...TeenMentalHealth.org's guide for youth adjusting to University life!
...for NSCAD students seeking a doctor or psychologist in Halifax.
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.offers one-on-one peer support on weekday evenings 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.