Resources

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