WHERE CAN I GET HELP?
If you are in crisis, please reach out for help immediately.
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team
The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team provides intervention and short-term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis.
902.429.8167 or 1.888.429.8167.
You can also DIAL 911, or visit your local emergency department.
The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
We provide financial support to community initiatives across the province that provide hope and eradicate the stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction. We are not a mental health service provider however we aim to help point people in the right direction when they are looking for help. Please visit the Nova Scotia-based resources listed below.
Please read more about the programs we support - we'd be happy to help you find out how to get involved! We're working toward a future where all Nova Scotians are living well in our communities.
Nova Scotia Government list of resources across the province.
Annapolis Valley Health Authority, Mental Health & Addiction Services 1.855.273.7110 Mental Health Services Kentville: 902.679.2567 ext. 2870
Mental Health Services Middleton: .902.825.4825
Mental Health Services Berwick: 902.583.3111 Ext. 143
CMHA Annapolis County Branch: 902.665.4801
CMHA Kings County Branch: 902.679.7464
CMHA Cape Breton Branch: 902.567.7905
Emergency Crisis Services: 902.567.8000
Adult Outpatient Services: 902.567.7730
Inverness Mental Health Clinic: 902.258.2100
Seniors Mental Health Program: 902.567.7730
Adult Services: 902.667.7951 Child and Adolescent Services: 902.567.7731
Mental Health Services: 902.896.2606 or 1.844.855.6688
CMHA Colchester/East Hants Branch: 902.895.4211
Mental Health Services: 902.667.3879 or 1.844.855.6688
Guysborough, Antigonish, Strait
Mental Health Services: 1.888.291.3535
Halifax Regional Municipality
Healthy Minds Navigator
A health care cooperative providing a variety of peer-based services to people living with mental illness and their families, including assistance with navigating the mental health system. www.healthyminds.ca
Community Mental Health Clinics are staffed by a team of professionals who provide a range of services to help people manage their mental illness and improve their mental health. Services are available at no cost to adults:
Bayers Road Community Mental Health: 902.454.1400
Bedford/Sackville Community Mental Health: 902.865.3663
Cole Harbour/Eastern HRM Community Mental Health: 902.434.3263
Dartmouth Community Mental Health: 902.466.1830
West Hants Community Mental Health: 902.792.2042
Addiction Services : 1.866.340.6700 Mental Health Services: 1.888.429.8167
Mental Health Services: 1.844.855.6688 Pictou County Health Authority, Child, Adolescent Mental Health Services 902.755.1137
CMHA Pictou Branch: 902.752.5578
South West Nova
Mental Health Services 1.844.380.4324 Mental Health Services Yarmouth: 902.742.4222
Mental Health Services Shelburne: 902.875.4200
Mental Health Services Digby: 902.245.4709
CMHA Yarmouth, Digby, Shelburne Branch: 902.742.0222
Mental Health Services: 1.877.334.3431
CMHA Lunenburg County Chapter: 902.543.7082
Additional Mental Health Organizations
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Nova Scotia Division
The Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division is part of a nation-wide charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Eating Disorders Nova Scotia
Eating Disorders Nova Scotia (EDNS) is a community based organization that offers peer support for individuals with eating disorders, and for their families, friends and partners.
A drop-in centre for youth aged 16 – 29 living with a mood disorder, psychosis and/or anxiety disorder.
Outsider Insight uses education and peer support to create more sustainable artists. Working toward being a permanent part of the Halifax arts scene.
Paws Fur Thought
An organization working to raise awareness about and support for pairing Service Dogs with individuals experiencing PTSD, particularly military veterans and members of the RCMP. We partner with CIAD – Canadian Intervention & Assistance Dogs to provide first responders with PTSD Service Dogs.
Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia
Support for families of and people living with schizophrenia.
Self Help Connection
A self-help resource centre for more than 500 groups in Nova Scotia.
Strongest Families Institute
Strongest Families Institute is a not-for-profit corporation providing evidence-based services to children and families seeking help for mental health and other issues impacting health and well-being. We provide timely care to families by teaching skills through our unique distance coaching approach – supporting families over the phone and Internet in the comfort and privacy of their own home. Strongest Families provides family-centered care that is customized to their needs.
Resource presented by Dr. Stan Kutcher, SunLife Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, aimed at improving the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.