E-Mental Health

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) & E-Mental Health

E-mental health resources are available on the internet, accessed either by computer or smartphone. You can use these resources to learn more about a specific or general aspect of mental health, as well as tools for your own mental health. Most often, the resources are available 24/7; as long as you have access to the internet!

On this page:
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
Mental Health Advocates
Relaxation Apps
Meditation Apps


TAO is an e-mental health resource that can be accessed at https://thepath-ca.taoconnect.org (go to My pathways). Register with your smu.ca email address for free access!

The app is also avalable at: https://www.taoconnect.org/app/

TAO can be used as a self-guided tool, consisting of educational and interactive modules, practice tools, journals and progress measures. The self-help option allows you to move through the courses at your own pace, when you’re feeling down and need encouragement, or visiting the mindfulness library when you need a moment to meditate.

Therapy Assistance Online Info

If you are a client of The Counselling Centre, the Counsellors will often set up a TAO account for you and help with selecting tools and modules which are best suited to your needs. 


Mental Health Advocates 2019-2020
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Career 360     
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Mental Health Advocates is a program where students can learn about a variety of mental health related issues; while also earning Co-curricular hours! 

Modules include: 

  • Addressing Academic Anxiety
  • Creating Balance in a Non-stop World
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Loss and Grief
  • Men’s Mental Health
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Mindfulness
  • Understanding Distress Intolerance
  • Peers Supporting Peers
  • Perfectionism
  • Personal Boundaries
  • Cultural Considerations in Mental Health
  • Relationships
  • Stress, Mental Illness, and Mental Health
  • Suicide Awareness
  • The Impact of Sleep on Mental Health
  • Trauma
  • Understanding & Coping with Anxiety
  • Understanding & Coping with Depression
  • ADHD

Qualifying for Co-Curricular Record Certification:

Students who complete a minimum of 10 hours of online modules (each module equals 1 hour) will be eligible to receive certification on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR). 

To register for Mental Health Advocates: sign into Brightspace. Under the 'Restricted Courses' tab, there is the option for 'Self Registration'. Once there, click on the hyperlinked name "Mental Health Advocates" to register. To have the CCR hours applied, sign into Career360. 


**Note: The Counselling Centre provides the below information to students, but is in no way associated, paid by, or supported by the applications/websites listed below. Nor does The Counselling Centre necessarily endorse all the information provided by these services. Individuals should use their own discretion if choosing to use these applications.***


Youtube has many playlists with relaxing music. 

Calm Relaxation and Sleep (free and subscription options)

Day One Journaling App (free and subscription options)

  Suggestions? email counselling@smu.ca


Headspace (free and subscription options)

Insight Timer  (free and subscription options)

  Suggestions? email counselling@smu.ca


(free 30 days trial, paid subscription thereafter)


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