Health Resources

Internal Resources

Mae’s Room & Ksalsuti Space – a safe, comfortable and easily accessible space for those who are postpartum and returning to work or school. The space allows the CBU community, including employees and students, to feed their babies or pump milk.

Mental Health Resources for Faculty and Staff– CBU Faculty and Staff may utilize Healthy Minds NS, or access support through the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). For more information on CBU’s EFAP, please click here or visit the MyCBU Intranet.

Sexual Violence Policy & Guidelines – Cape Breton University is committed to addressing sexual violence through support, awareness, education, training and prevention programs and the appropriate handling of reports/complaints.

Responding to Reports of Sexual Assault

Nancy Dingwall Health and Counselling Centre –The Nancy Dingwall Health and Counselling Centre is now located in the MacDonald Residence temporarily and will later return to a permanent home in the renovated Canada Games Complex after construction is completed. Nurses, counselling social workers and physicians are on staff to provide confidential health and mental health services to the campus community.

Counselling Services –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 counselling.

Spiritual Wellness – Spiritual direction, individual counselling and opportunities for friendship and advocacy are available through the Chaplaincy Office.

Recreation & Fitness – At CBU we know that physical fitness is important to overall well being. Cape Breton University is dedicated to providing students with a variety of physically active choices. The benefits of regular physical activity range from stronger bones and toned muscles to better sleep, higher self-esteem and reduced stress.

Academic Success Coaching– Academic Success Coaches assist students with time and stress management, study plans and goal setting.

External Resources

Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Narcotics Anonymous: A Resource in your Community: Anyone with a desire to stop using drugs is welcome to become a member of Narcotics Anonymous. Membership is not limited to addicts using any particular drug. Those who feel they may have a problem with drugs, legal or illegal, including alcohol, are welcome in NA. Recovery in NA focuses on the problem of addiction, not on any particular drug.

Cape Breton Transition House Association/Willow House Crisis Line: (902)270-5167 and (902)539-2945 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). The Cape Breton Transition House Association offers support and shelter to women and children who are emotionally, physically or sexually abused.

Willow House Community Outreach: The Willow House Sexual Assault Program is a community outreach program that supports individuals ages 16 years and over who have been impacted by sexual assault.

International Student Resources

International Students Health Services