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Peer support is a mental health service comprised of students supporting students.
Through the Stay Connected Mental Health Project, King’s has three on-campus peer support workers who provide free, non-judgmental, confidential and safe mental health support to students.
Peer support workers will do in-person appointments by drop-in or appointment. Book an appointment.
Connect with Isaac Wright, King’s Student Support Advisor and Registered Social Worker. They provide guidance to students in person, virtually or by phone on matters related to mental health, housing and food insecurity, resource navigation and other topics related to student wellness. Students can book by emailing email@example.com or through their booking system.
In addition to supporting students directly, they can also connect students to supports both on- and off-campus.
Through Greenshield, students on the KSU healthcare plan receive coverage for mental health services provided by a psychologist, counselling therapist or social workers. These services are covered at 80% up to a maximum of $1,000 per academic year.
Further information on coverage can be found at Green Shield Canada. For help with claims or with any questions about the plan, please reach out to Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the KSU office.
Comprehensive Student Health and Wellness clinic available to all King’s students. Their free services include same-day counselling, ongoing counselling, medical appointments, psychiatry, nursing, and other services. To book a counselling appointment, call 902-494-2171 to book an appointment for later that day. (We recommend calling between 8am and 9:30am in order to get a spot.)
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. email@example.com
Hope for Wellness is a helpline for Indigenous people. All operators are trained in culturally relevant, trauma-informed approaches. The helpline is available 24/7 across Canada, and services are available in some Indigenous languages. Call 1-855-242-3310 or visit their website for online chat services.
Trans Lifeline is a helpline operated by trans people, for trans people. The helpline is available 24/7 and is operated by transgender active listeners. Call 1-877-330-6366.
Your computer has crashed and you've lost your paper? You've just broken up with your partner? Homesick? Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline for post-secondary students in Nova Scotia. Speak anonymously, receive information & supports for mental health, addictions and well-being. Call 1-833-292-3698
211 operates Women’s, Men’s and All-Gender Helplines, staffed 24/7 by professional counsellors. Ongoing counselling may be available by calling the helpline and asking the counsellor for follow-up appointments. To speak with a counsellor, call 211 and ask for the helpline you’d like to access.
A provincial 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
HealthyMindsNS, made possible through the Government of Nova Scotia, offers online mental health programs to complement the in-person counselling services available on campuses. E-mental health programs have proven to be an integral part of mental health supports – that also include in-person and on-campus resources.
Comprehensive Health and Wellness clinic available to all King's students. They offer drop-in and group counselling six days a week.
Our Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress, often referred to as the Blue Folder, is a resource for faculty and staff.
You may refer yourself to NS Mental Health and Addiction Services. Their intake clinicians will ask you questions to help determine the services you need. This intake call may take 15 to 20 minutes, and you will be asked for your Health Card number | 1-855-922-1122
Tranquility is a free online CBT coaching program for people experiencing depression and anxiety. The program is a combination of online modules focusing on coping skills, and weekly meeting with a trained mental health coach.
Laing House is a drop-in centre for youth living with a mood disorder, psychosis, and/or anxiety disorder. Members can meet friends who have gone through similar experiences. Programming includes art, meals, education and employment support, camping, music and more.