Mental Health


Meeting to Gauge Interest in Forming a Self-help Group for Anyone Living with Anxiety, Depression or other Mental Health Issue

7:00 pm, Tuesday, 30 January at Knox Hall, Baddeck. Sponsored by The Baddeck and Area Mental Health Support Group

Family Toolkit for Mental Health / Illness

(Nova Scotia Health & Wellness)


Text 741741

If you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal, or just needing someone to talk to, a crisis counselor will text with you!! It’s a free service. You never know who needs to see this #DEPRESSIONAWARENESS #stopsuicide

Mental Health and Recreation

Recreation for Mental Health is an initiative designed to strengthen partnerships, enhance capacity, and create supportive environments to enable all Nova Scotians to have opportunities to experience the mental wellbeing benefits of recreation, physical activity, sport, and play. The goals of this project include:

  • Strengthening relationships between policy makers, researchers, educators, and practitioners from the recreation and mental health sectors.
  • Building a stronger evidence base about best practice in terms of the important role that active living has in promoting mental wellbeing.
  • Building capacity within the recreation sector to play an effective role in supporting the inclusion of people living with mental health challenges.
  • Ensuring that individuals at risk for or living with mental health challenges, families, students, and practitioners and decision makers in health and community services are well grounded in the essential role that recreation plays in enabling mental wellness.

For more information on this initiative, or to get involved in your region, please contact Brittany Naugler at

For Techniques, Ideas, and Positive Supports to help include individuals in recreation opportunities please visit:

Recreation 4 Mental Health 101

A unique presentation that explains:

  • The Recreation for Mental Health project
  • Mental illness
  • Recreation
  • The link between recreation and mental wellness


CMHA NS CAST Program Information Gathering Sessions HELD

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is pleased to partner with the Canadian Mental Health Association – NS Division and the CAST program – Communities Addressing Suicide Together.  The CMHA NS CAST program is  conducting an assessment of the gaps in service delivery regarding suicide prevention/ intervention/ postvention in the province. The aim with these sessions is to get a clearer picture of the gaps in services for urban/rural  Nova Scotia communities and how the CAST  program can work with community to address these gaps. CSC NS is co-hosting five community sessions listed below. If you are interested in suicide prevention, consider attending one of the Information Gathering Sessions in your area:

HELD – Bridgewater, May 17th, 2016 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Lunenburg Co. Lifestyle Centre, 135 North Park St., Bridgewater, NS

HELD – Stellarton, May 18th, 2016 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm

NSCC Pictou Campus, 39 Acadia Ave,  Stellarton, NS

HELD – Port Hawkesbury, May 18th, 2016 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Shannon Studio, 606 Reeves St.,

HELD – Baddeck, May 19th, 2016 at 9:00 – 11:00 am

Knox Hall, 39 Grant St., Baddeck, Nova Scotia

HELD – Sydney, May 19th, 2016 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm

James McConnell Memorial Library, 50 Falmouth St. Sydney, NS Please note space may be limited. RSVP @



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