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This section contains resources that exist to support Residents and Fellows. These supports assist with a variety of concerns including, but not limited to: resident well being, information regarding rights, and organizations that assist with a variety of concerns including harassment and disability.

Counseling/Psychotherapy and Referral Services

The Office of Resident Wellness offers accessible counseling/psychotherapy and referral services for currently training Residents and Fellows, addressing a full range of personal and professional concerns. This confidential service is free of charge to all trainees.

Appointments and information can be gained by contacting the Wellness Coordinator, Diana Nuss: or (416) 946-3074.

Chris Trevelyan, M.S.W., R.S.W.

(Available Monday – Friday. Please contact the office for available times)

I have worked as a counselor/psychotherapist in a variety of settings with a wide range of people, diverse in identity and presenting concerns. I aim to facilitate a process of self-reflection and skill-building for trainees so that they feel better able to navigate and overcome whatever challenges they are facing. I incorporate a number of therapeutic approaches into my work, tailoring these to the individual or couple, including cognitive and behavioural perspectives, relational psychotherapy, and mindfulness.


Distress & Referral Services

PARO Distress Helpline

24-Hour Hotline: 1-866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362).
This resource is also available online on the PARO website.


Physician Health Program

A confidential service providing assistance on issues, such as stress, burnout, mental health, and substance use issues, to both physicians and their families. They offer expedited referrals to third party providers with expertise in physician health. Please visit their website for more information or call 1-800-851-6606.

Confidential help line: 1-800-851-6606

Physician Health Education Web Sites

ePhysicianHealth is the world’s first comprehensive, online physician health and wellness resource designed to help physicians and physicians-in-training become resilient in their professional and personal lives.


CMA Physician Health & Wellness Centre

The CMA Physician Health & Wellness Centre provides leadership, education, and research to keep Canadian physicians healthy.


CAIR E-Library

The E-Library is a comprehensive repository of documents about CAIR and resident issues. It is also an online resource centre for information about CAIR’s stakeholders and other key organizations involved in health care in Canada and around the world.

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