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Wellness and Counselling Services

COVID-19 update
All student supports and services are available online. Some on-campus support will be available this fall in accordance with public health guidelines. More details will be provided soon.

Your personal well-being is one of the keys to academic success. NSCC provides a range of services supporting well-being and mental health to help you:

  • Identify what might be affecting your school work
  • Explore and develop new ways of coping with difficult emotions or situations
  • Develop meaningful relationships
  • Connect with online resources
  • Discover strategies to help complete your school work, take tests, and manage your time

NSCC services and resources


  • One-on-one counselling. We're here to help you with personal or academic challenges. Student Services offers supportive and confidential counselling delivered by professional counsellors.
  • Off-campus counselling. Support is available 24/7 through the Good2Talk talk line, which connects you to a network of professional counsellors by phone (1-833-292-3698). You can also text GOOD2TALKNS to 686868​.

Online resources

Peer groups

  • Being active and engaged helps increase your overall mental wellness. As a student, you can:
    • Join a student organization
    • Become a volunteer or student leader with your campus Student Association
    • Get involved in campus events and activities. 

Find out more about getting involved in Student Life and your Student Association.

Community resources

  • Mental Health Crisis Line (1-888-429-8167) provides 24/7 telephone crisis intervention and support.
  • Nova Scotia 211 helps you find a community or social service in your area.
  • SANE – 811 can put you in touch with the nearest Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE).