About Healthy Minds Nova Scotia

HealthyMindsNS offers a suite of online mental health resources to complement counselling services available on campuses.

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

The Services

There are five services available under the HealthyMindNS program.

  • Kognito provides online training simulations that teach faculty, staff, and students how to recognize psychological distress, engage in a conversation with someone you may be concerned about, and make a referral to the appropriate resources for someone in need.

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  • 7 Cups is a free, anonymous and confidential online peer-support chat for
    people who just need to talk. Students can connect to peers on their campus
    or peer-supporters from around the world. 7 Cups is available 24/7/365.

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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.

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  • Crisis Text Line Powered by Kid’s 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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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