If you are thinking about suicide, or you’re worried about someone else, there is help and there is hope. Call or text 9-8-8 toll free, any time — lines are open 24/7/365. To learn more about 9-8-8 visit their website.

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Ways to support CMHA NS

One in five Nova Scotians live with a mental illness and one in seven will experience a substance use
issue in their lifetime.

Now more than ever, our programs play a critical role in meeting the mental health needs of Nova Scotians.

Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia NS Division delivers safe, inclusive evidence-based programs, training and navigation support that Nova Scotians need to be well and stay well.

You do not need diagnosis or a referral to qualify for our programs.

Our programs support Nova Scotians in finding and maintaining safe, affordable housing, assistance finding sustainable, well-paying jobs and access to mental health literacy tools and education.

As a non-profit, non-government agency we rely on donations and grant funding to deliver these programs for free.

When you make a financial contribution to the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division you help ensure that no individual or family is alone on their mental health journey. You help provide a network of support and resources, both online and in communities across the province.

There are many ways you can support our work.  


There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, but one thing remains clear: people need access to mental health care and support. CMHA NS is here to ensure that no one is alone on their mental health journey.

There are many ways for you to donate.


While not everyone can give, anyone can fundraise. You can plan an event like bowling or a bake sale or concert, celebrate a milestone or holiday, remember a loved one’s legacy, undertake a physical challenge, or create a brand-new type of fundraiser that’s perfect for your unique skills or interests in support of CMHA NS.

If you’re not seeing an option that works for the fundraiser you are envisioning, email Erin Christie, Provincial Lead, Communications and Community Engagement at [email protected]. We are here to help you figure out the best way to support CMHA NS with your unique idea!

Partner with Us: Join our Circle of Support

Our partners share our values and help us fulfill our mission while collectively increasing visibility and impact. As a trusted organization reaching deep into local communities throughout the country CMHA NS’s services, advocacy efforts and programs succeed in building a vital mental health movement to improve lives while having a lasting impact

View our partners

Become a Partner

Get your brand involved by becoming a corporate, foundation or community partner.

By partnering with CMHA NS your organization will be aligned with the province’s largest grassroots mental health organization, and you will be helping CMHA NS raise funds and awareness to help us support the resilience, recovery and well-being of people living with a mental illness and those experiencing mental health challenges across the province.

Ready to join our Circle of Support?

Contact Erin Christie, Provincial Lead, Communications and Community Engagement at [email protected] today!


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