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

Resources for Faculty and Staff

While Counselling Services can only be accessed by current MSVU students, there are resources available to support the mental health of faculty and staff on-campus, off-campus, and online.

On-Campus Resources

Health Office

Campus Security

  • Call 902 457 6412 for non-emergencies.
  • Call 902 457 6111 for an on-campus emergency, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Harassment and Discrimination Advisor

Off-Campus Resources

The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a free, confidential counselling service for MSVU employees offered in partnership with Morneau Shepell.

  • Call 1 844 880 9142
  • The EFAP provider, LifeWorks, has an online toolbox to connect faculty and staff to a suite of supports to match your needs.

211 Nova Scotia

  • Call 211, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • 211 is a free, confidential information and referral service that can connect you to thousands of programs and services across Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions (NSMHA)

  • Call 1 855 922 1122 to book a free intake appointment.
  • Free mental health services for anyone in the community.

Find a registered professional in private practice

Alice House

  • 902 466 8459
  • Safe second-stage housing and supportive counselling for women and children in Nova Scotia in their recovery from intimate partner violence.

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

  • Call 902 422 4240
  • If you have experienced sexual assault in the last 7 days, call 902 425 0122 to speak with a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE).

Bryony House

  • Call 902 423 7183 (main line) or 902 422 7650 (distress line)
  • 24-bed transition shelter that assists those affected by intimate partner abuse.

Nisa Homes

  • Call 1 888 456 8043 ext. 409
  • Muslim women’s shelter that provides a safe haven and support services for women, with or without children, who are fleeing domestic violence, poverty or seeking asylum.

Online Resources

Wellness Together Canada

  • Call 1 866 585 0445
  • Text WELLNESS to 741741

Hope for Wellness Helpline for Indigenous Peoples

Anxiety Canada

  • Suite of resources available including CBT app, online courses, and online group therapy


Eating Disorder

Emergency resources for students, faculty and staff

Non-emergency resources for students

What to do if you are concerned about a student

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.