News releases from Office of Addictions and Mental Health issued in 2022 (Page 1)

Nouveau programme en ligne pour aider les gens à gérer la dépression et l'anxiété

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui souffrent de dépression ou d'anxiété légère à modérée peuvent maintenir obtenir de l'aide en ligne gratuitement.

New Online Program Helps People Manage Depression, Anxiety

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Nova Scotians with mild to moderate depression or anxiety can now get free online coaching and skills development to help them cope.

Mental Health Day Hospital to Open in Cape Breton

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

A new day hospital will offer intensive mental health treatment for people in Cape Breton.

Community Organization Recognized for Innovation in Mental Healthcare

Premier's Office / Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Strongest Families Institute is Nova Scotia’s recipient of the Council of the Federation Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care.

Nova Scotia Launches Provincewide Mental Health and Addictions Peer Support Line

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Nova Scotians dealing with mental health and substance use concerns will soon be able to call a toll-free line to talk to people who have overcome similar challenges.

Mental Health Day Focuses on Providing Supports

Office of Addictions and Mental Health / Health and Wellness

Monday, October 10, is World Mental Health Day, a day for Nova Scotians to reflect on their own mental health and the mental health of others.

Expanding Rural Access to Urgent Mental Health, Addictions Care

Office of Addictions and Mental Health

The Province is expanding access to urgent mental health and addictions care in rural communities.

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.