Personal Counselling

CBU’s Personal Counsellors are Clinical Social Workers who work with our students to deal with a variety of issues including anger, parenting, grief, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, time management, stress, financial concerns and couples counseling.

This free and confidential service is available by contacting the Max Bell Health and Counselling Services Collaborative Care Centre. To book an appointment, contact Max Bell Health and Counselling Centre by calling 902-563-1359 or email

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Cape Breton University is committed to providing quality health services to meet the needs of its students, faculty and staff. In light of COVID-19 developments, staff in the Max Bell Health and Counselling Centre continue to monitor phone and email seven days a week from 8:00am-8:00pm

In addition to this on-campus resource, anyone experiencing difficulty can access advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167 and through

International students have access to 24/7 online counselling through their insurance:

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