Supporting Mental Health
Graduate school can be a challenging and intense experience. Dalhousie provides a variety of health and wellness supports and resources to help you maintain your well-being and to respond if difficulties emerge. Peer support opportunities, online mental health support, same day counselling, and appointments with physicians, nurses and social workers are available. As a Dalhousie student, you also have access to Good2Talk (1-833-292-3698), a confidential helpline available 24/7/365 if you need mental health, addictions or well-being support.
Group counselling sessions
Among the group counselling sessions offered by Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness is a weekly online drop-in support group just for graduate students. Led by Drs. Susan Lavoie and Heather Patterson, these sessions navigate the unique challenges of being a graduate student. Educational components on the topic of imposter syndrome, procrastination, school/life balance and supervisory relationships, among others, will be included. This is an opportunity to connect with others and learn skills related to managing stress.
Update: As of April, the weekly online drop-in support group has stopped meeting. It is anticipated that the support group will resume in August 2021. Watch for more information and find a list of other resources and counselling sessions on the Student Health & Wellness website.