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Unsure If this is an emergency?
  • Are you or a friend experiencing and alcohol or drug overdose?
  • Are you or a friend considering suicide or self-harm?
  • Are you or a friend in danger or at risk of harm?

If yes is the answer to any of these this IS an EMERGENCY! Please contact one of the these services

If still unsure, contact DAL security, they will help connect you the right place If no, please contact one of these other professional or peer resources

Emergency

Are you on campus or off campus?

Emergency On Campus

  • DAL Security

    Phone: 902-494-6400
    Location: Dairy Building
    Official Web Page
    • If you are on campus and this is an emergency, call DAL Security: 902-494-4109 or use the DALSAFE app on your mobile device.
    • DAL Security can get to you the fastest.
    • They are available 24/7 and are trained in advanced first aid and mental health first aid.
    • They will coordinate next steps for you including contacting the Mental Health Mobile Crisis team and 911 for you.
  • Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team

    Phone: 902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free)

    The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team offers confidential, non-judgmental crisis support for those experiencing a mental health crisis. The crisis team involves mental health professionals and police officers.

    Telephone crisis support is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, mobile response is available 7 days a week from 1pm to 1am.

  • Dial 911

    When to call:

    • When the condition is life or limb threatening
    • If their condition could worsen and become life-threatening on the way to the hospital
    • If moving the individual could cause further injury
    • If the individual needs the skills or equipment of the paramedics or EMT
    • If distance or traffic conditions would cause a delay in getting the individual to the hospital
    • If it’s potentially life threatening, when in doubt, call 911

Emergency Off Campus

  • Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team

    Phone: 902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free)

    The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team offers confidential, non-judgmental crisis support for those experiencing a mental health crisis. The crisis team involves mental health professionals and police officers.

    Telephone crisis support is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, mobile response is available 7 days a week from 1pm to 1am.

  • Mental Health Crisis Services Truro

    Colchester East Hants Health Authority is home to a caring, dedicated and experienced Mental Health Services team which works in partnership with community organizations, individuals and their families to provide support and treatment for various mental health needs.

    Community Based Outpatient Services Phone: 902-893-5526 or 1-800-460-2110 ext. 45526
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Emergency Crisis Service
    Colchester East Hants Health Centre
    600 Abenaki Road
    Truro
    B2N 0C4
    Phone: 902-896-2606 or 1-800-460-2110ext. 42606
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 4:00pm (subject to change)
    Note: On evenings, weekends and holidays, please go to the closest hospital emergency department.
  • Dial 911

    When to call:

    • When the condition is life or limb threatening
    • If their condition could worsen and become life-threatening on the way to the hospital
    • If moving the individual could cause further injury
    • If the individual needs the skills or equipment of the paramedics or EMT
    • If distance or traffic conditions would cause a delay in getting the individual to the hospital
    • If it’s potentially life threatening, when in doubt, call 911
  • Colchester East Hants Health Centre

    Colchester East Hants Health Centre
    600 Abenaki Road
    Truro
    B2N 0C4
    Phone: 902-893-4321 or WALK IN to EMERGENCY
    Hours: Open 24/7

Professional

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Professional In Person

  • Student Health Services

    Dairy Building
    11 River Road
    Phone: 902-893-6300 or 902-893-6369
    Registered Nurse Hours (drop-in visits): Monday to Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday: closed
    Physician Hours (booked appointments only): Monday: 9:00am - 12:30pm
    Official Website Official Facebook Page

    Student Health Services provides confidential assessments and referral services to students based on nursing assessments, provision of education, recommendation of appropriate care, provision of counseling services, and evaluation of effectiveness of plans of care and referral to community resources.

    To book an appointment, call either number listed above, email Lugene Young (lugene.young@dal.ca) or Carolyn Bartlett (carolyn.barlett@dal.ca), or stop in to the clinic between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

  • Addiction and Mental Health Services

    Colchester East Hants Health Centre
    600 Abenaki Road
    Truro
    B2N 0C4
    Phone: 902-893-5526
    Official Website

    Addiction Services is committed to promoting the health of Nova Scotians by providing specialized addiction prevention and treatment services to individuals, families and communities.

    Northern Nova Scotia addiction programming is offered through a tri-district partnership between the Cumberland, Colchester East Hants and Pictou county health authorities. Through this partnership a wide range of quality treatment and rehabilitation services is offered for those affected by either alcohol, other drugs and/or gambling problems. These services are available to the individual directly and/or to concerned family members and friends. Addiction Services also provides community prevention and education programs aimed at preventing and reducing the negative consequences that occur from becoming harmfully involved with alcohol, other drugs and/or gambling.

  • Walk-in Health Clinic

    Fundy Trail Mall/Sobeys
    Robie Street, Truro
    Phone: 902-893-3635
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:30pm
    Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    If you need to see a physician but are uncomfortable or unable to visit the health centre on campus, please visit this walk-in clinic location near the University.

