Health & Wellness

Cape Breton University recognizes the reciprocal relationship between mental and physical health, over-all well being and academic success. As such, CBU is committed to supporting students to develop the skills to enhance well being and cope with challenges, as well as access formal supports  (sexual violence response & support, medical and counselling services) and informal supports (access to recreation & fitness facilities and spiritual wellness centers) necessary to promote optimal physical and mental health.

Below are links and more information for wellness resources available at  the university and the greater community.

Internal Resources

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

Sexual Violence Policy & Guidelines

Responding to Reports of Sexual Assault 

Max Bell Health Centre –The Max Bell Centre is located in the Canada Games Complex. A nurse, physiotherapist and a physician are on staff. Confidential health services are provided to students, staff and faculty.

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

Recreation & Fitness -At CBU we know that physical fitness is important to your 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–Assists 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 who wants to stop using drugs may 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)

Cape Breton Transition House Association offers Support and shelter to women and children who are emotionally, physically, or sexually abused.

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