Health & Wellness

Mental Health

Welcome to the Counselling Centre

The Counselling Centre offers free and confidential services for all Acadia students and we are here to support your mental health needs.

We use a Stepped Care 2.0 model of service delivery that strives to offer a 30-minute first appointment within 24 hours to create a plan based on your concerns and needs. Plans may include individual or group counselling, e-mental health options, and/or peer support.

Counselling Centre changes due to COVID-19

  • Appointments can be made by emailing No drop-in appointments.
  • Counsellors are seeing clients virtually, by phone and in person if deemed necessary by the Counselling Centre
  • If an in-person appointment is needed, then we will inform you of the protocols for coming into the Counselling Centre

Mental Health Emergencies

  • Contact Acadia Safety & Security at 902.585.1103
  • Go to Valley Regional Hospital or call 911
  • Call NS Mental Health Crisis Line: 1.888.429.8167

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As we are seeing, the situation regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is changing daily, as is public health advice. In addition, some of us may find ourselves needing to self-isolate. In light of this, we will provide our counselling services through phone or video (FaceTime, Zoom, etc.) options.

Please visit Acadia's COVID-19 information website for details and updates.

A reminder of our e-mental health tools:

HealthyMinds NS: HealthyMindsNS online mental health services

Should you need crisis mental health counselling:

Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help line: 1-855-242-3310

Watch our webinar, "Taking Care of Your Mental Health":

Contact us for an appointment:
Tel: 902.585.1246

Old SUB lower level


Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm