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Patient Resources

IBD Resource Tree PDF


Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line (1-888-429-8167)

Available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or someone concerned about them

Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions website:    This great online resource will link you to programs and professionals who provide support and services across the province.   

Provincial Mental Health & Addictions Intake Line: 1-855-922-1122 Patients can self-refer to Mental Health & Addictions by calling this line.


Self-help Books

Living with the Enemy by Ray Owen, Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook

Healthy Living


Community Mental Health & Additions Clinics, Withdrawal Management Services, Opioid Replacement & Treatment Program

Self-refer to by calling 1-855-922-1122, weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm

Chronic Pain Self-management Programs

The Pain Self-Management Program (PSMP) can help anyone seeking learning strategies to improve their quality of life and learn non-medicinal ways of managing long-term pain. You can self-refer and schedule an assessment by calling: Halifax PSMP 902-473-5471 or Hants PSMP 902-792-2142


Community Health Team Wellness Navigators (902-460-4560)

Health professionals who know health care, the community, and government systems to find the right resource for you. Navigators work with adults, children, youth, and families.

211 Nova Scotia

Free helpline for community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages

Community Health Teams

Free wellness community programs including managing risk factors, nutrition and weight management, emotional wellness, parenting, etc.

Your Way to Wellness (1-888-672-3444)

Free chronic disease self management program that helps people with chronic conditions (and their caregivers) overcome daily challenges, take action and live a healthy life


NSCIBD Patient Support Line (902-473-4927)

Connect with IBD nurses and nurse practitioners for disease flares, symptoms, medication information, side effects, treatment plan, etc.

90 Second Health

Receive weekly evidence based easy to understand health information delivered by email.

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My Gut

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada free app for managing IBD that lets you to track, understand, and manage your journey with IBD:

Gutsy Peer Support

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada's email-based program that matches mentors (experienced individuals with IBD) with mentees (individuals who are newly diagnosed, facing a change with their IBD or life situation, or caring for someone with IBD):

Ostomy Canada

Society chapters, peer support groups, and education for persons who have had or may have ostomy surgery and their families:


GI Society-Canadian Society of Intestinal Research:
Crohns and Colitis Canada:
NS Collaborative IBD Program website:
NSHA library website for health information and patient education:

Where to find us

9th Floor Victoria Building
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 2Y5

Fax: 902-473-4406