Campus Life

The Help You Need, When You Need It

Easy access to help is critical when you need it quickly. Please scan the list below for the most appropriate option for you.


Police/Fire: 911
QEII Emergency Department (1799 Robie Street): 902-473-2043
SMU Campus Security (emergency): 902-420-5000
Avalon Sexual Assault Centre: 902-425-0122
Mobile Crisis Intervention Service: 902-429-8167

Counselling and help lines

Helpline: 902-421-1188 (empathetic listening and referrals to community resources; includes mental health issues, food & housing support, addictions, and parental support)
SMU Counselling Centre: 902-420-5615
Gambling Help Line: 1-888-347-8888
Alcoholics Anonymous: 902-461-1119
Shepell-fgi: 1-855-649-8641 (counseling services available through your SMU insurance plan)

Remember: The Counselling Centre is not an emergency clinic. If you need emergency assistance, please go directly to the QEII Hospital Emergency Department.

Health services

SMU Student Health: 902-420-5611
SMU Health Services Nurse (24 Hours): 902-471-8129
SMU Housing & Residence Life Office: 902-420-5598


Adsum House (for homeless women and children): 902-423-4443
Bryony House (for battered women and children): 902-422-7650
Metro Turning Point (centre for homeless men): 902-420-3282


SMU Campus Security (non-emergency): 902-420-5577
Halifax District Office, Child Welfare: 902-425-5420