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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The Dean & the Dons

The Dean and Dons 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
katie.merwin@ukings.ca

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 three days a week for two hours in the afternoon.

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Student Support Advisor

Connect with Isa Wright, King’s Student Support Advisor. They provide guidance to students from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the student support office on the first floor of the Arts & Administration building. You can book time with them by emailing isa.wright@ukings.ca or through their booking system.

In addition to supporting students directly, they can also connect students to clinical 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, counselors or social workers. These services are covered at 80% up to a max of $750 for the year.

For help with claims or with any questions about the plan please reach out to Rebecca at coordinator@ksu.ca or stop by the KSU office. For claims students policy numbers are with student number (b00) with UKC replacing the B00.

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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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Good2Talk

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. ranall.ingalls@ukings.ca

Help Lines & other resources

On-Campus Resources

Community Supports