How to Find Help

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
If you or someone you know needs help, reach out to people you can trust. A family member, relative, friend or teacher. You’re not alone. Support and resources are available to help.

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kidshelpphone.ca Toll-Free 1-800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. Big or small concerns. 24/7. 365 days a year.

Tip sheets for parents

antibullying.novascotia.ca

Support for parents and guardians looking for information to help their kids through bullying and cyberbullying issues. Find information tailored to four audiences: children and youth, parents and guardians, educators and schools, and community.

The Jack Project - www.thejackproject.org/resources

Tip sheets on suicide prevention, bullying and mental health for teens and families, produced in partnership with Kids Help Phone.

Telephone crisis support and mobile response is offered for work, home, school, and community agencies  Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-888-429-8167 (toll free)

TeenMentalHealth.org

This website is dedicated to helping improve the mental health of youth.

Anti-bullying Support - antibullying.novascotia.ca

The provincial anti-bullying website has information for parents and guardians on how to address bullying and cyberbullying.

Youth Drug Prevention For Parents - drugprevention.gc.ca

The National Anti-Drug Strategy website for helping parents talk about substance use with teens.

PsychosisSucks.ca

This site promotes early detection, educates about psychosis and provides direction for seeking help.

LaingHouse.org

Laing House is a peer support organization for youth living with mental illness.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention - www.suicideprevention.ca

Information about preventing suicide, with links to regional support.

Canadian Mental Health Association - cmha.ca

Support for people with mental illnesses including Communities Addressing Suicide Together Program.

Avalon Sexual Assault Center - avaloncentre.ca

The Avalon Centre provides services for those affected by sexual violence, with support, education, counselling and leadership/advocacy services for women.

Domestic Violence Resources - nsdomesticviolence.ca

View a map of available resources for domestic violence victims in Nova Scotia.

NeedHelpNow.ca

If you, a friend, peer or sibling have been involved in a self/peer (otherwise known as "sexting") exploitation incident NeedHelpNow.ca is here.

CyberSafeGirl.ca

A prevention and education initiative for online safety for girls, led by the Atlantic Ministers responsible for the Status of Women.

District Health Authorities/ IWK

Check with your district health authority to see what services are available for children and youth in your local area.

ns.211.ca

211 is here to help you find the right community and social services.

811.novascotia.ca

Just three numbers - 8-1-1, and you will have access to non-emergency health information and services.

911

911.novascotia.ca

CALL 911 when someone’s health, safety or property is threatened and help is needed right away.