Self-Help Group Database

Group NameAddressObjectivesActivitiesMeetingsPhoneEmailsWebsite
(C.U.S.P.) Community for Ultra Scensitive People – HalifaxPlanet Organic, 6485 Quinpool Rd., HalifaxTo offer support for those of us dealing with an invisible disability and the myriad of issues involved.To be announcedMeetings are presently being held upstairs at Planet Organic on Quinpool Road from 7pm to 8:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Please email for more information.902-543-0207micki37@hotmail.com
Adult Children of Alcoholics – HalifaxHalifax, NS Provide support and information to adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families.Group meetings, 12-step format.Meetings are held on Thursdays 7:30 pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Ashburn Avenue. asweeney343@gmail.com
Al-Anon Family Groups - NSVarious locations, NSProvide support and information to the families of people living with an alcohol addiction.Group meetings.Please visit the website using the meeting directory to find times and locations in your area.1-888-425-2666Site
Alcoholics Anonymous – NSVarious locations, NS Provide support and information to people with alcohol addictions and their families.Group meetings which follow the 12-step model.Please call for more information.902-461-1119Site
Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group – ArichatArichat, NS Provide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer\'s disease.Group meetingsMeetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at New Horizon Building. Please call for more information.902-226-9726 or 902-227-8792
Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group – CheticampCheticamp, NSProvide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Group meetingsMeetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm at Foyer Pere Fiset Nursing Home (in the old activity room). Please call for more information.902-224-2087 or 902-224-7954
Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group – DartmouthDartmouth, NSProvide support to caregivers living with people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Occasional guest speakers. Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at Oakwood Terrace, 10 Mount Hope Ave. from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group – DartmouthDartmouth, NSProvide support to caregivers living with people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Occasional guest speakers. Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at Oakwood Terrace, 10 Mount Hope Ave. from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.902-469-0554 or 902-463-2161jjrowe@ns.sympatico.ca
Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group – DigbyDigby, NSProvide support to caregivers living with people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Group meetings.Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Digby Superstore from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group – LiverpooLiverpool, NS Provide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Group meetingsMeetings are held on the first Friday of each month from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Queens Manor. Please call for more information.902-354-3451 ext.7 or 902-683-2684queensmanor_dayprogram@hotmail.com
Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group – LunenburgLunenburg, NS Provide support to people taking care of those facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Group meetings and telephone support.Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Harbour View Haven902-640-2257 or 902-634-9244loismor61@yahoo.ca
Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group – New GlasgowNew Glasgow, NS Provide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in confidential and informal setting.Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at High-Crest Place. Please call for more information. No meetings in July/August.902-755-1123 or 902-752-0336
Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group – New RossNew Ross Family Resource Centre, NS Support for people facing the challenges surrounding Alzheimer's disease.Group meetings.Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at New Ross Family Resource Centre.902-689-2414 (work)susanlarder123@gmail.com
Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group – WindsorWindsor, NSProvide support to people taking care of those facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not aloneMeetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Windsor Elms Village, Falmouth. Please call for more details902-472-3663 or 902-798-4074
Alzheimer Family Support and Education – AntigonishAntigonish, NSProvide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Group meetings.Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Antigonish Library, Health Connections Boardroom.902-328-2040
Alzheimer Support Group – AmherstAmherst, NSProvide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Continuing Care Office, 71 Victoria Street, Amherst. Please call for more information.902-667-7084 or 1-800-611-6345
Alzheimer Support Group – BridgetownBridgetown, NS Provide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's diseaseShare information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphereMeetings are held on the third Monday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Croskill Court, Church St. Please call for more information.902-584-3370 or 902-532-0784
Alzheimer Support Group – Halifax1 Castle Hill Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 3A2Provide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm Room 1613B Veterans Memorial Building. Also offer telephone support. No meetings during January/July/August. Please call for more information.902-443-1312barbmulrooney@hfx.eastlink.ca
Alzheimer Support Group – Musquodobit HarbourMusquodobit Harbour, NSProvide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Twin Oaks Hospital Boardroom.902-443-1312dandhans@ns.sympatico.ca
Alzheimer Support Group – North SydneyNorth Sydney, NSProvide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at North Side Community Guest Home. Phone first to confirm. No summer Meetings902-794-4733 or 902-794-4733
