Taking Care of Our Mental Health 


Managing distress following acts of violence

There are no words to capture the loss Nova Scotia has suffered. If you need support, there are organizations here to help.

Mental Health Crisis Line  1-888-429-8167

Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre / Sexual Assault Services Association

(902) 863-6221    info@awrcsasa.ca

Association of Black Social Workers

Toll Free 1-855-732-1253       nsabswcovid19@gmail.com

Paqtnkek Mikmaw Nation Wellness Supports

Talking with children about violence


More than ever, it’s important that we support each other, look after our mental health, and reach out for help if it is needed. Nova Scotia Mental Health and Well Being has programs and resources for children, youth and adults, by phone and online.

Mental Health Crisis Line  1-888-429-8167


Social Meditation

Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm online. Open to all. Free of charge.

Here is the meeting link. 

Social meditation is a practice that creates an opportunity for people to explore being their authentic selves in a safe space with other human beings. Each session begins with a period of silent meditation, followed by a period of social meditation. Donations to the Halifax Shambhala Centre are always welcome.

5 stress-relieving art activities

Stuck at home together: Art and healing

Creative activities help to reduce anxiety while promoting meaningful connections. A wide range of opportunities creative expression, plus sharing and connecting with others.

Get fit in the kitchen  

Easy exercises for strength, flexibility and balance


Staying Strong and Being Well

Your social distancing survival guide

Social connection is the cure

Adapting to change

Tower of strengths for adults

Use the cards to encourage yourself and others

My strengths for kids

Pictures to help you talk to children about how they’re feeling

Wisdom from Sesame Street :

Grover talks about wearing a mask, missing his friends and why it’s okay to be sad sometimes.



Helping others makes us stronger; but it depends on how we do it.