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We at McMaster's COPE are here for you and your well being, so if you're ever in need of someone to talk to, email us or send us a message on our social media! We promise to keep things confidential and to put your mental health first. 

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email us at cope@mcmaster.ca

Mcmaster resources 

SHEC

McMaster's Student Health Education Centre. They offer free and confidential peer support, anonymous and confidential pregnancy testing, health supplies, referrals both on and off campus, and NEW they have a light therapy lamp.

WGEN

McMaster's Women and Gender Equity Network, a service that caters to women, transfolk, people who identify outside the gender binary, and all survivors of sexual assault.

SWELL

McMaster's Student Wellness Centre. They provide counselling services, medical services, and wellness programs for students. 

HAMILTON resources 

Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)

for anyone in Hamilton who has a serious mental illness & is in crisis. Calling 911 in a mental health emergency will send police officers, but calling COAST will have a team consisting of child and youth crisis workers, mental health workers, nurses, social workers and plain-clothes police officers. Hamilton Crisis Line 24 hours. 905-972-8338

Inasmuch Women's Shelter

provides safe, temporary accommodations and services to women, youth and children in physically, emotionally or sexually abusive situations. 24 Hour Crisis line 905-529-8600. Business line 905-529-8149.

Children's Aid Society Hamilton

protects children and teens from physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Contact here if you have a concern about a child who you think may need protection: 905-522-1121. Outside regular hours: 905-522-8053.

Alcoholics Anonymous Hamilton

are for individuals recovering from or seeking help from alcohol abuse and/or addiction.

Helpline: 905-522-1946.

Narcotics Anonymous Hamilton

are for individuals recovering from or seeking help from drug or substance abuse and/or addiction. Helpline: 905 522-0332.

Mental Health Rights Coalition

provides drop-in support, resources, advocacy for mental health issue survivors. 905-545-2525

Good Shepherd

services include emergency food and clothing, shelters for the homeless, supportive housing programs for all individuals, and mental health programs. 905-528-5877

St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

is associated with McMaster University and has a national reputation for their patient care and medical treatments, which include mental health and addictions. For more information, visit their website at https://www.stjoes.ca/ or call 905-522-1155.

ONLINE resources 

Good2Talk

Free and confidential helpline based in Ontario for post-secondary students. They provide information on mental health services, offer anonymous professional counselling, and support for a variety of issues that can impact a student's mental health and well-being. 

Students can contact Good2Talk by calling 1-866-925-5454 or by dialing 2-1-1 and asking to be connected to Good2Talk.

BounceBack

A free skill-building program designed by the CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) to provide tools and skills to help manage your mental health and well-being.

Kids Help Phone

A not-for-profit organization providing kids and young teens 24-hr counselling for free. 1-800-668-6868

NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

Are you passionate about mental health? Here are some ways you can get involved to help those around you!

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Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

With branches across Canada, the Hamilton branch provides information, education, resources, conferences, housing support, case management. They have tons of volunteer opportunities.

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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. Basic information about mental health disorders found here, as well as resources, employment, research and volunteering opportunities. 

Sexual Violence and Power Dynamics: A Conversation with Wil Prakash Fujarczuk from the SVPRO

[TW: This video covers themes of SA, r*pe]

 

Wil Prakash Fujarczuk from the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office has joined COPE McMaster to answer some questions surrounding sexual violence and power dynamics.

 

For sexual violence resources and services go to https://svpro.mcmaster.ca/support/resources-services/

Content: 

1:43 - What is sexual violence?

3:50 - What is consent?

9:05 - What are power dynamics?

11:28 - Are certain groups of students more at risk?

17:53 - Do power dynamics present differently in an online setting?

20:32 - How do students access SVPRO services now that school is online?

21:54 - What is the process of reporting/disclosing incidents of sexual violence to the SVPRO?

24:47 - How can peers be supportive of individuals who share disclosures of sexual violence?

cope supports black lives matter 

McMaster's COPE stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We stand together as a community against racism and injustice. Below we have resources to further our support for our community. 

A link to the list of resources and supports can be found by clicking: 

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Do your part to help by accessing the black lives matter website: 

real campus walkthrough with jordan axani

Real Campus is a free and confidential mental health service available to all McMaster students, their roommates, and immediate family members!

Jordan Axani, Lead of Operations at Real Campus, provides information about how to use the platform, the services offered, and answers questions! 

For more information about Real Campus and their services, check out this google doc 

The Intersectionality of the Black Student Experience and Mental Health

[TW]: This video mentions themes of anti-Black racism and touches on the experiences of Black students as they navigate mental health in the university context.

 

A special thank you to Tamia Thornhill, Makena Githinji, AK Asalu, and Max Ghiabi for speaking at this event, and to all the students who attended and engaged in discussion!