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Welcome to the CMHA Nova Scotia division website.

Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia (CMHA NS) division delivers safe, inclusive evidence-based programs, training and navigation support that Nova Scotians need to be well and stay well. These programs are free to access and available to everyone living in Nova Scotia.

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Resilient Minds

Resilient Minds™ is dedicated to building resilient fire teams and services – to educate, empower and equip fire fighters with the skills and resources to grow and maintain psychological wellness. CMHA believes in inspiring fire fighters to recognize and respond to psychological injuries and trauma in the workplace, promoting a shift to a supportive, mentally fit culture.

Men’s Peer Support Group

Our virtual Men’s Peer Support group provides a safe, confidential space for those who identify as male to connect without judgement. Wednesday’s at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Newcomers Welcome!

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Circle of Friends

If you’d like to improve your communication skills and improve your ability to connect or just broaden your circle, join Circle of Friends Wednesday’s at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Newcomers welcome!

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)

Anyone can make a difference. ASIST empowers participants with the skills to intervene and help someone stay safe.

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BounceBack – reclaim your health

BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program that’s effective in helping people aged 15 and up who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry.

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THRIVE Learning Centre

Mental health. It wasn’t a class at school. So where can adults go to learn about mental health and well-being? Your wellness journey starts here.

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What’s New

Save the Date! Ride Don’t Hide is back June 1, 2023

Move More. Give Back. Feel Better. The Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division is excited to announce the return of Ride Don’t Hide. For the 3rd year in a…

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Can humour improve your mental health? Register for our upcoming Thrive session and find out!

ARTICLE Can you remember a time when you laughed so hard your stomach hurt or you spit out your milk?  Remember how good you felt afterwards? Glenn Rodgers says, that’s…

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Psychological health and safety training for firefighters available in Kingston NS February 25 and 26

Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division [CMHA NS] and the Hantsport Fire Department are proud to offer a free psychological health and safety program for Nova Scotia’s firefighters. The…

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McGill research reveals positive impact of CMHA Ontario’s Talk Today program in Canadian Junior Hockey League

(Montreal/Toronto, Jan. 26, 2023) – A new report by McGill University Faculty of Education researchers shows Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario’s Talk Today program is making a positive impact…

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Land Acknowledgement

The Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division Nova Scotia Division recognizes that we live work and play in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia, Canada), the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship,” which Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. This treaty continues to be upheld today.

We are also in HRM which was settled and built by people of African ancestry in the 18th and 19th centuries.

African Nova Scotians were formative in the building of our communities in meaningful ways and have contributed to the development of Nova Scotia as we know it today.

At CMHA NS we acknowledge that we have benefited from the colonization of this region, and we strive for respectful relationships with the stewards of this land.

We must not forget that we are all treaty people and that we have responsibilities to each other and to this land.

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