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Please note, the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre is CLOSED from Dec. 18, 2020 until Jan. 4, 2021.
Should an emergency arise while on campus, you should call 911. For off-campus emergencies, you can also dial 911, or if you are able, proceed directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Wellness supports

24-hour mental health crisis line: (709) 737-4668 (local) or 1-888-737-4668 (province-wide).

Mental Health Crisis Line/Mobile Crisis Response Team, 24 hours a day: 1-888-737-4668 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 holiday hours

DoorWays provides rapid access to mental health and addictions counselling services 'one session at a time'. Please note:Eastern Health advises that the Pleasantville DoorWays counselling service will operate on a modified schedule during the holiday season:

  • Dec. 24, 2020: 8:30 am-4:30 pm (last appt booked 3:30 pm)
  • Dec. 25 and 28, 2020: Closed
  • Dec. 30, 2020: 8:30 am-4:30 pm (last appt booked 3:30 pm)
  • Jan. 1, 2021: Closed

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


For peer support, please call the: CHANNAL Warm Line at 1-855-753-2560 OR (709) 753-2560 in St. John’s from 10 a.m. – midnight daily.

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.

Academic supports

Registrar's Office holiday break FAQs

The Registrar's Office has compiled a list of FAQs for students regarding end of term grades, courses, academic status and more.


Student Wellness and Counselling Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000