First Responders Assist
Alcohol / Alcohol or drug use / Anxiety / Cannabis / Depression / Feeling Stressed, Anxious or Worried / Grief / Grief / Opioids / Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) / Significant tiredness, low energy and problems sleeping / Stress / Suicide / Withdrawal from friends and activities
This service will offer short-term counselling and supportive services, including follow up if needed, for first responders and their families impacted by the tragedies of April 18 and 19.
When calling, first responders and their family members should indicate they have been impacted by the tragedy.
The mental health care provider will provide immediate assistance and connect the first responder or their family member with counselling and supportive services, including follow up treatment if needed.
Accessing this Service
Click here if you are unsure which NSHA Zone you live in.
Central Zone (Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants)
Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Guysborough and Antigonish areas)
Northern Zone (Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou areas)