Health & Wellness
Cape Breton University recognizes the important relationship between mental and physical health, overall well-being and academic success. As such, CBU is committed to supporting students as they develop the skills necessary to enhance well-being and cope with challenges.
The Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex (CBHRC) is located within Cape Breton University’s campus, this cutting edge complex houses indoor and outdoor turf soccer fields; an eight lane synthetic track with a field event venue; a community health and wellness/fitness facility; community outreach programming rooms; various game courts and practice venues as well as academic/wellness programming and research. Located adjacent to the CBU residences, full-time CBU students have unlimited access to the fitness facility, as a membership is included in their tuition and fees.
CBU is also committed to providing access to Health Services through the Nancy Dingwall Health and Counselling Centre to students, both on and off campus.
For international students, CBU has partnered with Guard.Me to offer emergency health services and 24/7 mental health services through keep.me.SAFE, a support service available to help with challenges faced when studying or living abroad. Guard.Me also offers mobileDOCTOR that allows international students to connect with a doctor on your phone or laptop 24/7. Visit CBU’s International Student Health Services page for more information.
In Case of Emergency
In the event of emergency, please go to the nearest Emergency Department
In Sydney, the Emergency Department is located at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital
1482, George Street
Sydney, NS B1P 1P3
OR call 911
Mental health and addiction crisis line 1-888-429-8167 available 24/7
For help finding local resources or to talk with a counselor call 211 available 24/7
To speak with a registered nurse call 811 available 24/7