Are You a Student in Crisis?

A list of Emergency and other important numbers for Saint Mary's University students can be found on our resources page.


If you are at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, you are in an emergency situation. You should call 911 or go directly to the hospital:
  • QEII Emergency Department (19 years old and over) - located on 1799 Robie Street or
  • IWK Emergency Department (under 19 years old) - located on South Street (near Robie Street)
The Counselling Centre is here to support you, however, if you are experiencing an emergency there are more suitable options to address your immediate needs.

Urgent Need for Support

If you need help as soon as possible but are not at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, you can contact The Counselling Centre at and we will work with you to address your concerns.

The Counselling Centre Hours of Operation:
September – May: 8:30am-12pm, 1pm-4:30 pm Monday to Friday
June – August: 8:30am-12pm, 1pm-4:00 pm Monday to Friday

Crisis Text Line powered by Kid’s Help Phone - Just text Good2TalkNS to 686868 to be connected to a volunteer-supporter from the privacy of your phone.

If you require assistance outside of The Counselling Centre hours of operation, please call:

Good2Talk 1-833-292-3698
The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at 902-429-8167.
Please note: If you call the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team they may not answer immediately but will return your call within 30 minutes.
Wellness Together Canada offers help in the following six areas:
  • Coping with Covid-19
  • Managing low mood
  • Managing worry
  • Coping with stress
  • Strengthening relationships
  • Managing substance abuse

For those in distress, needing immediate support, please use the following contacts for your specific group:

Adults: Text WELLNESS  to 741741

Youth: Text WELLNESS to 686868

Indigenous Peoples: Can also reach out to HOPE FOR WELLNESS at 1-855-242-3310


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