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Contacts

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HEALTH AND COUNSELLING
AT NSCAD
Student Services and Counselling enquiries
494-8130

Disability Services494-8313
After Hours Emergency492-8778
  
ACADEMIC
Academic Advising494-8260
Academic Departments494-8149
Writing Centre (Tutors)494-8187
 
 
OTHER NSCAD CONTACTS
SUNSCAD    494-8127494-8132
 
OFF CAMPUS
Dr. Maureen Gorman Psychological Services

441-1292
SMU Health Services420-5611
 
PEER SUPPORT (DAY PROGRAMS)
LAING HOUSE425-9018
  
EMERGENCY
Emergency911

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team

1-888-429-8167
Crisis Help Line421-1188
ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE

NS Drug Rehab Centre

1-877-254-3348

Addiction Services

 424-8866

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
Black Student Advising494-6648
DAL Legal Aid423-8105
Native Counselling494-8863
South House Gender and  Sexual Resource Centre494-2432
COMMUNITY CONTACTS
Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission424-4111
Metro Food Bank457-1900
Victim Services (Police) 490-5300 
SHELTERS
Adsum House (Women)423-4443
Bryony House (Women)422-7650
Metro Turning Point (Men)420-3282
Phoenix Centre for Youth420-0676
  
ASSAULT
Avalon Sexual Assault Centre422-4240
 
 
SEXUALITY
Halifax Sexual Health Centre455-9656
AIDS Coalition of NS429-7922
Youth Project (LGBT)429-5429






ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Health Care Services in Halifax (pdf)

• Capital Health's TRANSITIONS guide

Halifax Peninsula Helping Tree

Dartmouth Helping Tree

HRM's Community Health Plan

NSCAD's Mental Health Collective

meets in the Student Lounge (by the couches), sometimes moving into Room G227 when more privacy is needed.  It's a stigma-free space to discuss mental health issues with peers, without the fear of being judged. Check the SUNSCAD website for specific dates/times.

NSCAD's Peer Support Program

offers one-on-one peer support Monday through Friday from 6 - 8 pm in Room G227. Peer Support is one of the most effective strategies for individuals living with mental illness who are trying to maintain their mental health in a stressful academic environment, and even for students without a diagnosis of mental illness who are encountering less than functional mental health due to the stresses of school, relationships, being away from home, etc…. The Peer Mentors have lived experience with mental illness and are current NSCAD students, putting them in an ideal place to serve as positive examples for students coping with Mental health problems or having difficulty adjusting to life at NSCAD.  They received their training from Laing House, one of the best peer support models in Canada.