Caregivers often provide a variety of supports, including navigating the mental health system to access services, transportation, advocating for services, and social, financial, and emotional supports. Studies have shown that caregivers can experience a significant sense of personal growth, fulfillment, and purpose through the support they provide to a friend or family member with a mental health problem or mental illness.
At the same time, the caregiver’s own health — both physical and emotional — can be negatively affected by the day-to-day demands of long-term caregiving.
Caregivers of Nova Scotia – Kingston
First Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00pm/Sobey’s Community Room, Greenwood
902-521-5592 or 1-877-488-7390
Download the Caregivers of Nova Scotia Brochure
VON Caregivers of Nova Scotia – Digby
First Wednesday of the month 1 to 3:00 pm/Digby Superstore Community Room
Download the Digby Schedule
Caregivers of Nova Scotia – Kentville
Fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30am/Evergreen Nursing Home, 655 Park Street, Kentville (Coldbrook)
902-542-1503 or 902-678-4111
Bridgetown Caregiver Support Group (Alzheimer Society)
Where: Croskill Court, Church Street When: Third Monday of each month Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.