If you are thinking about suicide, or you’re worried about someone else, there is help and there is hope. Call or text 9-8-8 toll free, any time — lines are open 24/7/365. To learn more about 9-8-8 visit their website.

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HRM University Supports

dal-stay-connected-logoThe Stay Connected Mental Health Project is a visionary initiative made possible by a generous donation by Fred and Elizabeth Fountain, in memory of their son Alex.

We are shifting the culture of how youth and their families transition from paediatric to adult-based mental health services, and supporting collaborative pathways between universities and mental health and addiction services when needed.

Creating Pathways & Overcoming Barriers

For more information, contact Deborah Phillips at [email protected]

HRM University Supports

If you are attending university in Halifax, find support by calling:


Counselling Services             902-494-2171
Health Services                      902-494-2171
Security                                  902-494-4109              (24/7)

King’s College

Dal Counselling                     902-494-2081
Dal Health                              902-494-2171
Dean of Students Office         902-422-1271, ext. 131
Residence Don on-duty         902-422-1271, ext. 132
(ask for Don on duty)

Mount Saint Vincent University

Counselling Services             902-457-6567
Health Services                      902-457-6354
Security                                 902-457-6412              (24/7)
www.msvu.ca/counsellingservices or www.msvu.ca/healthservices

NSCAD University

Counselling Services             902-494-8260
SMU Health Services            902-420-5611

Saint Mary’s University

Counselling Centre                902-420-5615
Student Health                      902-420-5611
Residence Desk                    902-420-5591              (24/7)

Look for Mental Health Peer Support on all campuses

***Contact Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at 902-429-8167 for urgent intervention

A downloadable version of this document is available here.

Resources for Substance Use Post Secondary

Links to resources related to substance use related policies, alcohol, cannabis, opioids, across substances, resources for facilitating dialogue on campus about substance use, sexual violence, residence, learning environments, related frameworks and additional planning resources and engagement tools.

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