Mental Health and Wellness
Resources for Mental Health and Wellness:
Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line toll-free at 1-888-429-8167
Services and community resources
Mental health and addictions services
If you or a family member needs help, you can self-refer to a mental health or addictions clinic, service or program through the Nova Scotia Health Authority or IWK Health Centre.
Call toll-free: 1-855-922-1122 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Youth outreach programs
Youth outreach programs provide support like mentoring, referrals, food delivery and counselling.
Grief and bereavement services
Grief and bereavement services are available to the families and friends of patients referred to palliative care.
For non-emergency advice and information about mental health and addictions, call 811.
If you have concerns about your safety and well-being, or the safety of others, you can call a helpline for men, women or all genders. These helplines are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call toll-free: 211
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is available for adults who are going through a difficult time and need someone to text with. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Special support is available for frontline workers
Text NSSTRONG to 741741
Frontline workers: text FRONTLINE to 741741
Good2Talk Nova Scotia
Good2Talk Nova Scotia provides support for university and college students.
Call toll-free: 1-833-292-3698
Text GOOD2TALKNS to 686868
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is a national helpline for young people between the ages of 5 and 20. Confidential and anonymous support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can phone to speak with a trained counsellor. You can also text to reach a trained volunteer crisis responder.
Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line
If you’re experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or are concerned about someone who is, the Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call toll-free: 1-888-429-8167
First responders’ mental health
Mental health resources for first responders and their families, employers and colleagues.
HealthyMindsNS provides online mental health support for university and college students.
MindWell-U is a free 30-day mindfulness challenge that helps lower stress and improve wellbeing. It takes 5 minutes a day.
Self-care during grief
Advice for how to take care of yourself while you’re grieving.
Therapy Assistance Online
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a free and confidential online resource with interactive activities and videos for people facing mental health challenges. It includes activities on a variety of topics, and you can choose which ones you want to explore.
Wellness Together Canada
Wellness Together Canada can connect you with support, resources and counselling for mental health and substance use.
The link above has valuable resources and information
Mental Health and Addictions Intake NSHA
If you need help with a mental health or addiction concern, our team is here to help.
Real people Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Voicemail evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Private local therapist in the HRM
Click here to find private therapy in the HRM
Mental Health Training for Coaches:
Apps - helpful to explain and use mindfulness exercises
SBT (Stop Breathe Think)