This section provides details of resources available both online and in Antigonish for seeking advice and psychological help.
Emergency: Call 911
Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167
Healthy Minds NS
About the program: HealthyMindsNS provides mental health support to students, strengthens their knowledge of mental health issues, and provide a wider array of resources, particularly for students experiencing mild to moderate symptoms. StFX University currently offers five of the HealthyMindsNS programs, in addition to the support offered through their Health and Counselling Centre located in Room 305 of the Bloomfield Centre (Students’ Union Building). If you have any questions about HealthyMindsNS services, please contact representatives at the Health and Counselling Centre.
Contact: 1.902.867.2263 (StFX, Antigonish)
Wellness Together Canada
About the program: Canadians are being challenged in a number of ways because of isolation, financial and employment uncertainty and disruptions to daily life. Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources to help Canadians get back on track. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues
Good2Talk Nova Scotia
About the program: It provides support for university and college students. Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline for post-secondary students across Canada. By calling or texting Good2Talk, students can receive information and referrals about services and supports for mental health, addictions and well-being on and off campus or speak anonymously with a professional counsellor.
Contact: 1-833-292-3698; Text: GOOD2TALKNS to 686868
About the program: Online anonymous self-help and one-on-one emotional support service; available to all StFX students at no charge.
811 Nova Scotia Telecare Service: Health Link (available 24/7)
About the program: For trusted, everyday health information and advice from a Registered Nurse; available in over 125 different languages
Phone: 811 or 1-866-770-7763 (toll free)
StFX Health and Counselling Centre
Bloomfield 305 (behind the Information Desk in the SUB)
Monday and Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 am - 4:30pm; closed 12:00 pm- 1:00pm
St. Martha’s Regional Hospital
25 Bay Street, Antigonish
Emergency: Call 911 or proceed directly to the Emergency Department; open 24/7; after 11 pm enter through the main door
Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Services (Central Intake Phone: 1-888-291-3535)
Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm by appointment only; some evening appointments available
About the program: Online mental health resources for students, friends, parents, health professionals, faculty and staff
Friendly Calling Program (Red Cross)
About the program: The service allows anyone who is feeling lonely or isolated to register to receive scheduled calls.
About the group: AY&M or Asana, Yoga & Massage is an Antigonish-based Yoga studio offering Yoga classes. As its Facebook page says, Yoga offers benefits for the mind, body and spirit.
Acupuncture Antigonish – Meditation classes
About the group: It offers meditation, deep breathing, and Qigong. The classes incorporate breathing and qigong exercise to calm the mind while strengthening the body. The meditations use guided visualization and mindfulness techniques.
Other Health Resources
Antigonish Travel Clinic
40 Church Street
Phone: 902-863-4558, Ext. 1 (By appointment only)
Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association
219 Main Street, 204 Kirk Place
Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm by appointment or drop-in
Abortion Self-Referral: Nova Scotia Women’s Choice Clinic
Phone: 1-833-352-0719 (toll free)
Men’s Health Centre
275 Main Street, Suite 103 (Tuesdays only, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm, by appointment)
133 Church Street, Unit 103
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) (available 24/7)
Phone: 1-877-880-7263 (toll free)