Health & Wellness Supports

Feeling stressed or anxious? These emotions can be a normal part of life at university. But you know yourself best, and when classes, work, family, and even life, seem overwhelming, there’s never a wrong time to reach out for help. Please know that we are here to support you.

We're here to help

Innis College offers students two dedicated health and wellness-focused staff members, plus a Master of Social Work intern, who you can connect with in private, one-to-one settings.

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Daina Zweig

Assistant Dean – Community Wellness

Daina can help you better understand and access the University’s many wellness resources. Think of Daina as a supportive first stop when you have questions.

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Alex Boross-Harmer

Master of Social Work intern

Like Daina, Alex can meet with you in a one-to-one setting to help you navigate the range of wellness supports on and off campus. 

Tracey Doyle

Tracey Doyle

Health & Wellness Counsellor

Tracey can help you with many mental health issues, including:

  • Relationship or interpersonal problems
  • Self-esteem or body image concerns
  • Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Academic and school pressures

Navi can help you find mental health resources

Navi - Your Mental Health WayfinderNavi is U of T’s anonymous and confidential virtual wayfinder that helps you navigate mental health resources on and off campus, allowing you to decide which ones are right for your needs. Navi, short for navigator, is a chat-based virtual assistant that can understand the questions you ask, and provide accurate and relevant responses – any time, anywhere.

Need to talk to someone right now? Support is here for you

U of T’s Telus Health Student Support (THSS) program gives you immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24/7 support for any school, health, or general life concern. This is a free service.

There are two ways you can get help:

Phone – Within North America call 1-844-451-9700. Ongoing support is available over the phone in 146 languages. Immediate support is available over the phone in 35 languages.

Online Chat – To chat, download the THSS app: Apple App Store | Google Play. Support is available in simplified Chinese, English, French and Spanish.

GET URGENT HELP. CALL 911 if you are at immediate risk.


  • feeling desperate and hopeless or
  • worried you might hurt yourself or
  • having or know someone having suicidal thoughts and
  • are alone with no one to talk to


  • made a plan, the means to hurt yourself or someone else
  • attempted suicide
  • hurt yourself before
  • If you are feeling desperate and hopeless, or worried you might hurt yourself or someone else
  • If you are having suicidal thoughts and are alone with no one to talk to

Get personal help finding mental health and wellness resources

Daina Zweig, Innis’s assistant dean — community wellness, can help you find the appropriate mental health resources specific to your concern(s). Daina also welcomes any health- and wellness-related questions you may have.

To make an appointment with Daina, please book here, completing the “Wellness Advising Appointment” option. 

Check out these helpful how-to guides, created by students and staff on our Community Wellness team:

Accessing off-campus therapy

Getting reimbursed for your therapy

Navigating on-campus wellness resources

Book an appointment with our health and wellness counsellor

Tracey Doyle, Innis’s health and wellness counsellor, is dedicated to counselling students with a wide range of mental health concerns. To book an appointment online or in-person (when available):

  • Call the Health & Wellness Centre directly at 416-978-8030 and request an appointment with Tracey. Mention that you are a student at Innis College.
  • If you need help with booking, email Daina Zweig, our assistant dean — community wellness, within the Office of Student Life.

More health and wellness resources