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COVID-19 and Access to Mental Health Tools and Information

April 2021 Update: We want to let you know that we are moving towards providing virtual appointments such as telephone and virtual offerings, reducing our in person services all aimed towards keeping you safe. We'll reassess where we are in a few weeks, and let you know how we'll be proceeding.

We recognize that some services must take place in-person and want to assure you that we are not reducing any of our supports or services available to Nova Scotians at this time, and will continue to accept referrals. Should you have any troubles participating in virtual appointments please let us know and we will do our best to help.

We want to remind you to please continue to provide us with notice of cancellations whenever possible. If you provide us with sufficient notice to cancel, we're able to offer your space to someone else. Thank you for your understanding, and stay well.


For information from Nova Scotia Health about COVID-19, including news, resources and visitor restrictions, visit 

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We’re here to help. COVID-19 and the recent tragedies in Nova Scotia have been hard on our communities.

Nova Scotia Health’s Mental Health and Additions clinicians are available and can meet with you in person, over the phone or through virtual video visit software, which is safe and private. Free, anonymous self-help options are also available. Watch the video below to learn more.


Online mental health and addictions services

  • Mindwell U: A free online challenge that takes just five minutes a day, and can be accessed anywhere and on any device.
  • Therapy Assistance Online (TAO):  A free and private online resource available to Nova Scotians. It includes interactive activities and videos for people having challenges with their mental health.
  • Breaking Free: This free and confidential app is designed to increase your wellness and sense of control over alcohol or drugs, or anything else that may be causing you difficulties. 
  • Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support: Free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed.
  • Gambling Support Network: Online support for those experiencing gambling problems and/or harms.

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