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Mental Health Support during the COVID-19 Response

The Provincial Mental Health team has been working on accelerating access to eMental Health resources during the COVID -19 pandemic.  They have launched 2 free eMental Health resources that you might find helpful, or that you may want to share with others.

ICAN, a 12 week program focusing on anxiety.  This program is now open to Nova Scotian’s to self-refer and is delivered by Strongest Families, a NS based organization.  The program combines telephone based coaching and self-directed work.  Information about ICAN and the link to self-refer can be found here:

Mindwell U is a free online challenge that takes just 5 minutes a day, and can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on any device.  The Challenges teach basics in mindfulness to lower stress and increase resilience.  The Challenge also teaches “mindfulness-in-action” so people don’t need to stop what they are doing to become calmer, present and more focused.  Info on the program and sign up can be found here :

There are also social media pages where they re-share and promote tips, links to free online MHA programs they and credible others are launching, sharing of public- focused info from our partners and others in Canada (CAMH, Mental Health Commission, etc.)



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