All NSCAD campuses closed at noon, February 24, 2024 due to freezing rain. All campuses will reopen at 9 a.m. on February 25.

Mental Health Supports for NSCAD Students

List of supports prepared by Charisma Grace Walker, Director of Opportunity and Belonging. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact

NSCAD’s on-site Registered Counselling Therapist (Closed during the Holidays)
Appointments can be made through the Office of Student Experience by contacting or with the counselling therapist directly at or visit:

Healthy Minds NS
HealthyMindsNS was created to make sure students have access to mental health supports whenever they need them, to strengthen students’ knowledge of mental health issues, and to provide a wider array of resources, particularly for students experiencing mild to moderate symptoms. Click on the link below to assess Healthy Minds NS suite of resources available to you:

Additional Supports and Contact

When your health, safety, or the safety of others, is immediately at risk and you need help right away. The operator will connect you to the fire, police or ambulance services you need. No charge to call from any phone, including pay phones, and cell phones without a cellular plan.

Nova Scotia Health Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line 1-888-429-8167
Support to manage a mental health or addictions crisis. Timely phone crisis supports and a safe space to talk. Trained clinicians ask questions to develop a plan to manage the crisis or connect the callers to the right services to address their needs. Available 24/7 to all ages across Nova Scotia. Free and confidential.

Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Intake Service 1-855-922-1122
Provides triage, screening, and navigation for Mental Health and Addiction Programs offered through Nova Scotia Health. No referral needed to call. Trained clinicians help determine what services and supports best meet the caller’s needs, whether provided by Mental Health and Addictions or another community provider. Caller may be asked for their Health Card Number. Available Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Confidential voicemail is available evenings, weekends, and holidays.

211 Nova Scotian Help Line for Live Chat at or Text 211
Seeking information about community and social services in your community or across the province. Or are experiencing unmet social or human needs and want to connect with organizations able to meet those needs. Community Resource Navigators will refer people to the resources, programs and services needed most. Free and confidential. Available 24/7 in over 100 languages