TAO Self-Help is an online platform of tools and interactive modules that can help you manage the many stressors that come with university life and can help you bounce back from challenging times.

By watching the videos and completing the interactive components, you'll gain the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills you need to achieve your personal goals. 

TAO Self-Help is:

  • designed with busy students in mind
  • mobile-friendly
  • meant to be completed at your own pace, when you want, wherever you are

You can work on your goals whenever and wherever you’d like, whether you’ve got 10 minutes or an hour. TAO empowers you to take charge of your life through various pathways, whether you are struggling with sadness, relationship challenges, or other stressors.

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How does it work?

We want you to have free, 24/7, year-round access to resources that help you handle life and feel your best emotionally. TAO Self-Help can improve your understanding, and management of, how you feel, think and act.

How does it work?

  • Watch short, informativevideos and take part in brief exercises.
  • Track your moods and progress with a wellness survey or logs.
  • Use the Mindfulness Library and relaxation videos.

TAO can help you to manage your own emotional well-being without the help of a counsellor, or it can be incorporated into your counselling sessions.

TAO Self-Help is a free resource for all uOttawa students, staff, and faculty. No appointment is necessary. You can start immediately:

  1. Access the TAO Self-Help Webpage
  2. Fill out all the User Information fields (use your @uOttawa.ca email address).
  3. Create a Password and Confirm your Password.
  4. Leave the 'Enrollment Key' field blank and click Sign Me Up.
  5. Check your email. You will be sent a Welcome to TAO email with a confirmation link which you must click on to sign in.
  6. Start your TAO journey by choosing the pathways that are right for you! Log back into TAO at any time.
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Already have an account?

You can use TAO on any web platform, or you can download the app from the PlayStore or the App Store.