MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION RESOURCES
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: https://mha.nshealth.ca/en 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.
- Anxiety Canada- free resources & supports https://www.anxietycanada.com/
- Therapy Assistance Online
- Ican (Conquer Anxiety & Nervousness)
- Mindwell U
- Mobile Applications - Headspace, Mindshift (Anxiety Canada), Moodkit, CBT-i Coach (sleep impairment – available for Apple and Android devices)
Living with the Enemy by Ray Owen, Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
OTHER NSHA SERVICES
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 & SOCIAL SUPPORTS
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
IBD SPECIFIC SUPPORTS
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.
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada free app for managing IBD that lets you to track, understand, and manage your journey with IBD: http://crohnsandcolitis.ca/support-for-You/MyGut
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): https://crohnsandcolitis.ca/Support-for-You/Peer-to-peer-support
Society chapters, peer support groups, and education for persons who have had or may have ostomy surgery and their families: http://www.ostomycanada.ca/support/groups/
GENERAL IBD INFORMATION
GI Society-Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: www.badgut.org
Crohns and Colitis Canada: www.crohnsandcolitis.ca
NS Collaborative IBD Program website: www.nscibd.ca
NSHA library website for health information and patient education: https://library.nshealth.ca/PatientEducation