About Healthy Minds Nova Scotia

HealthyMindsNS is a suite of online mental health resources, available free to post-secondary students, to complement the mental health supports and services available on campuses.

HealthyMindsNS was created to make sure students have access to mental health supports whenever they need them, to strengthen students’ knowledge of mental health issues, and to provide a wider array of resources, particularly for students experiencing mild to moderate symptoms.

The Services

There are four services available under the HealthyMindNS program.

  • Togetherall is a safe and anonymous, online peer community for your mental health, freely available 24/7 to all youth and young adults aged 16+, and post-secondary students in Nova Scotia.

    If you are enrolled in a public, post-secondary institution, register here using your email address provided by your academic institution. If you are an apprentice with the Apprenticeship Agency, use your postal code to register here.

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  • TAO Self-Help is an online mental health library with interactive modules to help you understand and manage how you feel, think and act. You choose the modules you believe will help you feel well and live the life you choose.

    Find your TAO Self-Help School Login

  • Crisis Text Line Powered by Kids Help Phone is a Canadian text-based volunteer-support service available 24/7/365. Just text Good2TalkNS to 686868 to be connected to a volunteer-supporter from the privacy of your phone.

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  • Good2Talk is a free, confidential post-secondary student helpline that provides professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to students in Nova Scotia, 24/7/365. To talk to someone, call 1-833-292-3698.

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HealthyMindsNS does not collect your personal information. When you access an online mental health resource available through HealthyMindsNS you will be directly connected with the mental health resource provider. A provider may require you to provide some of your personal information to access their supports. HealthyMindsNS reminds you to always exercise caution when sharing your personal information on the internet. Ensure that you:

  • Read and understand the providers privacy policies, terms of service and member rules whenever you are asked to provide personal information. These documents will explain how your personal information will be handled by the provider. Understanding the circumstances where a provider will collect, use, and disclosed your personal information helps you make informed decisions about the information you share online.
  • Keep your password and account details private and secure. Keeping this information in a safe place that can’t be accessed by others and always logging out of shared devices helps protect your personal information from being accessed by others without your consent.

Challenging and stressful situations aren’t always convenient. They don’t always happen during regular office hours when most on-site campus services are open. There are times when you’re having trouble managing stress, when you’re going through a difficult time, and you need to reach out for help. Having online mental health resources helps to bridge this gap.

Asha Graham, Political Science, Saint Mary’s University