During their enrolment at the university, students may need assistance to work through problems or issues that relate to their personal growth and development and to their participation in the university community. The Manager of Financial Aid and Student Counseling is available for consultation in regard to such matters, which might include personal, social, or academic concerns.
When necessary, referrals to Dr. Maureen Gorman Psychological Services will be made. Students experiencing concerns that may affect their involvement at the university are encouraged to take advantage of this service, which is both informal and confidential. Dr. Maureen Gorman Psychological Services is located at 33 Ochterloney St., Suite 145, Dartmouth, NS (Quaker Landing Bldg). With over 30 years of experience working in hospital, mental health, university counseling, and volunteer sector settings, Dr. Gorman offers an eclectic approach to helping you help yourself. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment, coping, chronic pain & illness, stress & trauma, work issues, caregiver issues, life transitions, relationships, and disruptive behaviour. Call or email for appointments: 902-441-1292 - eastlink.ca. Students can refer themselves for counseling directly. This service is funded by NSCAD and NSCAD's Student Health Insurance providers and will not cost a student anything out of pocket.
If mental health is an issue for you, you might want to take a look through NSCAD's Wellness page, with a wealth of resources for students/faculty and community support contacts.