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. In-person services will not be available, and service 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 Dons are post-graduate students and young adults who were in the same place as you just a few years ago.

Available Every Day 4 p.m. — 8 a.m.
Phone Alexandra Hall Front Desk and ask them to connect you to the duty don.
902 422-1271 ext. 132

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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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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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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.

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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.

Quarantine and Coffee with Hazel

Join Dal’s Social Worker, Hazel for Quarantine and Coffee, a drop-in group chat, every Wednesday from 1:30–3pm. 

Help Lines

On-Campus Resources

Community Supports

These services will be available again next Fall:

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Stay Connected Peer Support

Speak to other students who experience all the same ups and downs as you.

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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Front Desk and Patrol

The backbone of the King’s community, Patrol and Front Desk, students just like you, provide peer support every night of the week.

Alexandra Hall Front desk is staffed 24/7. Patrol is on call every day of the week from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.; call Front Desk to be connected to Patrol. 902 422-1271 ext. 132