    You may call to make an appointment or simply drop by the clinic location. Be sure to bring your health card to your appointment.

  • Colchester Sexual Assault Centre

    80 Glenwood Drive
    Truro, NS
    B2N 1P3
    Phone: 902-897-4366
    Email: info@colchestersac.ca
    Official Website

    The Colchester Sexual Assult Centre (CSAC) is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to strengthening and empowering survivors of adult sexual assault (ASA) and/or child sexual abuse (CSA) who are 16 years and over. All programs and services are equally available to all genders.

    The CSAC offers many helpful programs and services including one-on-one confidential, gender-sensitive counselling and emotional support to sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors and their family and friends. See website for more information.

  • Community Resource Officer (Truro Police)

    Phone: 902-895-5351 or 902-893-1593

    Truro Police Officers are available 24/7 to assist Truro residents. In a non-emergency situation, you can call 902-895-5351 (Truro Police), or to reach the Community Resource Officer, call 902-893-1593.

Professional Phone/Online

  • 811

    Phone: 811
    Hours: Operates 24/7
    Official Website

    Helpline for non-urgent health advice from a registered nurse. 811 can help you with advice on everything.

  • Kids Help Phone (youth up to age 20)

    Kids Help Phone provides free phone and web counselling with a professional. It's anonymous (you don’t have to tell them who you are) and confidential for youth up to age 20. They can also connect you with other services.

    • Phone 1-800-668-6868 or Chat live online with a counsellor here
    • Talk to a counsellor on the phone 24/7
    • Online chat available Wednesday to Sunday:
    • Post a message or ask a question online anytime here
  • Problem Gambling Helpline

    Phone: 1-888-347-8888

    A 24/7 confidential call service for Nova Scotian’s experiencing problems with gambling. Immediate support and advice are provided as well as information about treatment options.

Peer

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Peer In Person

  • Residence Assistants

    If you live in residence, your RA is a great person to talk to. If you’re not comfortable discussing your concerns with your RA, they can still help to connect you to the appropriate resources and send you in the right direction.

  • RESPECT

    Phone: 902-893-6672
    Email: respect@dal.ca
    Official Website

    The RESPECT team provides health education outreach on topics such as sexual health, responsible drinking, stress management, healthy eating, active living and positive body image. RESPECT is about conveying knowledge, motivating and equipping students to make healthy choices.

    RESPECT team consists of 4 part-time paid positions, working six hours per week for the academic year, reporting directly to the Manager of Health Services. The RESPECT office is located in the Dairy Building, if you are interested in getting involved with the RESPECT team, drop in during office hours which are posted on the door of the RESPECT office or email RESPECT@dal.ca.

  • Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous

    Alcoholic and Narcotics anonymous is a peer support group for anyone who wants to do something about his or her substance use problem. Participation is completely voluntary, there are no fees, and all is kept confidential.

    Alcoholics Anonymous District 6 Phone: 902-895-4619
    Email: district6@area82aa.org

    A list of locations and times for meetings can be found here.

    Narcotics Anonymous
    Meeting Information: 1-800-205-8402
    Help line: 902-789-8323
    Email: centralnovaarea@gmail.com
    Official Website

Peer Phone/Online

  • 7 Cups of Tea

    Official Website

    7 Cups of Tea is an on-demand emotional health and well-being service that connects you with a real listener in a one-on-one chat. All the listeners have completed the Active Listening training program. Services are free, anonymous, and confidential.

More Information

What method of communication do you prefer?

More Information In Person

  • RESPECT

    Phone: 902-893-6672
    Email: respect@dal.ca
    Official Website

    The RESPECT team provides health education outreach on topics such as sexual health, responsible drinking, stress management, healthy eating, active living and positive body image. RESPECT is about conveying knowledge, motivating and equipping students to make healthy choices.

    RESPECT team consists of 4 part-time paid positions, working six hours per week for the academic year, reporting directly to the Manager of Health Services. The RESPECT office is located in the Dairy Building, if you are interested in getting involved with the RESPECT team, drop in during office hours which are posted on the door of the RESPECT office or email RESPECT@dal.ca.

  • Student Health Services

    Dairy Building
    11 River Road
    Phone: 902-893-6300 or 902-893-6369
    Official Website Official Facebook Page

More Information Phone/Online

  • 211

    Phone: 211
    Hours: Operates 24/7
    Official Web Page

    211 is a free, confidential referral service for the many community and social services available in Nova Scotia. You can call to connect with someone who will help you connect with other services and information in the province or use the online database.

  • eMentalHealth

    Official Website

    An informative website that provides information about mental health resources and services across Nova Scotia. You will also find general information about various mental illnesses/disorders and screening tools to assess risk.

  • Teen Mental Health

    Official Website
    Official Facebook Page