Free Mental Health Resources Nova Scotia
Halifax. Dartmouth. Sydney. Truro. New Glasgow. Kentville. Amherst. Windsor. And Beyond.
Mental Health Crisis Line 1-888-429-8167 (toll free)
Telephone crisis support and mobile response is offered for work, home, school, and community agencies Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
HealthyMindsNS offers online mental health programs for university and NSCC students in Nova Scotia.
Good2Talk Nova Scotia
Good2Talk Nova Scotia provides support for all post-secondary students in this difficult time.
- Call toll-free: 1-833-292-3698
- Text GOOD2TALKNS to 686868
Grief and Bereavement Services
Grief and bereavement services are available to the families and friends of patients referred to palliative care.
ICAN Anxiety Program
People 18 and over can get help for anxiety and depression through the ICAN Anxiety Program. The program includes online tools for tracking and managing your symptoms, and weekly phone calls with a coach. Learn more about the program on the Nova Scotia Health Authority website, and self-refer if you’re interested.
IWK Mental Health
IWK Health Centre provides support and treatment to children and youth. Visit the website or call the Central Referral Line at 1.855.635.4110.
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. Big or small concerns. 24/7. 365 days a year.
Just three numbers – 8-1-1, and you will have access to non-emergency health information and services.
Laing House is a peer support organization for youth living with mental illness, where members can embrace their unique gifts and find their way in a caring and supportive environment.https://www.lainghouse.org/
Nova Scotians can access MindWell-U, a free 30-day mindfulness challenge, an online tool which helps lower stress and improve wellbeing. It takes 5 minutes a day.
Therapy Assistance Online
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a free and private 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.
Teen Mental Health
This website is dedicated to helping improve the mental health of youth.
Self-care During Grief
Advice for how to take care of yourself while you’re grieving.
Youth outreach programs
Youth outreach programs across the province are helping young people stay connected online and on the phone, and providing other support like delivering food.
The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia
The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia works to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, influencing public policy, and encouraging research.