Oscar

Providing a safe campus for all students

University life often presents many challenges. Whether you are having trouble managing time, dealing with relationship issues, stressed about exams or coping with depression and/or anxiety - our professional counsellors are trained to work with you to find solutions, make positive changes and create clear goals to achieve success during your time at the Mount. We understand that the journey through post secondary education can be both exciting and scary so we provide you with resources that will allow you to help yourself and others.

About our Services

Our counselling services team provides FREE personal and academic counselling to any registered Mount student in individual, couple and group settings. Our team has a number of services available so that the needs of each student are addressed by highly skilled and professional staff, from health and wellness to academia. In addition, Wellness Workshops, group programs, and exam bootcamps are offered throughout the academic year.

Therapy Dog Program

The Mount was the first University in Atlantic Canada to implement a therapy dog program. Since 2011, Oscar the therapy dog has been bringing cuddles to the Mount community. You can visit Oscar regularly as he hosts Puppy Power Hour every Thursday from 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. in the Students’ Union office (Rosaria Student Centre). Read Oscar's story »

Contact the Counselling Services team

If you would like to make an appointment with a counsellor, please come to Evaristus 218, call us at 902-457-6567 or email us at counselling@msvu.ca. Our office is open from 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Appointments are FREE and confidential.

What to expect at your first appointment

Your first appointment will provide you with an opportunity to talk confidentially with a counsellor who will talk with you about some of the reasons you scheduled the appointment and will evaluate what ongoing services or resources will be most helpful for you.

1. Arrive at Evaristus 218 a few minutes before your scheduled appointment
2. Check in at the main desk and fill out an intake form   
3. Relax until a counsellor comes out to meet you  

 

What to do if you're concerned about a student

Members of the Mount community are encouraged to contact a member of Counselling Services if you're concerned about a student who is displaying signs of distress or concern. Through informal consultation, our team may be able to suggest possible intervention strategies. Review our Guide to Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress »