Mental Health Resources

 

Links to Resources on Campus and within Antigonish:

  • St.F.X. Health and Counselling Centre 
    • Located on StFX campus, the Health and Counselling Centre offers mental health support through appointments with a counsellor, nurse, or doctor.
    • Link to campus resource list
  • Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI)
    • An initiative aimed at promoting mental health and providing support and resources to student athletes.  
  • St.F.X. Peer Support program
    • Service offered through the StFX Students’ Union.  Trained student volunteers provide support to peers by listening and by helping to direct students to relevant resources.
    • The peer support program is open from 12-5pm on weekdays in Bloomfield 417.
    • Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre
      • Offers information, support, and programs to women and adolescent girls.  Includes advocacy, health services, crisis intervention, sexual assault services.    
      • This resource is primarily for women and young girls.
    • Men’s Health Centre
      • Offers information, support, and programs to men and adolescent boys within areas such as physical health, mental and emotional health, and sexual health.
      • This resource is primarily for males 12 and up.      
    • Naomi society
      • Offers support to those experiencing family and intimate partner violence. 
      • Direct services are available for women and children, while referral services are available for men.   
    • Superstore After-Hours Clinic
      • Located on Market Street. This service is for general healthcare, blood pressure check, prescription refills, referral requests and more. Available on Mondays 5:30pm-9:00pm (walk-in only)
    • Just Breathe…You are Enough
      • A resource page to accompany a book and workbook written by Dr. Adela Sandness, St.F.X.

    Links to online resources and mental health information:

    • Healthy Minds NS
      • Includes five different online mental health supports for StFX students.
      • These resources can help to complement in-person supports, but they can also be used on their own.
        • Includes:
          • togetherall - online peer community for mental health
          • TAO self-help – includes a variety of interactive modules.  Use your student email to create a personalized account.
          • Good2Talk - This is a free helpline offering confidential support from professional counsellors to any university student who is studying at a university in Nova Scotia.  To talk to someone just call 1-833-292-3698.
          • Crisis Text Line – A volunteer support service providing text-based support to university students using the Kids Help Phone platform.  To connect, just text Good2TalkNS to 686868
    • NS Health COVID-Specific Mental Health Tools and Information
      • A variety of free mental online eMental Health resources and tips, to support Nova Scotians through COVID
    • Be There Resource from Jack.org
      • Jack.org is a Canadian charity focused on providing mental health information and training supports to young adults so they can identify and eliminate barriers to help-seeking.  
      • Be There is a resource that provides young adults with information and tips on how to recognize and best support someone who is struggling with their mental health.
    • Transitions
      • Transitions is a document developed by teenmentalhealth.org to help university students make the transition to university.  It includes information on mental health and mental illness, relationships, time management, sexual activity and more.
    • Heads-up Guys
      • A mental health resource made for men by men.  This resource provides information about recognizing the symptoms of Depression, managing symptoms, and help-seeking.
    • Here to Help:
      • HeretoHelp is a web resource created by the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use.  It offers an online screening tool that will give you a well-being score and a list of resources.  It screens for depression, anxiety and substance use.  It is intended to provide information only and is not meant to replace in-person supports. 
    • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:
      • Mental Health 101 resource
        • Online resource that provides free tutorials to learn about mental health
    • Nova Scotia Health Authority:
    • National Institute of Mental Health:

    Additional Resources:

    • Visible @ X - Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
    • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE): 1-877-880-SANE (7263)
    • StFX Health and Counselling: (902) 867-2263
    • StFX Safety & Security Services: (902) 867-4444
    • Health-link: 811
    • Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167
    • RCMP non-emergency: 902-863-6500
    • St. Martha’s Regional Hospital: 902-867-4500
    • Emergency: 911