Most universities and college campuses in Nova Scotia offer students a range of services to help them adjust to life on campus and provide support when it is needed. There are usually three centres that can offer a helping hand: counseling services, the health centre, and student services.

A helping hand at school: Resources

Contact information for universities and colleges in Capital Health district.

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie Counselling Services Centre
4th Floor, Student Union Building
6136 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 4J2
(P) 494-2081

Take note: The Dal Counselling Centre offers a program called Beat the Stress Before It Starts, which uses improv games to tickle your funny bone and bring a little fun into your day.

Dalhousie Health Services
6230 Coburg Road,
Halifax NS, B3H 4J5
(P) 494-2171

Take note: There is an answering service if you need to reach someone after hours.

Dalhousie Student Services
Student Services Studley Campus
Room G28, Main Level
Killam Library
Telephone: 494-2404

Take note: Dal offers a Peer Health program. The focus is on four key areas: addictions, sexual health; nutrition & physical activity; and mind-body health.
Saint Mary’s University

Student Counselling Services
4th Floor
Student Centre
(P) 420-5615

Take note: Students are seen individually, and as couples, for assistance with a range of personal problems such as anxiety, stress management, and difficulties in relationships.

Student Services

Take note: Student Services is a team of professionals who provide a range of diverse services designed to facilitate students' psychological, physical, cultural, spiritual, emotional and educational development.

Student Health Services
4th Floor
Student Centre
(P) 420-5611 or 496-8778

Take note: Your health records are absolutely confidential. They are not released for any reason without a signed consent form from you. The Student Health Office has a privacy statement for all patients.

Atlantic School of Theology
(Affiliated with SMU)

Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

Student and Academic Services
(P) 494-8130

Take note:  If personal, academic or financial difficulties are interfering with your studies, Student Services can offer assistance and support.

Mount Saint Vincent University

Counselling Services
Department of Student Affairs
Evaristus, Room 218                
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3M 2J6
(P) 457-6567

Take note: Counselling and Psychological Services are available free of charge to all registered Mount students.

Student Affairs
Department of Student Affairs
Evaristus, Room 218                
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3M 2J6
(P)  457-6567

Take note: The Mount offers a variety of services for students with disabilities and the faculty who teach them.

Health Services

Assisi Hall, 2nd Floor
(P) 457-6354

Take note: The Health Services department aims to provide quality health care in a warm and friendly atmosphere, where you will be treated with respect.

Nova Scotia Community College

Student Services

Take note: NSCC offers a number of services to students with health conditions and disabilities including academic meetings, Disability Resource Facilitators, assistive technology, note-taking, physical accessibility, test accommodations, tutoring, and library services.

Centres for Student Success

  • Akerley Campus - (902) 491-4940
  • Annapolis Valley Campus - (902) 825-2930
  • Burridge Campus - (902) 742-0760
  • Cumberland Campus - (902) 597-4101
  • Waterfront Campus - (902) 491-1793
  • Institute of Technology Campus - (902) 491-4752
  • Kingstec Campus - (902) 679-7361 & (902) 679-7359
  • Lunenburg Campus - (902) 543-2295
  • Marconi Campus - (902) 563-2464
  • Pictou Campus - (902) 755-7299
  • Shelburne Campus - (902) 875-8640
  • Strait Area Campus - (902) 625-4017
  • Truro Campus - (902) 893-5346

Take note:
The Centre for Student Success is pretty much the first thing you see when you walk into any NSCC campus across the province. It's a one-stop shop.

University of Kings College
(Please see Dalhousie)