Alzheimer Support Group – ParrsboroParrsboro, NSProvide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre in the evenings, dates vary. Please call for more information902-254-2540 or 902-254-3714
Alzheimer Support Group – Port HawkesburyPort Hawkesbury, NS Provide support to people taking care of those facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Strait Richmond Hospital Boardroom. Please call for more information902-345-2231 or 902-625-7211
Alzheimer Support Group – Port HawkesburyWolfville, NS Provide support to people taking care of those facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in confidential and informal settingMeetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre. No meetings in July/August. Please call for more information902-538-3103 ext. 171(weekdays) or 902-679-6306
Alzheimer Support Group – SackvilleSackville, NSProvide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Sackville Sports Arena. No meetings in January, July or August. Please call for more information902-443-1312barbmulrooney@hfx.eastlink.ca
Alzheimer Support Group – SydneySydney, NSProvide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's diseaseShare information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Kimberly Hall, 2nd floor Chapel. No meetings in December, July or August.902-564-6041 or 902-539-7271
Alzheimer Support Group – TatamagoucheTatamagouche, NSProvide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held at Willow Lodge, on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm. Please call for more information.902-667-6469 or 902-657-9336
Alzheimer Support Group – TruroTruroProvide support to people facing the challenges brought by Alzheimer's disease.Share information and common problems in a confidential and informal atmosphere of support meetings. Families and caregivers realize they are not alone.Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Cedarstone Enhanced Care. Please call for more information.902-893-6177 or 902-843-2737janessj@gov.ns.ca
Annapolis County Canadian Mental Health Association Mental Health Support Group – BridgetownBridgetown, NSProvide support to those living with a mental health issue and their friends and family.Group meetings.Meetings are every Wednesday morning at 10 am. Please Contact: Dawn for more information.902-665-2405orris.orlando@eastlink.ca
Arthritis Self-Management Program – Nova ScotiaVarious locations, NSProvide information and support to individuals with arthritis.Discuss pain management, coping strategies, medications, healthy eating, exercise, etc.Meetings: are not held all year round. Holds 6 week courses, please call for more information1-800-321-1433Site
Atlantic Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome SocietyHalifax, NSAtlantic Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Society is a peer-based support group located in Halifax serving Nova Scotians living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.Monthly peer support meetings.Once per month on Saturdays at the IWK Health Centre. Please email for more information.atlanticedssociety@hotmail.comSite
Bereaved Families of Cape Breton – Glace BayGlace Bay, NSProvides support and information for those who are bereaved.Resource Centre, monthly Support and Share groups offering peer support, structured support groups and more.Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at Town House, 150 Commercial Street, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm902-564-6795infobf@seaside.ns.caSite
Bereaved Families of Cape Breton – SydneySydney, NSProvides support and information for those who are bereavedResource Centre, monthly Support and Share groups offering peer support, structured support groups and more.Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 188 George Street, Sydney.902-564-6795infobf@seaside.ns.caSite
Bereaved Families of Cape Breton – Sydney MinesSydney Mines, NSProvides support and information for those who are bereaved.Resource Centre, monthly Support and Share groups offering peer support, structured support groups and more.Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Miners' Memorial Manor, 16 Lorne Street.902-564-6795infobf@seaside.ns.caSite
Bereavement Drop In Support Group – Halifax9 Spring Street (Hospice Society of Greater Halifax), Bedford, NSThis group is for any adult who has experienced the death of a loved one and wishes to explore their grief in a safe and supportive environment.Group meetings.Meetings are held the first, second and third Saturday of each month, 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. at 9 Spring Street, Bedford. Please call for more information.902-446-0929
Bereavement Support Group – DartmouthDartmouth, NSProvide Support to anyone who has lost a loved one within a year of their passing.Group meetings.Meetings consist of 8 sessions held twice a year. Pre-registration is required. Please call for more information902-465-8472
Bereavement Support Group – SackvilleSackville, NSProvide comfort and emotional support to those persons who have lost a loved one.Please call for more information.Meetings are held at the Sackville Community Centre. Please call for more information.902-864-5591
Bipolar Disorder Peer Support GroupHalifaxProvides peer support to help individuals deal with bipolar disorder. - Individuals living with bipolar disorder and their families1-877-877-9292susanroper@eastlink.ca
Borderline, Living Together Support is through phone and email.Offers individual and family support in dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder through email, phone or in person902-221-4242murrayblt@gmail.com
Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia – BridgewaterBridgewater, NSProvide peer support for survivors of brain injury and those with epilepsy, their families, friends, and caregivers.Monthly Meetings: to provide an opportunity to learn and share concerns.Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at South Shore Regional Hospital in the Dawson Room.902-624-8117
Canadian Celiac Association – Halifax50 Tacoma Dr., Suite 14, Dartmouth, NS, B2W 3E6Increase awareness and provide support relating to celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformus. For people allergic to gluten in wheat, rye, and barley oats.Group meetings.Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm, Camp Hill Hospital. Open to invited guests and interested persons. No Meetings: in the summer.902-252-5539celiac.halifax@ns.sympatico.caSite
Cardiac Rehabilitation GroupPictou County, NS 12 week medically supervised exercise program for survivors of heart disease.Fellowship, Physiotherapy and active participation.Meetings are held at the New Glasgow YMCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Referral is required.902-752-7600 (Ext. 2150)
Cardiac Support GroupPictou County, NS Provide support and education to survivors and their partners living with heart disease. Focus on education and optimizing cardiac health.Group meetings, information sharing.Meetings are held on the second Thursday at 7:00 pm at the UCT Building. Please call for more information.902-752-7600 (Ext. 2150)
Care and Share Peer Support for DepressionShelburne, ShelburneOffers a peer support group for people with depression. - People who are living with depression902-637-2470
Caregiver Support Group - BedfordIvany Place, 123 Gary Martin Drive, BedfordProvide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetingsMeetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Ivany Place. Please call for more information.902-421-7390Site
Caregiver Support Group - BridgewaterDrumlin Hills 558 Glen Allan, BridgewaterProvide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Support and information, guest speakers.Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm at Drumlin Hills. Please call for more information.902-521-5592Site
Caregiver Support Group - DartmouthEast Dartmouth Community Centre, 50 Caledonia Road, DartmouthProvide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetingsThere are two meetings offered in Dartmouth. (1) Held on the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. (2) Held on the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00p.m. to 3:00pm902-421-7390Site
Caregiver Support Group - HalifaxCaregivers Nova Scotia office (Hummingbird House) 3433 Dutch Village Road, second floor, HalifaxProvide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetingsHeld on the second Tuesday of every month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Caregivers Nova Scotia office. Please call for more information.902-421-7390Site
Caregiver Support Group - HubbardsAspotogan Heritage Trust 10 Pte/. Richard Green Lane, HubbardsProvide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetings.Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm at Aspotogan Heritage Trust. Please call for more information.902-521-5592Site
Caregiver Support Group - KingstonSobeys Community Room 720 Central Ave, Kingston (Greenwood Location)Provide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetingsMeetings are held on the first Thursday of every month from 1:00 pm to 3:00pm at the Sobeys Community Room. Please call for more information.902-521-5592Site
Caregiver Support Group - SpryfieldSpryfield Wellness Centre, Room 183, 16 Dentith Rd, SpryfieldProvide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetingsMeetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 1:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Spryfield Wellness Centre. Please call for more information.902-421-7390Site
Caregiver Support Group – AmherstChrist Church Parish Hall 5 Lawrence Street, Amherst (elevator at back entrance, lower level)Provide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetingsMeetings are held the first Wednesday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Christ Church Parish Hall. Please call for more information.902-324-2273Site
Caregiver Support Group – ClareClare, NSTo provide support and education to those who care for a family member or loved one in their homes. The group is facilitated by VON & South West Health.Group meetingsMeetings are held the second Wednesday of every month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Clare Community Health Centre.902-742-4512derrick.babin@von.ca
Caregiver Support Group – DigbyDigby, NSTo provide support and education to those who care for a family member or loved one in their homes. The group is facilitated by VON & South West Health.Group meetingsMeetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Digby Superstore Community Room.902-742-4512derrick.babin@von.ca
Caregiver Support Group – Glace BaySobeys Community Room 144 Reserve Street, Glace BayProvide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetings.Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Sobeys Community Room. Please call for more information.902-371-3883Site
Caregiver Support Group – New MinasNew Minas Civic Centre, New Minas, NSProvide support to caregivers in the Greater New Minas area.Support and information, guest speakers.Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at New Minas Civic Centre. Please call for more information.902-542-1503 or 902-678-4111dadavidson@eastlink.ca
Caregiver Support Group – StewiackeStewiacke United Church Hall 46 Main Street, EastProvide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetingsMeetings are held the first Thursday of every month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Stewiacke United Church Hall. Please call for more information.902-324-2273Site
Caregiver Support Group – SydneySobeys Community Room 272 Prince Street, SydneyProvide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetings.Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Sobeys Community Room. Please call for more information.902-371-3883Site
Caregiver Support Group – TruroCanadian Red Cross office 139 Truro Heights Road, Truro HeightsProvide support to anyone caring for a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, is chronically ill, frail, or elderly. Caregivers may care for their care recipient at home or visit them in a facility.Group meetingsMeetings are held the first Thursday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Canadian Red Cross offics. Please call for more information.902-324-2273Site
Caregiver Support Group – YarmouthYarmouth, NSTo provide support and education to those who care for a family member or loved one in their homes. The group is facilitated by VON & South West Health.Group meetingsMeetings are held the second Monday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Meetings take place at the VON office, 55 Starrs Rd. Please contact for more information.902-742-4512derrick.babin@von.ca
Caregiver Support Group – YarmouthYarmouth, NSTo provide support and education to those who care for a family member or loved one in their homes. The group is facilitated by VON & South West Health.Group meetings.Meetings are held the second Monday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Meetings take place at the VON office. Please Contact: for more information.902-742-4512derrick.babin@von.ca
Changing Rhythms for Mental Health Association – BridgewaterBridgewater, NSA Drop-In for persons living with Mental Health issuesMovie day, open group, community outings, education sessions.Every Monday 3pm-5pm, 2nd floor, 197 Dufferin Street, Dawson Centre, Bridgewater, NS902-543-4604 Ext. 2322
Cheticamp Heart Support Group – CheticampPO Box 425, Cheticamp, NS, B0E 1H0Provide peer support for persons who have had a heart attack or have heart disease.Provide social support, fellowship, education and exercise with doctors and dieticians. Visit patients in hospital or home.Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Sacred Heart Hospital from 10:30am to 1:00 pm. No meetings are held during the months of January, February and March due to weather.902-224-3838
Choices – HalifaxIWK Health Centre, 5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS, B3K 6R8Provide treatment services for adolescents harmfully involved with alcohol/drugs and parent/family groups.Out-client, day and resident programs.Please call for more information.902-470-6300 or 902-464-8110Site
Counselling and Support for Women and Adolescent GirlsAntigonishServices are offered one-on-one and in groups. Includes: -Inspire program -Creative circle -Anxiety support -Sexual trauma survivors -Working through anger -Income tax preparations for low income women - Women and adolescent girls902-863-6221info@awrcsasa.caSite
Creative Writing GroupDartmouth, HalifaxOffers members peer support and writing skills development, as well as fun, creativity and the opportunity to explore ideas, writing genres and to take risks that build confidence and self-esteem. - Membership Required902-404-3504healthyminds@eastlink.caSite
Depression & Bipolar Disorder Self-Help Group – Truro25 Revere Street, Truro, NS, B2N 5V2 (Canadian Mental Health Association)To provide support to people living with depression or bipolar disorderGroup meetings.Wednesdays at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Participants are urged to show up on time).902-895-4211susancmha@eastlink.ca
Depression & Bipolar Disorder Self-Help Group – Truro25 Revere Street, Truro, NS, B2N 5V2 (Canadian Mental health Association)To provide support to people living with depression or bipolar disorder.Group meetings.Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (participants are urged to show up on time).902-895-4211
Disabled Consumers Society – Able Transit – TruroPO Box 1794, Truro, NS, B2N 5Z5Provide advocacy and transportation to persons with disabilities.Group meetings.Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm at 773 Prince Street. Please call for more information.902-895-2110
Down Syndrome Society – Sydney29 Gunn Street, Sydney, NS, B1N 2L2Provide support to members, promote public awareness, education for the communityGroup meetings.Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Sobeys Community Room on Prince Street. No Meetings: in January, July, or August. Please call for more information.lynnlevatte@bellaliant.netSite
Emotions Anonymous – Dartmouth1225 Barrington Street, Halifax, NSProvide peer support in dealing with depression, anxiety and anger, as well as anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts and tendency. Help people find peace of mind coping with everyday life.Group meetings, annual round up with other 12-step groups.Meetings are held in the Board Room of the Dartmouth General Hospital, 325 Pleasant Street, and every Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00 pm from April to November and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm from December to March.902-866-2523Site
Excalibur ADHD Association – Halifax/Dartmouth32 Dundas St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2T9Meetings in Halifax, Dartmouth and Lower Sackville. Please call for more information902-461-1761supportchair@excaliburadhd.orgSite
Families Matter in Mental HealthDartmouth, HalifaxProvides information, support, and coping strategies for family and friends of people with a mental health problem or illness. - Family and friends who provide emotional and/or practical support to individuals who have a mental health problem or illness902-404-3504healthyminds@eastlink.caSite
Family Support for Eating Disorders – HalifaxHalifax, NSProvide support to parents of children who have an eating disorder.Monthly meetings.Meetings are held at the Sobeys on Windsor Street, on the last Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. Please call for more information.902-488-5008
Family Support Meetings: – Sydney37 Third Street, Howie Centre, Sydney, NS, B1L 1C9Provide support for survivors, families and friends.Monthly Meetings to provide an opportunity to learn and share concerns.Meetings vary month to month. Please call for more information.902-539-1804
Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Pain/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Pain Support Group – StellartonC/O Megan Mackay, 58 Warren Street, New Glasgow, NS B2H 1P2Provide support to those affected by any type of chronic pain.Group meetings.Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Please call for more information.902-755-2337 or 902-759-1082megan.m@ns.sympatico.ca
Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Pain/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Pain Support Group – StellartonC/O Megan Mackay, 58 Warren Street, New Glasgow, NS B2H 1P2Provide support to those affected by any type of chronic pain.Group meetings.Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Please call for more information.902-755-2337 or 902-759-1082megan.m@ns.sympatico.ca
Freedom and Empowerment for Women – Halifax5511 Cornwallis Street, Halifax, NSProvide support to women who have been involved in prostitution and would like to change their lifestyle.Group meetings and peer support.Meetings are held every Tuesday from 10:00am to 11:00am at Mainline Needle Exchange in Halifax. Please call for more information.902-423-9991 or 902-877-2959
Friends in Bereavement – BerwickBerwick, NSProvide support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.Group meetings.Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month between10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Western Kings Memorial Health Centre.902-681-8239
Friends in Bereavement – BerwickBerwick, NS Provide support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.Group meetings.Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10 am to 12 pm at the WKM Health Centre in the VON room.902-681-8239 or 902-665-4804
Friends in Bereavement – BridgetownBridgetown, NSProvide support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.Group meetings.Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month between 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Baptist Church (back door).902-681-8239
Friends in Bereavement – KentvilleKentville, NSProvide support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.Group meetings.Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month between 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Kentville Baptist Church, Downstairs Parlor902-681-8239
From Recovery to Discovery5571 Cunard StreetProvide support and education for people with lived experienceEducation and SupportEvery Thursday evening 6:30-8:30902-465-2601director@ssns.ca
Gam-Anon -NSVarious locations, NS Provide support and information to people living with a gambling addiction.Group meetings, online supporPlease visit the website using the meeting directory to times and locations in your area.1-866-484-6664 or 902-252-3132Site
Grief Support Group – SackvilleSackville, NSProvide support to anyone who has lost a loved oneGroup meetings.Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Saint John Vianney Church in Sackville. Please call for information.902-864-2778judith.fraser@ns.sympatico.caSite
Halifax Chronic Pain Support Group – Halifax3601 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS B3L 4H8Provide support to people with chronic pain.Group meetings.Meetings are held the last Monday of the month, at the Atlantic SuperStore Community Room on Joseph Howe Drive from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. No membership fees. No scents. All welcome. Please call for more information.902-449-7246halifaxpain@gmail.com
Healing and HopeCumberland County, NS Please call for more information7 week sessions with 6-10 participants.Spring & Fall sessions are run twice a year in parts of Cumberland County, specifically Amherst, Springhill, Pugwash, Parrsboro and Tatagamouche.902-667-5400 (Ext. 6428) or 902-667-5400 (Ext. 634
Heaven's Angels Support Group – DartmouthDartmouth, NSProvide peer and emotional support (one-on-one or through meetings), hope and comfort to parents who have lost their child from still birth to the age of two.Group meetings, guest speakers, resources.Please call for more information.902-404-8866nbrun04@netzero.com
Hospice Society of Greater HalifaxHalifax, NSTo have a residential hospice built in HRM. To help people in the community know more about hospice and end of life care.Group meetings, Saturday Morning Support Group (open to all, every Saturday)To become a member please call for more information.902-446-0929campaign@hospicehalifax.caSite
HRM Family Education & Support Group5571 Cunard StreetProvide support and education for people supporting a person with lived experienceEducation and supportEvery second Monday monthly902-462-8658donnamethot@eastlink.ca
IWK Health Centre – HalifaxIWK 5850/5980 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3K 6R8The IWK Health Centre seeks to support children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one.Connecting children, teens and families with helpful community, online and literary resources. As well, periodic grief groups for children, teens and parents are offered.Please contact for more information.902-470-8942 or 902-470-7262sarah.king@iwk.nshealth.ca
Laing House Family Support Group – Halifax1225 Barrington Street, Halifax, NSProvide peer support and education to family/friends of adolescents and adults who have a mental illness.Group meetings, guest speakers and education sessions as determined by the needs of the group.Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Laing House, 1225 Barrington Street Halifax.902-826-2241dhimmelman@eastlink.ca
Laing House Family Support Group – Halifax1225 Barrington Street, Halifax, NSProvide peer support and education to family/friends of adolescents and adults who have a mental illness.Group meetings, guest speakers and education sessions as determined by the needs of the group.Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Laing House, 1225 Barrington Street Halifax.902-826-2241dhimmelman@eastlink.ca
Laing House Family Support Group – Halifax1225 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1Y2To provide peer support and education to family/friends of adolescents and young adults up to the age of 30 who have a mental illness.Group meetings, guest- speakers and education sessions as determined by the needs of the group.Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of each month (not running in July and August) at 7:00 pm at Laing House, 1225 Barrington Street Halifax.902-826-2241dhimmelman@eastlink.ca
Living with Cancer Support Group – Kingston/GreenwoodKingston/Greenwood, NS, B0P 1R0Provide support to people in the area living with cancer. This group is affiliated with the Canadian Cancer Society.Group meetings.Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month, except July and August, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Saint Marks Chapel Annex – 14 Wing Greenwood.902-765-6133 or 902-765-3055
Living with Cancer Support Group – Kingston/GreenwoodKingston/Greenwood, NS, B0P 1R0Provide support to people in the area living with cancer. This group is affiliated with the Canadian Cancer Society.Group meetings.Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month, except July and August, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Saint Marks Chapel Annex – 14 Wing Greenwood.902-765-6133 or 902-765-3055
ManTalk - HalifaxHalifax, NSProvide emotional support and practical help to men over the age of 19, who have been sexually abused.Group meetings, guest speakers.Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month. Please contact for more information902-499-7383wrightrs@ns.sympatico.caSite/
Mental Health Recovery Support GroupTruro, ColchesterA peer support group that focuses on positive coping and the journey of recovery in a confidential, supportive environment with others who share similar experiences. - Individuals experiencing mental health issues902-895-4211cmha.ceh11@gmail.comSite
Mental Health Services - Adult Mental Health Education and Treatment GroupsAnnapolis Community Health Centre - Annapolis RoyalProvides support groups such as the following: -Monthly Caregiver Support Group -Women Independent Now (WIN): Offers support, ideas and encouragement to women who want to increase their sense of power and independence - Adults with mental health issues and their families/caregivers902-532-2381
Mental Health Services - Adult Mental Health Education and Treatment GroupsChipman Building - KentvilleProvides support groups such as the following: -Monthly Caregiver Support Group -Women Independent Now (WIN): Offers support, ideas and encouragement to women who want to increase their sense of power and independence - Adults with mental health issues and their families/caregivers902-365-1700
Mental Health Services - Adult Mental Health Education and Treatment GroupsEastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre - WolfvilleProvides support groups such as the following: -Monthly Caregiver Support Group -Women Independent Now (WIN): Offers support, ideas and encouragement to women who want to increase their sense of power and independence - Adults with mental health issues and their families/caregivers902-542-2266
Mental Health Services - Adult Mental Health Education and Treatment GroupsSoldiers Memorial Hospital - MiddletonProvides support groups such as the following: -Monthly Caregiver Support Group -Women Independent Now (WIN): Offers support, ideas and encouragement to women who want to increase their sense of power and independence - Adults with mental health issues and their families/caregivers902-825-3411
Mental Health Services - Adult Mental Health Education and Treatment GroupsValley Regional Hospital - KentvilleProvides support groups such as the following: -Monthly Caregiver Support Group -Women Independent Now (WIN): Offers support, ideas and encouragement to women who want to increase their sense of power and independence - Adults with mental health issues and their families/caregivers902-678-7381
Mental Health Services - Adult Mental Health Education and Treatment GroupsWestern Kings Memorial Health Centre - BerwickProvides support groups such as the following: -Monthly Caregiver Support Group -Women Independent Now (WIN): Offers support, ideas and encouragement to women who want to increase their sense of power and independence - Adults with mental health issues and their families/caregivers902-538-3111
Moms of Children Passed – KentvilleKentville, NSProvide support for mothers whom have lost a child or children to death by any means.Group meetings.Please call for more information902-365-5210
Mothers of Angels421 King Street, Bridgewater, NSProvide support for mothers who have lost a child or children to death by any means.Group meetings.Meetings are held 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm every first Sunday at the Bridgewater United Baptist Church Annex. Please call for more information.(902)543-4230morrows@eastlink.caSite
Mothers of Angels – Fall River36 Lockview Rd., Fall River, NSProvide support for mothers whom have lost a child or children to death by any means.Group meetings.Meetings are held every second Saturday at Fall River Baptist Church from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Please call for more information902-632-2539nancywhitehead@hotmail.comSite
Mothers of Angels – New WaterfordNew Waterford, NSProvide support for mothers who have lost a child or children to death by any means.Group meetingsMeetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the New Waterford Library on Plummer Avenue.902-862-8460capeislander48@hotmail.comSite
Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group – BridgewaterBridgewater, NSProvide support and information to individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis.Group meetings, guest speakers.Meetings are held at 11 am the third Thursday of every month except in December, July and August at Open Bible Church, 310 Jubilee Rd., Bridgewater, NS, B4V 2A8. Please call for more information.902-543-2083 or 902-543-9708mshennigar@eastlink.caSite
New Directions – AmherstPO Box 1141, Cumberland County Transition House, Amherst, NS, B4H 4L2Provide support to men to stop their abusive behaviors against women and to learn healthy ways to express themselves.Movies, exercises, group discussions on abusive behaviors and new ways of communicating.Closed groups and individual support. Please call for more information.902-667-4500newdir@ns.aliantzinc.ca
New Pathways PTSD Support GroupDartmouthOffers an ongoing educational and interactive support group for individuals who have experienced trauma and resulting mental health issues in their lives - Veterans, military, RCMP, municipal police, first responders, and civilians affected by trauma, including abuse and sexual trauma902-462-2957bmcgowan@traumahc.comSite
Nova Scotia ADHD Action Group - DartmouthEastern Passage, Nova ScotiaThis group is open to adults/spouses and youth/parents who have been diagnosed with AD/HD or who are interested in finding out more about it and how it affects your life or those around you.Group meetings.Adult/spouses and youth/parents support group is held on the THIRD Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00pm in room B210 at 21 Woodlawn Rd (NSCC Akerley Campus), Dartmouth. This group is interactive in nature; meetings include an educational component followed by a round-table member driven discussion. Please contact for details.902-580-2343 or 902-580-ADHDkeithgelhorn@gmail.comSite
Nova Scotia Bipolar Peer Support Alliance (NSBPSA) – HalifaxRoom 4029 Abbie J Lane Building, 5909 Veterans Memorial Lane, HalifaxProvide peer support and education for those persons living with Bipolar DisorderGroup meetings and guest speakers.Meets every Monday evening, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Abbie J Lane Building, room 4029, 5909 Veterans Memorial Lane. Please e-mail for more information.susanroper@eastlink.ca
Ostomy HalifaxPO Box 876, Halifax, NS, B3K 5M2Provide information and support to people living with ostomies (diversion of the bowel or bladder) and their families, to live full and productive lives.Group meetings, guest speakers, hospital visits, conferences, monthly newsletter, website, magazine subscription, member discounts for supplies.Meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month August.902-473-0414ostomyhalifax@bellaliant.netSite
Overeaters Anonymous – Dartmouth2 Circassion Dr., Anglican Church of Saint Andrew, Cole Harbour, NSSupport those who overeat.Weekly Meetings.Meetings are held every Monday at 7:00 pm. Please call for more information.902-462-5241 or 902-225-6012diannagravel@yahoo.ca
Overeaters Anonymous – Halifax2668 Joseph Howe Drive Saint James Church Hall (Armdale Rotary), HalifaxProvide support for people who experience compulsive eating.Groups meetings.Meetings are held every Thursday at 7:00 pm. Please call for more information.902-405-0968Site
Overeaters Anonymous – Hammonds PlainsCornerstone Wesleyan Church, 1215 Hammonds Plains Road.Provide support for people who experience compulsive eating.Group meetings.Meetings are held every Tuesday at 10:00am. Please call for more information.902-240-1241vivkore@gmail.comSite
Overeaters Anonymous – WolfvilleWolfville United Baptist Church, 487 Main Street & Highland AvenueProvide support for people who experience compulsive eating.Groups meetings.Meetings are held every Friday at 10:30am. Please call for more information Please call for more information.902-542-9710Site
Overeaters Anonymous – Yarmouth25 Beacon StreetProvide support for people who experience compulsive eating.Groups meetings.Meetings are held on Mondays at 7:00 pm at Beacon United Church.902-648-0462Site
Palliative Care Bereavement Support Group – VG Site – Capital Health – HalifaxHalifax, NSPlease call for more information.This group is specifically for Palliative Care families but at times takes grievers from outside the program.The group runs three times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring)902-473-1622
Parkinson Foundation Support Group – Sydney61 Macguire Drive, Sydney, NS, B1P 3E2Provide support and information to people with the disease and their families and caregivers.Group meetings, guest speakers, hospital visits, conferences, monthly newsletter, website, magazine subscription, member discounts for supplies.No Meetings in January and February. Please call for more information.902-539-8592
Pictou County Injured Workers Association – New Glasgow142 Provo Street, New Glasgow, NS, B2H 2P7Change the current system of administrative abuse, and to advocate for legislation to recognize traditional principles. To ensure no unnecessary suffering on the part of the already injured worker.Meetings, advocating and supporting injured workers. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at Saint John Parish Hall in New Glasgow. Note: Winter meetings start at 7:00pm.902-695-7249pciwa@eastlink.ca
Pictou County Support & Education Group Meeting – PictouNova Scotia Community College, StellartonOur mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy, and research.A new Support and Education Group for those affected by Schizophrenia or another serious mental disorder. Family members, caregivers, friends and those with lived experience of mental illness are welcome to attend.Meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except July & August) at the Nova Scotia Community College in Stellarton. Room B120 (back entrance) 39 Acadia Avenue, Stellarton, Nova Scotia1-800-465-2601ssns@ns.sympatico.caSite
Prostate Cancer Canada Network – HalifaxHalifax, NS Provide support to men diagnosed with prostate cancer, and their families.Guest speakers and small group discussions.Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (except July and August) at 7:00 pm at the Offices of Prostate Cancer Atlantic Regional Office - 5121 Sackville Street Suite 101, Halifax, NS. The meetings are open to men diagnosed with prostate cancer, survivors, friends and family.902-865-5155 or 902-420-1444peterclaire@eastlink.ca
Prostate Cancer Canada Network Blacks in Nova Scotia – HalifaxUpper Hammonds Plains Community Centre, 711 Pockwock Road, Upper Hammonds Plains, NSProvide support to men living with prostate cancer and their families.Group meetings, walkathon fundraisers, family days.Meetings are held the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm. Please call for more information.902-869-1180 or 902-453-5054pccnbins@gmail.com
Recovery to Discovery Peer Support Group Meetings – HalifaxThe Superstore Community Room, 1075 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova ScotiaThe From Recovery to Discovery Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected by mental illness, either directly or indirectly.Meeting involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour. Please call for more information.Every Thursday Evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Meetings are held at The Superstore Community Room, 1075 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia902-465-2601 or 1-800-465-260 or 902-404-3504ssns@ns.sympatico.caSite
