Get Involved


Join events to support your mental health and get involved in a community of like-minded peers. Continue to check back regularly for events by the Counselling Centre and Peer Support Program.


Drop-in programs

All current students are welcome to attend drop-in programs.

Peer Support Program

Peer Supporters are trained upper-year Saint Mary’s students who offer peer-to-peer mental health support. You can meet with a Peer Supporter to discuss mental health, learn resiliency and coping strategies, and find out about resources. Join their events or one-to-one support during office hours.

Halifax Toastmasters

Do you want to get better at public speaking or overcome your fear of public speaking? Join Halifax Toastmasters at SMU.

Mental Health Advocates

Learn about mental health while building your extracurricular involvement. Students who complete a minimum of 10 modules are eligible to receive certification on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Examples of module topics include mental health resources, cultural considerations in mental health, mindfulness, perfectionism, relationships, suicide awareness, and stress and mental illness.

To register for Mental Health Advocates:

  1. Sign into Brightspace.
  2. Under the “Discover” tab,
  3. Select “Mental Health Advocates.”

Once you complete ten modules, log in to Career360 to request your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) certification.

The Counselling Centre at Saint Mary's University
4th Floor Student Centre, SC406
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 3C3

Phone: 902-420-5615

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