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NSCAD Wellness

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NSCAD Wellness is a collaborative project between NSCAD students, staff and faculty.
It includes information about the types of situations that may require attention and
contact information for the many resources available to students on and off campus.

Please use the resources menu at the top
right to view and download all available materials.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Health Care Services in Halifax (pdf)

• Capital Health's TRANSITIONS guide

Halifax Peninsula Helping Tree

Dartmouth Helping Tree

HRM's Community Health Plan

NSCAD's Mental Health Collective

meets in the Student Lounge (by the couches), sometimes moving into Room G227 when more privacy is needed.  It's a stigma-free space to discuss mental health issues with peers, without the fear of being judged. Check the SUNSCAD website for specific dates/times.

NSCAD's Peer Support Program

offers one-on-one peer support Monday through Friday from 6 - 8 pm in Room G227. Peer Support is one of the most effective strategies for individuals living with mental illness who are trying to maintain their mental health in a stressful academic environment, and even for students without a diagnosis of mental illness who are encountering less than functional mental health due to the stresses of school, relationships, being away from home, etc…. The Peer Mentors have lived experience with mental illness and are current NSCAD students, putting them in an ideal place to serve as positive examples for students coping with Mental health problems or having difficulty adjusting to life at NSCAD.  They received their training from Laing House, one of the best peer support models in Canada.