Mental Health & Wellness

Please note:

Due to our ongoing health and safety response to COVID-19, some of the following resources may not be available as described. Service and hours of operation may differ.

Need someone to talk to?

The King’s Community is here for each other, and there are Mental Health Resources at King’s and Dalhousie that you can access.

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The Deans & the Dons

The Deans live on campus, available to offer a listening ear at any time to both residence and day students.

Dean of Students: Katie Merwin
Office located on the First Floor of the Arts & Administration Building

Assistant Dean: Tim Lade
Office located behind Alexandra Hall Front Desk

The Residence Life Staff Team (RLS) is made up of Junior Dons (undergraduate students) and Dons (graduate students/young professionals) who are committed to providing an exceptional on-campus experience. They live in the residence community and are on duty every night and throughout the weekend. You can always knock on their door or check out the duty schedule in the residence portal. RLS will also run events, be a support network when you are struggling, and are here to help you fulfill your potential at King’s.

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Stay Connected Peer Support

Peer support is a mental health service comprised of students supporting students.

Through the Stay Connected Mental Health Project, King’s has two on-campus peer support workers who provide free, non-judgmental, confidential, and safe mental health support to students.

Their office is located on the First Floor of the Arts & Administration building, staffed four days a week for two hours in the afternoon.

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Dalhousie Health and Wellness

Comprehensive Health and Wellness clinic available to all King’s students. They offer services six days a week/They are currently offering same-day counselling over the phone.

Tel: 902-494-2171

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Front Desk

The Front Desk is staffed by students just like you, who provide peer support every night of the week during the academic year.

Alexandra Hall Front desk is staffed 24/7 and can be reached at 902-422-1271 ext.132.

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In this stressful time, Good2Talk is here for you. A free, confidential helpline for post-secondary students in Nova Scotia. Speak anonymously, receive information and supports for mental health, addictions and well-being on and off campus.

Tel: 1-833-292-3698

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Mental Health Mobile Crisis

A pronvincial crisis intervention service staffed by social workers. Available 24/7 to support callers who present with suicidal thoughts, self-harming thoughts or behaviours, overwhelming anxiety, depression, substance use difficulties, or any other mental health concerns. Crisis is self-defined by the individual calling for support.

Tel: 1-888-429-8167

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Dalhousie Social Worker

Dal’s social workers can help you solve and cope with a variety of problems from academic accessibility to finances to relationship difficulties.

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The Chaplain

The King’s Chaplain, Father Ranall Ingalls, is available to all students from any faith or none.

Office located on the First Floor of the Arts & Administration Building. Drop by Father Ingalls’ office any time, or email to make an appointment.

Help Lines

On-Campus Resources

Community Supports