902 457 6567 | counselling@msvu.ca | EMF 141

About our Services

As part of MSVU Health & Wellness Services, our Counselling Services team provides free personal and academic counselling to any registered Mount student in a relaxed and confidential environment. Client confidentiality is maintained according to the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Our Reception Desk is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (8:30am to 4:00pm from June 1 to August 31). Daytime and evening appointments are available.

COVID-19 policy: Effective September 5th, 2023, Counselling Services will be adopting a new masking policy. Students accessing in-person counselling appointments will be able to choose whether they and their counsellor wear masks according to their own preference.

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How to Book

Book an intake appointment to start accessing regular, ongoing counselling sessions.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday by phone, video via TAO, or in-person.

Email counselling@msvu.ca, call 902 457 6567, or visit the Student Services desk at EMF 108.

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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.

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Get Help Now

If you are at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, you are in an emergency.

Find a list of emergency resources here.

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Peer Support

Get extra mental health support from your fellow Mount students.

Visit their lounge in Assisi 203, with hours available Monday to Thursday in the Fall and Winter semesters.

Email peer.support@msvu.ca to connect with a Peer Support Worker.

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30-Minute Drop-in Appointments

Drop-in appointments available year-round to provide support for immediate concerns that cannot wait for a regular counselling session.

Please note that drop-ins are limited in scope and are intended to provide direct support for a single concern or issue.

Counselling Services is not an emergency clinic. All emergencies (e.g., serious threats of violence, actively suicidal individuals) should be directed to a hospital emergency department or to call 911.

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Wellness with Wendell Hour

Hang out with MSVU’s Registered Therapy Dog, Wendell!

He’s on campus every second Monday from 1:00-2:30 pm on the main floor of the library.

Wendell also helps at workshops and other events. Email wendell@msvu.ca to book him for yours!

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Resources for Students

Find on-campus, off-campus, and online mental health resources for postsecondary students here.

Text, phone, online, and in-person options available.

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Resources for Faculty and Staff

Find on-campus, off-campus, and online mental health resources for faculty and staff here.

Text, phone, online and in-person options available.

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Meet Our Team

Learn more about the MSVU Counselling team.

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Other Campus Health & Wellness Services

Visit the Health Office website.

Visit the Mount Fitness Centre and Campus Rec website.

View the A-Z list of student services and supports.

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Mental Health Training Workshops

The Inquiring Mind: Post-Secondary: 4-hour course available in-person and virtually for students through Counselling Services.

Mental Health First Aid: 1-day course available in-person and virtually for students, faculty and staff through Counselling Services.

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TAO: Therapy Assistance Online

Log in for video counselling sessions.

Find other interactive mental health tools to meet your needs today.

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Healthy Minds NS

Healthy Minds NS is a suite of online mental health resources, available free to postsecondary students, to complement the mental health supports and services available on campuses.

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Free, confidential support 24/7 for postsecondary students in Nova Scotia.

Call 1 833 292 3698 or text GOOD2TALKNS to 686868.

Also available in Ontario: call 1 866 925 5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868.

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A safe, anonymous online peer community for your mental health.

Freely available 24/7 to all youth and young adults aged 16+ and postsecondary students in Nova Scotia and Alberta.

Counselling Services is not an emergency clinic.

All emergencies (e.g., serious threats of violence, actively suicidal individuals) should be directed to a hospital emergency department or to call 911.

Campus security should be contacted for any emergencies that take place on campus. They can be reached at 902 457 6111, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.