedures and campus resources.
  • Provide ‘reasonable’ academic accommodations to students with mental health disabilities to help maximize their educational experience.
  • Educate campus community about mental health disabilities and their impact on students’ academic performance.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Part-time and full-time undergraduate or graduate students registered at York University and living with a mental health disability requiring support related to their education. Mental health disabilities include, but are not limited to:
    • depression
    • bipolar disorder
    • anxiety disorders (e.g., OCD, GAD, social phobia, panic attacks, PTSD)
    • schizophrenia
    • eating disorders

Location: N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services

Hours of Operation

  • 9am to 4:30pm – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday*
  • 9am to 7pm – Tuesday

*We close at 3:30pm on Fridays throughout June, July and August.

 

Sep
23
Tue
Peer Mentor Alt Exams Workshop @ N204B Bennett Centre
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How to request your alt exams workshop

This workshop is being led by MHDS peer mentor, Shauna. She is an upper-year student who knows the ins and outs of the alt exam request system very well. She is happy to share her knowledge to help new and returning CDS students sign up for their exams easily and on time. Don’t procrastinate! Come and meet other students and get this job out of the way!

When: Tuesday, September 23rd – 12 PM – 1 PM
Where: N204B Bennett Centre
What to bring: Course Outlines/Laptop (only if possible)

To register for this workshop, please contact Leah Collison: collison@yorku.ca

Sep
25
Thu
Peer Mentor Alt Exams Workshop @ N204B Bennett Centre
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This workshop is being led by MHDS peer mentor, Mara. She is an upper-year student who knows the ins and outs of the alt exam request system very well. She is happy to share her knowledge to help new and returning CDS students sign up for their exams easily and on time. Don’t procrastinate! Come and meet other students and get this job out of the way!

When: Thursday, September 25rd – 12 PM – 1 PM
Where: N204B Bennett Centre
What to bring: Course Outlines/Laptop (only if possible)

To register for this workshop, please contact Leah Collison: collison@yorku.ca

Sep
26
Fri
Peer Mentor Lounge @ The Lounge N204B Bennett Centre
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Peer Mentor Lounge is a “hangout” space for students, run by the MHDS peer mentors. All CDS students are welcome to drop in, even those not registered with MHDS. Come by to make connections, talk to a peer mentor, have a snack or even to do homework in a social space. At least one MHDS peer mentor will be in attendance every week.

Oct
3
Fri
Peer Mentor Lounge @ The Lounge N204B Bennett Centre
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Peer Mentor Lounge is a “hangout” space for students, run by the MHDS peer mentors. All CDS students are welcome to drop in, even those not registered with MHDS. Come by to make connections, talk to a peer mentor, have a snack or even to do homework in a social space. At least one MHDS peer mentor will be in attendance every week.

Oct
10
Fri
Peer Mentor Lounge @ The Lounge N204B Bennett Centre
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Peer Mentor Lounge is a “hangout” space for students, run by the MHDS peer mentors. All CDS students are welcome to drop in, even those not registered with MHDS. Come by to make connections, talk to a peer mentor, have a snack or even to do homework in a social space. At least one MHDS peer mentor will be in attendance every week.

Oct
17
Fri
Peer Mentor Lounge @ The Lounge N204B Bennett Centre
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Peer Mentor Lounge is a “hangout” space for students, run by the MHDS peer mentors. All CDS students are welcome to drop in, even those not registered with MHDS. Come by to make connections, talk to a peer mentor, have a snack or even to do homework in a social space. At least one MHDS peer mentor will be in attendance every week.

Oct
24
Fri
Peer Mentor Lounge @ The Lounge N204B Bennett Centre
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Peer Mentor Lounge is a “hangout” space for students, run by the MHDS peer mentors. All CDS students are welcome to drop in, even those not registered with MHDS. Come by to make connections, talk to a peer mentor, have a snack or even to do homework in a social space. At least one MHDS peer mentor will be in attendance every week.

Oct
31
Fri
Peer Mentor Lounge @ The Lounge N204B Bennett Centre
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Peer Mentor Lounge is a “hangout” space for students, run by the MHDS peer mentors. All CDS students are welcome to drop in, even those not registered with MHDS. Come by to make connections, talk to a peer mentor, have a snack or even to do homework in a social space. At least one MHDS peer mentor will be in attendance every week.

Nov
7
Fri
Peer Mentor Lounge @ The Lounge N204B Bennett Centre
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Peer Mentor Lounge is a “hangout” space for students, run by the MHDS peer mentors. All CDS students are welcome to drop in, even those not registered with MHDS. Come by to make connections, talk to a peer mentor, have a snack or even to do homework in a social space. At least one MHDS peer mentor will be in attendance every week.

Nov
14
Fri
Peer Mentor Lounge @ The Lounge N204B Bennett Centre
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Peer Mentor Lounge is a “hangout” space for students, run by the MHDS peer mentors. All CDS students are welcome to drop in, even those not registered with MHDS. Come by to make connections, talk to a peer mentor, have a snack or even to do homework in a social space. At least one MHDS peer mentor will be in attendance every week.