Registered Dawson students have access to free and confidential on-site and remote mental health care. Our mental health professionals can provide you with short-term psychotherapy to help you manage your mental health, or to help you with challenging life situations you may be experiencing.

If you would like to make an appointment to see a mental health professional at Dawson, simply email: This email is monitored daily during regular business hours.

Counselling is also available through the Dawson Student Assistance Program (see below).

If you are seeking counselling support related to sexual violence, please email

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.

You can also review our list of community resources found here:

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.


Dawson Student Assistance Program (DSAP)

All students enrolled at Dawson College can access the Dawson Student Assistance Program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 1-844-451-9700. If you are outside of Canada or the United States call 001-416-380-6578.

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


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. 


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


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 to keep.meSAFE outside 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.

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Last Modified: May 28, 2024