Important

Due to the high volume of new students applying to our counselling services, we must shut down our intake temporarily. Returning students and/or students who’ve already submitted their availability for a triage assessment will be contacted for an appointment. New students seeking counselling support are encouraged to contact the Dzʿ Student Assistance Program (DSAP). Details are provided below.

Please continue to consult the counselling web page for updates.

If you are seeking counselling support related to sexual violence, please email svrt@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

You can also review our list of community resources found here: /counselling/mental-health-resources/

If you are at risk of harm to yourself or others, or require immediate care, call 9-1-1 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

Under guidelines issued by l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec, counselling centre appointments are only available to students currently residing in the province of Quebec.

Dzʿ Student Assistance Program (DSAP)

All students enrolled at Dzʿ can accessthe Dzʿ Student Assistance Program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling1-844-451-9700. If you are outside of Canada or the United States call001-416-380-6578.

This program, offered through keep.meSAFE by guard.me, provides Dzʿ students with free telephone, video or in-person appointments in 60+ languages. All sessions are confidential (within limits of the law.)

WAYS TO CONNECT

Mobile App

Download the My SSP app and connect with a counsellor anytime by chat or telephone.

You can access resources on Health, Living Away, Relationships and Student Life. You can also access on-demand fitness and mental health assessment tools.

Web

If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, you can still access chat support and self-help resources online at

Telephone

You can receive phone support anytime of the day by calling:1-844-451-9700 from anywhere in Canada and the United States.

Anywhere else in the world, call 001-416-380-6578.

 

There are three options for making a call tokeep.meSAFEoutside of Canada or the United States.

Option 1: Make an international call from your phone.

Ask the intake coordinator to call you back so that you do not incur international charges.

Option 2: Call collect or reverse charge call.

Please follow the specific calling instructions in your country. All international calls are live answered calls so we can accept any related charges.

Option 3: Call via Wi-Fi connection.

Call using Wi-Fi via a Wi-Fi enabled phone.

 

Feel like sharing your experience with the Dzʿ Student Assistance Program? Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think at mentalhealth@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Last Modified: November 2, 2023