News releases from Office of Addictions and Mental Health (Page 1)

Recovery Support Centre Open in Middleton

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

More addiction recovery supports are now available for people living in the Annapolis Valley area who have a substance use or gambling disorder.

Stronger Supports for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

The Province is investing $2.8 million in a new trauma therapy program to support Nova Scotians who have been sexually assaulted.

Access to Hope and Healthcare, Op-ed

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

I’ve had the honour of serving as the province’s first Minister responsible for Addictions and Mental Health for almost a year now. I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the province and to visit with many who are working in our hospitals, in community clinics and in community organizations to support people experiencing mental health challenges – and I will continue doing so this summer.

Investments to Support Youth Mental Health

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

The government is investing $700,000 in mental wellness programs at seven youth centres across the province.

Call for Nominations for New Mental Health and Addictions Care Award

Premier's Office / Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Nominations for a new national award for innovation in mental health and addictions care are now open to people and organizations across the province.

Province Unveils New Pre-school Autism Services

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Pre-school age children on the autism spectrum and their families will soon have access to a broader range of tailored supports.

Investment in Mi’kmaw Mental Health Supports

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

New funding for the Eskasoni Crisis and Referral Centre will support mental health and addictions related services for Eskasoni First Nation and Mi’kmaw people across the province.

Investment Supports Mental Health Peer-Support Training for Youth

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

The government is providing a one-time investment of $100,000 to the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Society to expand their peer-support training to more young people.

Legislation Enhances Protections for Patients Admitted for Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Legislation introduced today, March 31, will enhance the protection of patients treated under the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act.

Repeal of Crosbie Memorial Trust Fund Act

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Legislation introduced today, March 25, will repeal the Crosbie Memorial Trust Fund Act.

Investment Supports Mental Health and Addictions Projects

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

The government is providing a one-time investment of $3 million to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia to support mental health and addictions projects across the province.

Investment in Mi’kmaw Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

The government is providing a one-time investment of $2 million to the new health and wellness organization Tajikeimik to support the development of a Mi’kmaw mental health and addictions strategy.

New Mental Health Day Hospital

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

A new mental health hospital will offer day treatments for those in the Halifax area requiring intensive mental health supports.

Mental Health Support Always Available, Op-ed

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Nearly two years ago, our province experienced a horrific event.

New Recovery Support Centre Open in New Glasgow

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Expanded addiction recovery supports are now available for people in Pictou County struggling with substance use and gambling addictions.

Public Safety Personnel Online Therapy Program Launches

Justice / Office of Addictions and Mental Health

A new program aimed at improving the mental health of Nova Scotia’s first responders and other public safety personnel launched today, February 8.

New Centre for Addictions Care Opening in Dartmouth

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

A new service for people struggling with substance use and gambling addictions will open in Dartmouth next week.

Emergency Support Provided to 56 Non-Profit Recreation Facilities

COVID - 19 / Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage / Office of Addictions and Mental Health

The Province has approved emergency funding for 56 recreation facilities owned and operated by non-profit organizations to help them adapt to the ongoing impact of COVID-19.

Expanded Access to Mental Health Supports Helps More Post-Secondary Students, Apprentices

Advanced Education / Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Recognizing that good mental health is an essential part of overall health, the Province is expanding access to e-health resource Togetherall to all of Nova Scotia’s post-secondary students and apprentices.

World Mental Health Day / Mental Illness Awareness Week 2021, Op-ed

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Mental illness and addictions affect thousands of Nova Scotians. The impacts and suffering are felt by thousands more – partners, children, parents, friends, caregivers and the communities we live and work in.