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Mental Wellbeing at Ryerson

Mental Health Advisory Committee

The Mental Health Advisory Committee reports to Ryerson’s Provost and VP Academic, and VP Administration and Finances. The Committee meets regularly, and draws its members from faculty, staff, and students from across campus. The Committee is guided by a mission to advocate for, and provide leadership in eradicating stigma and mental health discrimination on campus.



Peer Groups

SMASH (Students for Mental Awareness, Support, & Health)

Students for Mental Awareness, Support, & Health (SMASH)

SMASH increases mental health awareness and support for students through peer-to-peer support and advocacy for policy change within Ryerson University.

Be Well

Be Well seeks to enhance relaxation, and reduce anxiety among students in the Nutrition and Food program. It does this through activities such as x-box parties, boardgames, cooking, and other fun group activities.


SHARP (Student Health Assistance Resilience Program)

The Student Health Assistance and Resilience Program (SHARP) is designed to help students develop lifelong skills for managing their health and well-being.

We believe that healthy students are better learners, but learning to take control of your health may be overwhelming and difficult to do if you don’t know how. That’s where we can help. Our team of highly trained peers will guide you through a journey of identifying what you need to know and do, and assist in creating a wellness plan that is fun and achievable.


Can’t find your mental health-focused peer group for students, staff or faculty? Please contact us so we can update our list.

This diagram depicts the activities, department and programs at Ryerson that address the key components of Post-Secondary Student Mental Health.
Mental health and wellbeing is everyone’s responsibility. This diagram tries to depicts the activities, departments and programs at Ryerson that address the key components of Post-Secondary Student Mental Health.