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Getting help and staying safe

Are you experiencing an emergency? Are you concerned about a friend or are unsure if it is an emergency? Are you or a friend unresponsive, injured, or in need of support?


Even if you’re not sure, or just concerned it could be an emergency, be a good bystander and reach out for help!

Support is available and you won’t get in trouble for getting help. 

Emergency Services

If your emergency is on-campus, call Dalhousie Security before calling 911.  Dal Security will arrive to the scene quickly and can help coordinate with 911 on where they should go.

Dalhousie Security

o   On campus emergency response

o   Call (902) 494-4109 or chat with Security using the Dal Safe App.

If your emergency is off-campus, call 911. 

Campus Supports

Dalhousie Medical Campus Response Team (DMCRT)

  • Confidential, peer-led, judgement free approachable support
  • First aid support, responding and coordinating student safety concerns
  • 24-hour support
  • Where to find us: Oct 29-30, 2022 all night
    • Howe Hall
    • Risley Hall 

Harm Reduction Outreach Team

  • Judgement-free, offering free food, water, where to get help and supportive resources
  • Where to find us: Oct 29, 2022 from 8pm-10pm
    • Howe Hall Lobby
    • Risley Hall Lobby
    • Shirreff Hall Lobby
    • LeMarchant Place Atrium Lobby
    • Gerard Hall Lounge

Human Rights & Equity Services

  • Accommodation, Discrimination, Personal Harassment, Sexualized Violence Support
  • Where to contact us:
    Lyndsay Anderson, Advisor, Sexualized Violence Support
    (902) 494-6672 or email to schedule a meeting

DSU Survivor Support Line

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team 

  • 902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167

NORS (National Overdose Response Service)

Good 2 Talk 

  • Free, confidential, available 24/7/365
  • Call 1-833-292-3698 or text GOOD2TALKNS to 686868

The Good Samaritan Act

​The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act applies to anyone seeking emergency support during an overdose, including the person experiencing an overdose. The act protects the person who seeks help and anyone on the scene..

Keep it social and keep it safe!