Mental Health and Wellbeing: Our Response

The health and wellbeing of our NSCAD community is our top priority. We understand that the social distancing measures that are currently in place and the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19 are incredibly challenging, here are some tips to help you maintain overall health and wellbeing during these unprecedented times.

The following links and resources are intended to support NSCAD students, faculty and staff. Some are directly linked to NSCAD while others are from our provincial and federal agencies. Below you can find the latest public health directions, mental health support links, and OHS working from home tips. We will be communicating with our community as information becomes available.

Mental health and Addictions

It it is normal to feel anxious and afraid while we deal with the effects of this pandemic. We know this situation is stressful for everyone; people living with mental illness and addictions may be finding it especially difficult to cope. If you or someone you know is struggling, we want to give you the necessary resources to be in touch with someone who can help. Remember: no matter where you are or what you’re going through, you don’t have to go through it alone.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact 911 immediately or present to your nearest emergency department.

Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Resource

Nova Scotia Online Mental Health and Addiction Resources

Resources for Mental Health and Addictions Canada

Alcoholics Anonymous : 902-461-1119

Occupational health and safety Resources

To help make your work from home experience better; please see below the resources that will help you and your physical health and safety.

Telework / Telecommuting (working from home) Tips and Advice for Best Practices
Office Ergonomics Resource Guide – WCB Nova Scotia
Ergonomics Information and Exercises
Occupational Health and Safety Canada: Working Remotely Tips
NSCAD Socializing and Working Remotely Tips

NSCAD University Visit Protocol

Mental Health and wellbeing Resources

Coping with COVID-19: Canadian Mental Health Association
Mental Health Awareness FREE E-course from Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety
Nova Scotia Health Authority, Mental Health and Addictions

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)  – what is an EFAP?
Visit the link above or by phone 1-800-387-4765 to access services.


The Crisis Support Line is open 24/7 and can be reached at: 1-844-751-2133

NSHA Mental Health and Addictions Program is here to help. The Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or someone concerned about them. Call (toll-free) 1-888-429-8167.

student wellness services

Resources and Wellness Contacts for Students (and staff support)

Coronavirus: How to Protect Yourself and Others

NSCAD COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Coronavirus Nova Scotia Facts and Information
Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Government Health and wellness resource posters

Cough and Sneeze Etiquette
COVID-19 Mental Health Tips
Self Isolation Fact Sheet
COVID-19 Prevention
Social Distancing Poster
Social Distancing Advice
Hand Washing Poster

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