DeGroote School of Business


DeGroote recognizes the importance of holistic support that extends beyond the classroom and continues to reflect on where to invest and grow these services.

Keep an eye open for the launch of our new Wellness Service, Private Matters Psychotherapy, on Thursday, February 16. From 10:30 -11:30 a.m. stop by the Atrium to learn about Wellness Resources available for MBA students and a chance to win some DeGroote gear!

Questions? Email or stop by the Student Experience office

Wellness Support Services for MBA Students

Full-Time Students

Private Matters Psychotherapy  provides Individual and Group Counselling for Full-time MBA, Full -time Co-op and Full-time Accelerated Students

  • Available weekdays 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and weekends by appointment
  • To set up an appointment directly with the provider, use this link, call 905-681-7359 or email

Empower Me   Offers support for depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, adjusting to life in a new country, addictions, mild substance abuse, educational conflict, disordered eating, and more. You can also speak to a life coach about well-being and growth, career, relationships and finances.

  • Call 1- 833- 628 -5589 (toll-free) from anywhere in North America

Part-Time Students Offers free support tailored to the unique needs of students. Access real-time and appointment based support. Free & fully confidential, available anytime of day or night. Access to counsellors that speak your language and understand your culture.

  • 1-844-751-2133 or the my SSP app

Community Support for all MBA Students

905-972-8338 (Hamilton), 1-866-550-5205 (Niagara), 1-877-825-9011 (Halton) COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) answers the crisis line 24/7.

Occasionally all lines are busy, please leave a brief message and they will call back, typically within 10 minutes.


1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON (686868)

Good2Talk is a free mental health service for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7/365

Offers free walk-in counselling on Thursday from 1:00 – 7:30 pm

Distress Canter Halton
Halton/ Milton: 905-877-1211, Hamilton: 905-561-5800, Burlington: 905-681-1488, Oakville: 905-849-4541

Provides telephone and online support to people 365 days of the year 24/7

Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition
Provides suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

Main Campus Resources for all MBA Students

Chaplaincy Centre (all faiths)
MUSC 231 (Main campus student center)
905-525-9140 ext. 24207

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre
McMaster Medical Centre, Room 4B24
1200 Main Street West
905-521-2100 ext. 73557

Additional Reliable Websites