The IWK Health Centre provides children and adolescents throughout the province with specialized mental health and addictions services. To learn more about these services visit the IWK Health Centre website.
The Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Telephone Line is delivered by the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT). This provincial service provides crisis intervention for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis or mental distress.
The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to support callers who present with suicidal thoughts, self-harming thoughts or behaviors, overwhelming anxiety, difficulty coping with distress, psychotic or distorted thinking, depression, substance use difficulties or any other self-identified mental health concerns. Crisis is self-defined by the individual calling for support.
The crisis line also supports families, friends, community agencies and others to manage mental health crisis through education, outreach and consultation.
Location, hours and contact information
For support call 902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free).
This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How do I access this service?
To access this service during a mental health crisis, call 902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free).