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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
  • Request DMCRT support via Dal Security Line or DalSAFE App Chat
  • Where to find us for support all weekend:
  • Friday, March 17th 2pm – Sunday, March 19th 8am
    • Howe Hall

Harm Reduction Outreach Team

  • Judgement-free, offering free food, water, where to get help and supportive resources
  • Where to find us: Friday March 17th, 2023, from 9pm-11pm
    • Howe Hall lobby
    • Risley Hall lobby
    • Shirreff Hall lobby
    • LeMarchant Place Residence lobby
    • Gerard Hall lounge

Student Health & Wellness Center Same-Day Counselling

  • Screen and assess your situation, discuss your options, suggest strategies for coping with immediate issues, create a wellness plan
  • Available Monday – Saturday
  • Book same day appointment online or by phone (902-494-2171) starting at 8am

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

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 a drug overdose/poisoning, including the person experiencing the overdose. The Act protects those who seek help, and anyone else who is at the scene when help arrives.

The Act does not provide legal protection against more serious offences, such as:

  • outstanding warrants
  • production and trafficking of controlled substances
  • all other crimes not outlined within the Act

Alcohol & Substance Use Harm Reduction Resources: