Community Supports Team for Adults

The Community Support Teams for Adults supports individuals living with persistent mental illness to develop and maintain a safe, satisfying quality of life in the community. In many instances, mental illness has had a major impact on aspects of clients’ lives, such as housing, employment, social supports, finances and daily living skills. The Principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery guide the teams’ work. These principles emphasize hope, recovery, empowerment, and supportive recovery. 

Community Mental Health and Addictions Clinic

Community Mental Health and Addictions includes a team of mental health and addictions professionals who provide services on an outpatient basis. The team provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and outreach services that can help people to manage mental illness, addictions and concurrent disorders. The team works with individuals, families, community organizations, family physicians and others. Treatment may include individual or group therapy.

Depot Clinic (The)

The Depot clinic is a wide-ranging nursing service for adults 19 years and older diagnosed with a mental illness.  To qualify, the client must be followed by a NSHA Psychiatrist and have been started on a depot neuroleptic (long-acting injection) treatment. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) will also discuss any of the client’s current mental health or medication concerns and monitor their symptoms and overall wellness. The client’s health status and concerns are then shared with the other treatment team members and the client’s support circle (i.e.

Family Physician: Dartmouth (Pleasant Street Medical Group)

Pleasant Street Medical Group, located in Dartmouth is seeking locum coverage beginning May 5, 2017.  Short and long term opportunities are available.  This small friendly group practice is fee for service and uses Nightingale EMR.  Call is shared with several other clinics in Dartmouth.
Contact: Dr. Ann Wadden, ann.wadden@gmail.com or 902-469-2447

Beacon Program

The Beacon Program a long-term residential program for young adults ages 18 to 35 who are living with mental illness and want to make changes in their lives. People who come to the program typically stay about six months.

The Beacon House is located in Kentville,  and is available to people from anywhere in the province. While here clients gain information and skills to help them in their recovery journeys.

The Beacon Program offers hope, support and empowerment. 

Health Psychology

Health Psychology offers psychological interventions for those with chronic and acute health conditions. The main focus is on the patient's mental and emotional reaction to an illness or their recovery from an illness.

Adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Program

The Adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an intensive treatment program for individuals who have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or meet criteria for BPD but have not yet received a formal diagnosis. These individuals also struggle with persistent suicidal behavior, gestures, threats, or are presently engaging in non-suicidal self-harm behavior.

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