SCD Groups

Benefits of group counselling

  • Learning that you are not alone in feeling a certain way
  • Increasing your awareness of proactive behaviours and coping strategies from interacting with others who may have similar concerns
  • Practicing and improving your interpersonal skills
  • Taking emotional risks with others that can prepare you to take similar risks outside of the group
  • Developing a feeling of cohesion, trust, and mutual support with fellow group members
  • Making friends with other students on campus

Process Group

SCHW Process Groups are held weekly and are open only to invited students. The group is led by a SCHW counsellor. Topics discussed change on a weekly basis and are student-driven according to need. Students have an opportunity to obtain psychoeducation and provide their peers with mutual support, information, and skills.

To see if a process group is right for you, please first meet with a counsellor for a walk-in session. Walk-in sessions are offered on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Days & Times

There are two SCHW Process Groups. One group meets Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the other group meets Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

LGBTQ2S+ Support Group

SCHW offers a drop-in support group to York’s LGBTQ2S+ student community. SCHW counsellors who identify as part of the LGBTQ2S+ community facilitate this group and create a safe and positive space where stories can be shared and support given. The group gives students the opportunity to be themselves in a world that often says that being themselves is not okay. Topics covered include coming out, gender and sexuality, finding safe spaces on campus/ during COVID-19, managing stress, connecting with broader community supports, and self-care. Group members are encouraged to lead the conversation and have agency over deciding what they would like discussed on any given week.

To join the next group or for more information please email counselling@glendon.yorku.ca.

Days & Times

The LGBTQ2S+ Support Group meets every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No registration is needed.

Racialized Students Support Group

SCHW offers a drop-in support group to York’s Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour (BIPOC) student community. The Racialized Students Support Group is a group co-facilitated by two racialized counsellors at SCHW and the Traditional Knowledge Keeper from The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS). The drop-in group provides a safe space for BIPOC students to reflect on their identities, experiences, and challenges and to build community. A focus of the group will placed on processing and healing from racial trauma.

To join the next group or for more information please contact: Tara Pouyat at tpouyat@yorku.ca or Sawan Sengupta at sawans@yorku.ca.

Days & Times

The Racialized Students Support Group meets every other Friday from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. No registration is needed.

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence

You are not alone! Student Counselling, Health & Well-being co-facilitates a support group for survivors of sexual violence with The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education. The support group meets every Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Register by contacting the Centre at 416-736-5211 or thecentre@yorku.ca