Health & Wellness

Mental Health

Welcome to the Counselling Centre

We provide a broad range of free, confidential services to students currently registered and attending classes at Acadia University.

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.

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)

Updated March 26, 2020

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.

You should stay home.

If you are worried that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please use the self-assessment tool provided by 811.

For all other health-related inquires clearly not related to COVID-19, students may contact Student Health Centre or other Medical Centres.

A reminder of our e-mental health tool:

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

Thank you.

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

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Contact us for an appointment:

Old SUB lower level
Tel: 902.585.1246


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