Mental Health & Wellness

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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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 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.

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Student Support Advisor

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 or through their booking system.

In addition to supporting students directly, they can also connect students to supports both on- and off-campus.

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King’s Students’ Union Healthcare Plan

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 or stop by the KSU office. 

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Dalhousie Health and Wellness

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.)

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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.

Helplines & other resources

211 Helplines

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.

On-Campus Resources

Community Supports