Support Groups

Facilitated by trained counsellors, our SCHW support groups offer safer spaces for you to express yourself and share experiences alongside fellow students at York. During these virtual sessions, you can feel free to participate as much as as little as you prefer. There are several benefits to attending these meetings, including:

  • 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; and
  • Making friends with other students on campus

Browse below to learn about each of these group offerings, and connect with us if you're interested in attending or simply want to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Group Sessions

SCHW is offering Fall drop-in (in-person) support groups for York’s 2SLGBTQIA+ student community, facilitated by counsellors who identify as part of the community. We create a safe space where stories can be shared, support given, and self-care nurtured. We look forward to meeting you!

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, email us at

Days & Times

Thursday, October 26 | 2-3 pm

Thursday, November 30 | 2-3 pm

This monthly drop-in group is facilitated by two SCHW racialized counsellors.  The group provides a safe space to share lived experiences and to build a supportive community for York students who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (BIPOC).  A focus of the group will be placed on processing and healing from racial trauma.  Topics vary from session to session but may include, managing embodied stress, intersectionality, family relationships, academic-related stress, inter-generational oppression, impacts of colonial histories, financial marginalization, upholding expectations, defying stereotypes, and self-care.

Registration for this group is required.  Please email us at for registration.  

The dates for the RSSG will be held on the last Tuesday of every month: 

Tuesday October 31, 2023 from 1:30 to 3 pm

Tuesday November 28, 2023 from 1:30 to 3 pm

Please check back for dates in 2024.

Unsure about joining a support group?

That's okay. Individual counselling may be the way to go. During your appointment, feel free to ask your counsellor for recommendations and/or details regarding the group options we currently offer. If you're interested in connecting with other students in a different setting, feel free to email us at for some advice, or browse through other student clubs and organizations at YorkU.