Services for Children and Youth

Mental Health Services

Services for Children and Youth

Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK

Mental Health and Addiction Services for children and youth are provided by Nova Scotia District Health Authority. Check NSHA Mental Health and Addictions page to see what services are available for children and youth in your area.

Mental Health
Crisis Line

1-888-429-8167 (toll free)

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.

Kids Help Phone 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.

811: Peace of Mind 24/7

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


The CyberSCAN unit is made up of investigators with various backgrounds. The team will travel the province and work with victims, families, schools and others to investigate complaints, gather evidence and help stop cyberbullying.

To talk to an investigator Call 1 - 855 - 702 - 8324

Canadian Mental Health Association -

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

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia works to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, influencing public policy, and encouraging research.

Laing House

Laing House

Laing House is a peer support organization for youth living with mental illness, where members can embrace their unique gifts and find their way in a caring and supportive environment.

Teen Mental Health

Teen Mental Health

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

Psychosis Sucks

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