University Security Emergency Line (24 hours)
Residence Services Front Desk (24 hours)
Emergency Police & Fire
QEII Emergency Department
Located on 1799 Robie Street
IWK Emergency Department
For children and youth who are ill or injured up to their 16th birthday and children and youth with mental health care needs up to their 19th birthday.
Located on South St. (near Robie St.)


Free, Confidential, 24/7 Phone counselling service
Crisis Text Line Powered by Kid’s Help Phone
Free, Confidential, 24/7 Phone counselling service
Just text "Good2TalkNS" to 686868 to be connected to a volunteer-supporter from the privacy of your phone.
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (24 hours Crisis Support via Phone)
or 1-888-429-8167(toll free) 
The Counselling Centre (Sept – May 8:30am-4:30pm:June – Aug 8:30am-4pm: Closed 12-1pm) 
902-420-5615 or (virtual appointments by telephone or video currently available) 
The Student Health Services (Fall/Winter/Spring Semesters 9am-4:30pm: Summer Semester 9am-4pm: Closed 12:30-1:30pm)
SHS Website
Family Focus (After-Hours) 
Family Focus Website
Avalon Sexual Assault Centre (8:30am-4:30pm; closed 12:30-1:30pm)
*Due to Covid-19 we recommend checking the Avalon website regarding their current procedures*
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) 24-hour Response Line


Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is an e-mental health resource that can be accessed at: (go to My pathways)

Healthy Minds NS

Healthy Minds NS SMU Logo

Saint Mary’s University currently offers three services through HealthyMindsNS: TAO, Crisis Text Line, and Good2Talk. 

Mental Health Advocates

The Counselling Centre has developed an online program to learn more about a variety of mental health related subjects. The Mental Health Advocates program also offers co-curricular hours, which can be awarded after 10 or more modules are completed. 

Healthy Minds App

Information on App:

Healthy Minds is now available for free for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod Touch through the App Store or through and

Transitions Booklet

Transitions is a free mental health booklet. To view the booklet please click the link .

Other Counselling Initiatives

The Counselling Centre has various mental health initiatives we have developed which include: How to Identify and Refer a Student in Distress, and SMU Talks for Faculty and Staff.


Virtual Library

Find a listing of resources available to you online free of charge on many different topics including Healthy Relationships, Self Esteem and Stress.

Resource Library

We Care on Book page

The Counselling Centre houses over 300 books available for students, faculty and staff to borrow on topics such as Anger, Anxiety/Panic/Phobias and Health & Wellbeing. Feel free to stop by The Counselling Centre to see the collection and borrow a book. You don't have to be a client of ours to do so.

Mental Health Roadmap

 Mental Health Roadmap

A listing of on and off campus resources for Saint Mary's University students.


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