Mental Health Resources

CBU recognizes the importance of mental health and its impact on academic success in light of COVID-19 and adjusting to virtual learning. CBU is committed to supporting students, staff and faculty as they develop skills to prioritize and enhance their wellbeing and cope with these challenges.

Mental Health Resources for Domestic Students

The Healthy Minds NS portal provides CBU’s primary online mental health support and resources.

CBU also offers personal counselling and other health services through the Max Bell Health and Counselling Centre and we encourage students to take advantage of these resources.

Mental Health Resources for International Students

keep.meSAFE  a 24/7 digital mental health support program for international students. keep.meSAFE provides students with access to a large and diverse network of professional counsellors who are equipped to offer support and guidance. Students are matched to a counsellor based on their situation, language and cultural preferences.

Mental Health Resources for Faculty & Staff

CBU Faculty and Staff may utilize Healthy Minds NS, or  access support through the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAFP). Details are available on the Intranet, and employees can access the EAFP here.

Additional Support

Consider the following strategies and resources that are available to you:

  1. TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) – An online mental health library with interactive modules to help you understand and manage how you feel, think and act. TAO recently created mindfulness video exercises to help students cope with their feelings.
  2. Mindfulness in Nova Scotia (MindWell-U) – MindWell-U is a free 30-day mindfulness challenge. This online tool is only five minutes per day and helps lower stress and improve wellbeing.
  3. ICAN (I Conquer Anxiety and Nervousness) – ICAN Anxiety Program is available to those 18 years and older who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. This program includes online tools for tracking and managing symptoms, and weekly phone calls with an anxiety coach.
  4. CBU Chaplaincy – The CBU Chaplaincy serves the University community in all spiritual and religious beliefs. CBU’s Chaplain, Father Doug MacDonald, is available to all students, faculty and staff. To book an appointment, please email doug_macdonald@cbu.ca or call 902-563-1173.

If this is an emergency, please call the Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-429-8167 or dial 911.