Help and Support Resources
Acadia University Counselling Services
Support is available to you through the Acadia University Counselling Centre, located in the Old SUB. We are here to help. We're open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-12pm & 1:30pm-4:30pm. To book an appointment please call 902.585.1246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we are not an emergency service. For emergency or after hours service on-campus, please call Safety & Security at 902.585.1103
Acadia Women's Centre
This peer-run centre that offers support to students and offers them a safe and inclusive space to talk about issues within Acadia’s community.
Acadia Mental Health Initiative
This peer-run initiative that seeks to promote mental wellness on campus through a combination of peer support and advocacy.
Acadia Pride is a peer run service aimed at providing an outlet for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gendered, two-spirited, and queer (LGBT2IQ) individuals, as well as friends, and allies.
Call 1.833.292.3698 for a free, confidential helpline that provides professional counselling and support for university and college students.
NS Mental Health Crisis Line
Dial 1.888.429.8167 for this toll free, 24/7 services delivered by the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT). This provincial service provides crisis intervention for children, youth, and adults experiencing a mental health crisis or mental distress.
Dalhousie University Sexual Assault and Harassment Phone Line
This service offers confidential and anonymous, non-judgemental, active listening and support to anyone who has experienced or has been affected by sexualized violence. The Phone Line can be reached at 902.425.1066 between 12pm and 12am daily, 7 days a week.
Chrysalis House is a local, non-profit grassroots organization that provides shelter, support, counselling, advocacy, and outreach for abused women and their children in Kings, Annapolis, and West Hants counties. Services are available for women who have been psychologically, emotionally, physically, and/or sexually abused. You can call their 24 Hour Help Line at 902.679.1922 or toll-free at 1.800.264.8682
Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse, and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social injustice and other forms of oppression. Its services are available in the HRM area only. Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 pm, or call 902.422.4240
Break the Silence
Break the Silence maintains a list of helpful support resources similar to those above.
Acadia University Health Centre
Acadia University has its own student health clinic located on-campus in Dennis House, West Side. The Clinic offers physician services by appointment that can be booked online.
Valley Regional Hospital
The closest hospital to Acadia is located at 150 Exhibition St., Kentville and operates an emergency department 24/7. If you need help immediately, call 911.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in medical forensic care for patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. Visit their website for more information and to find the location of emergency department and health centres that offer SANE programs.
The Red Door
The Red Door is a confidential sexual health service located in Kentville that offers health education and health promotion to youth 13-30 years of age. The team of doctors and nurses can help you with a variety of sexual health related issues.
Nova Scotia 811
Call 811 to talk to a registered nurse around the clock, seven days a week. 811 service is available in over 125 languages.
Nova Scotia's Department of Justice offers Victim Service Centres, including one in Kentville, for support. You can call the Kentville office toll-free at 1.800.565.1805
Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors
To give adult survivors of sexual assault better support, the province of Nova Scotia offers confidential, independent legal advice. You do not have to report to police or take legal action if you use this service.
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