Holiday Supports


Please note, the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre is CLOSED from Dec. 24, 2022 until Jan. 4, 2023.

Should an emergency arise while on campus, you should call 864-4100 CEP Emergency. For off-campus emergencies, you can also dial 911, or if you are able, proceed directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Wellness supports

All Students can access the Keep Me Safe counselling program anytime of the day or night by calling 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578. More information can be found here - 

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If you are experiencing a mental health and/or addictions crisis, need support, or health information, please contact 811 to speak with a registered nurse trained in crisis intervention

 Mental Health Crisis Line/Mobile Crisis Response Team, 24 hours a day: 811 St. John’s Region.

 24 hour Walk-in Psychiatric Assessment Unit at the Waterford Hospital Site on Waterford Bridge Road: (709) 777-3021 or (709) 777-3022.

 Health Sciences Emergency Department on Columbus Drive in St. John’s: (709) 777-6335.


211: a free, confidential information navigation service that connects people to critical government and community-based health and social services in their community.

 DoorWays St. John’s

DoorWays provides rapid access to mental health and addictions counselling services 'one session at a time'.

Please call (709) 752-4903 for further information or to access single session counselling services.

 Lifewise Warm Line (formerly known as CHANNAL) - Trained peer supporters are available from 10 am -12 am, seven days a week by calling (English) 1-855-753-2560, (French) -1-833-753-5460

 Mental Health and Addictions Systems Navigator

Call (709) 752-3916 OR 1-877-999-7589.

 Bridge the gApp

Bridge the gApp is an online resource designed to support mental health and wellness. The website has a wide range of supports and tools available, including a regional service directory, links to local services, self-help resources and more.

 Food supports

The Student Life website has a list of food supports and resources for the holiday season, including information about food bank hours, complimentary meals and more.