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COVID-19 UPDATE: Peer Support drop-in hours cancelled for term

As a safety measure and to encourage social distancing, please be advised that all Peer Support drop-in hours will be suspended for the remainder of the term due to the current COVID-19 situation. Should you require support from a counsellor you can do so by accessing a same-day counselling session which will be held via telephone. 

More information and updates from Dalhousie on COVID-19 can be found at

Through the Stay Connected Mental Health Project, Dalhousie and King's both have two on-campus peer support workers who provide free, non-judgmental, confidential, and safe mental health support to students.

Meet Dalhousie's 2019-20 Peer Support workers 

Supervised by Dalhousie's Director of Counselling and King's Dean of Students, the peer support workers have recieved 16 hours of training adapted from the Nova Scotia Certified Peer Support Specialist Program and other training programs from across Canada. They also have their own personal experiences with mental health, allowing them to identify, relate to, and support students on a peer-to-peer level. 

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A few conversation starters: 

  • How did you get involved with the Stay Connected Mental Health Project? 
  • How do you practice self-care? 
  • How do you manage assignment and exam stress? 
  • How do you balance school and your social life?
  • What is your top study tip?  
  • If you had to write a letter to yourself in first year, what advice would you give?

Drop-in hours for Fall/Winter 2019-20 

Monday-Thursday: 12-2pm 
Wellness Room, Student's Union Building 

Sexton Campus drop-in hours 

Peer Support drop-in hours are now being offered every second Friday in the Melda Murray Student Centre.

  • Friday, January 24, 2–4pm 
  • Friday, February 14, 2–4pm 
  • Friday, Febuary 28, 2–4pm 
  • Friday, March 13, 2–4pm
  • Friday, March 27, 2–4pm