Personal Counselling

CBU’s Personal Counsellors are Clinical Social Workers who work with students to deal with a variety of issues including depression and anxiety, grief, parenting, anger, relationship issues, family conflict, time management, stress, financial concerns, and more. This free and confidential service is available by contacting the Nancy Dingwall Health and Counselling Centre.

To make an inquiry or appointment:

Call 902-563-1359 or email

Hours of Operation:

Cape Breton University is committed to providing quality health services to meet the needs of its students, staff and faculty. Staff in the Nancy Dingwall Health and Counselling Centre are available by phone and email Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-4:30pm and Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm

Anyone experiencing difficulty can also access advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-429-8167 or through HealthyMindsNS.

International students also have access to keep.meSAFE through their insurance. keep.meSAFE is a 24/7 digital mental health support program that provides international 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.