Mental Health & Counselling


Wellness Navigator

The Wellness Navigator offers confidential solution focused counselling sessions which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices. These sessions provide an opportunity for students to work toward a solution to their presenting problem.

Students can seek counselling for a variety of personal and academic issues, such as stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family-of-origin conflict, loneliness, abuse, eating disorders, trauma, anger management, substance abuse, gender, and sexuality.

The Wellness Navigator works in partnership with the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre (SWCC) and can facilitate a referral to nurses, physicians, psychologists, and a psychiatrist.


If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please use one of the following crisis services immediately:

  • Call 911 if you are in immediate danger or need of urgent medical support.
  • Call 811 for mental health and or addictions crisis, support, or health information.
  • Crisis Line - Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741.
  • Hope for Wellness – helpline available to all Indigenous people 1-855-242-3310.

Go to the Psychiatric Assessment Unit - offering 24-hour Walk-in Crisis Service at the Waterford Hospital Site on Waterford Bridge Road (709) 777-3021 or (709) 777-3022

Visit the Psychiatric Emergency Service at the Health Sciences Centre's Emergency Room, St. John’s NL or go to your nearest emergency room.