Health and Counselling Centre

How to access our services (2020-21):

In response to COVID-19, most Health and Counselling Centre services will be offered virtually this year, via secure video conference. The first step for accessing any of our services is to book an appointment with the Intake Nurse. To make this easier and more efficient, we have implemented a new online booking and reminder system (Health Myself). All students must register with Health Myself before they can book their online appointments. We still have same-day access for some services, but these are appointment-based only; no drop-ins.  Same-day Intake appointments open up at 8:30 am Monday- Friday. For more information on accessing service, click here.

 

If you are a current StFX student, please register for Health Myself by clicking the link below:  

Health Myself Registration

If you have trouble registering, please call the Health and Counselling Centre at 902-867-2263 during office hours for assistance.

Click here for your guide to virtual care

 

QUICK LINK TO COVID-19 INFORMATION

   YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION ACT (PHIA)

HEALTH CENTRE CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

StFX does not tolerate Sexualized violence. Visible@X is StFX’s sexual violence prevention and response portal.  This page contains important information about the SV policy and reporting processes as well as the many services and supports available to students impacted by sexualized violence.  If you are in need of support or would like more information about our resources, please contact Heather Blackburn the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Advocate at hblackbu@stfx.ca

Visible @ X: Sexual Violence Prevention

 

Local and Online Health Resources for Students

Local Resources

Links to resources on campus and within Antigonish:

  • StFX Health and Counselling Centre 
    • Located on StFX campus, the Health and Counselling Centre offers mental health support through appointments with a counsellor, nurse, or doctor
    • 305 Bloomfield Centre; 902-867-2263 (M+Th: 8:30 am- 8:00 pm T,W+F: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm)
  • Visible@X Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
    • StFX Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Advocate: 313D Bloomfield Centre
    • Email: hblackbu@stfx.ca  Phone: 902-867-5601
  • StFX Peer Support program
    • Service offered through the StFX Students’ Union.  Trained student volunteers provide support to peers by listening and by helping to direct students to relevant resources
    • The peer support program is open from 12-5pm on weekdays in Bloomfield 417  
  • Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre
    • Offers informationsupport, and programs to women and adolescent girls.  Includes advocacy, health services, crisis intervention, sexual assault services    
  • Men’s Health Centre
    • Offers informationsupport, and programs to men and adolescent boys (aged 12 years an over) within areas such as physical health, mental and emotional health, and sexual health   
  • Naomi Society
    • Offers support to those experiencing family and intimate partner violence 
    • Direct services are available for women and children, while referral services are available for men   

Links to online resources and mental health information:

  • Healthy Minds NS
    • Includes five different online mental health supports for StFX students.
    • These resources can help to complement in-person supports, but they can also be used on their own
      • Kognito – offers mental health literacy training through training simulations
      • 7-cups – connect to a trained listener through text (code: stfx)
      • TAO self-help – includes a variety of interactive modules.  Use your student email to create a personalized account.
      • Good2Talk - This is a free helpline offering confidential support from professional counsellors to any university student who is studying at a university in Nova Scotia.  To talk to someone just call 1-833-292-3698.
      • Crisis Text Line – A volunteer support service providing text-based support to university students using the Kids Help Phone platform.  To connect, just text Good2TalkNS to 686868
  • NS Health COVID-Specific Mental Health Tools and Information
    • A variety of free mental online eMental Health resources and tips, to support Nova Scotians through COVID
  • Be There Resource from Jack.org
    • Jack.org is a Canadian charity focused on providing mental health information and training supports to young adults so they can identify and eliminate barriers to help-seeking  
    • Be There is a resource that provides young adults with information and tips on how to recognize and best support someone who is struggling with their mental health
  • Transitions
    • Transitions is a document developed by teenmentalhealth.org to help university students make the transition to university.  It includes information on mental health and mental illness, relationships, time management, sexual activity and more
  • Heads-up Guys
    • A mental health resource made for men by men.  This resource provides information about recognizing the symptoms of Depression, managing symptoms, and help-seeking
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    • Mental Health 101 resource
      • Online resource that provides free tutorials to learn about mental health