S.O.A.R – Survivors of Abuse RecoveringPO Box 105, Kentville, NS, B4N 3V9Provide peer counselling services for male and female survivors of childhood sexual abuse in West Hants, Kings and Annapolis counties.Peer counselling and support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and public education on these issues.Please call or e-mail for more information.1-877-679-SOAR (7627)info@survivorsofabuserecovering.caSite/
Sackville Peer Support GroupSackville, NSOffers a weekly peer support program for youth ages 16-29 living with a mental illness. - Youth ages 16-29 living with a mental illness902-425-9018info@lainghouse.orgSite
Saint Andrew's Bereavement Support Group – Eastern PassageEastern Passage, NS Provide support to those grieving the loss of a loved oneGroup meetings.Two sessions per year, 8 weeks per session. Please call for more information.902-446-9599
Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia: Support for Family & Friends of Persons Living With a Serious Mental IllnessEvangeline Club 130 Commercial Street, Berwick, Nova ScotiaSupport families and friends of persons living with a serious mental illness.Group meetings.Meetings held on the second Monday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, except statutory holidays. Meetings are not held during July and August.1-800-465-2601 or 902-681-2448rcann@eastlink.caSite
Scleroderma Support Group of Nova Scotia – HalifaxHalifax Arthritis Society, Suite 210, 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax, NS, B3K 4X8Provide emotional support and education on the disease to people affected, family members, care-givers, friends, health care students and heath care professionals. Peer-led group meetings, social and special activities, guest speakers, mind, body, spirit and environmental health focus of disease management. Lupus patients and their family and friends are also welcome to attend our patient support group meetings and participate in our various activities.Please call for more information.902-423-3942 or 902-429-7025maryelizabethclark@yahoo.caSite
Second Story Women's Centre – Lunenburg18 Dufferin Street, Lunenburg, NSProvide support to women who gamble.Facilitated support group for women who gamble.Please call for more information.902-543-1315 or 902-640-3044 ext. 17secstorygaming@eastlink.caSite
S.H.I.N.E. Inverness39 James Street, Inverness, NS BOE 1NOProvide a network of support and resources for individuals seeking to explore new relationships in a Comfortable, Respectful, and Safe Environment. Non-Judgmental Group Discussions where there is no pressure in sharing lived experiences.Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Education Sessions as determined by the needs of the group.Meetings are held once a week from 6:30pm-8:30pm at alternate locations, every second Tuesday in the boardroom at the Cheticamp Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, and every second Wednesday in the boardroom at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital902-224-0876jeanninep@outlook.com
S.H.I.N.E. Cape Breton15102 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, NS BOE 1HOProvide a network of support and resources for individuals seeking to explore new relationships in a Comfortable, Respectful, and Safe Environment. Non-Judgmental Group Discussions where there is no pressure in sharing lived experiences.Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Education Sessions as determined by the needs of the group.Meetings are held once a week from 6:30pm-8:30pm at alternate locations, every second Tuesday in the boardroom at the Cheticamp Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, and every second Wednesday in the boardroom at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
902-224-0876jeanninep@outlook.com
Sunrise Trail Chapter – New Glasgow3161 Shore Road, Lower Barneys River, Pictou County, New Glasgow, NSProvide mutual support for people living with Muscular Dystrophy from Amherst to Guysborough.One-on-one support, social activities.Please call for more information.902-926-2007 or 902-752-8897jj.m@bellaliant.net
The ClubTruro, ColchesterProvides a safe and supportive environment in the company of peers and support staff. Includes employment-focused day programs such as: -Food services -Business -Maintenance -Reception/clerical -Canteen - Adults who experience mental health issues902-895-4211cmha.ceh11@gmail.comSite
Town House Community Friends – Glace Bay150 Commercial Street, Glace Bay, NS, B1A 3C1Community Friends is a social group of people who may have limited opportunities for social Activities: due to emotional or other illnesses.The group meets weekly throughout the year for Activities: such as bowling, darts, crafts, music and guest speakers.Meetings are held on Mondays at 1:30 pm, not running in July and August. Please call for more information.902-849-2449Site
Upstairs Kitchen Club – Halifax7071 Bayers Road, room 105, Halifax, NSTo provide peer support for people experiencing depression, or anxiety and depression, and to share new ways of coping.Group meetings, guest speakers.Meetings are held every Tuesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Community Mental Health at Bayers Road in Halifax902-471-1422jmalone@eastlink.ca
Weight Loss Support Group of Nova Scotia – HalifaxHalifax, NSSupport people who have received, or are waiting to receive, bariatric surgery.Group meetings, open discussions regarding the loss of a loved one.Contact directly or referral by Bariatric Program.902-229-5237 (call or text)erincxdesmond@gmail.com
Windsor, NS, Antigonish, NSProvide support to women with breast cancer.Support and information.Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. Please call for more information.902-792-2683irvinganddelores@gmail.com
Women Alike – New GlasgowNew GlasgowProvide support and education to women with breast cancer in the area.Group meetings.Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at Glenhaven Manor on East River Road, near the Aberdeen Hospital. These are open meetings that commence at 7:00 pm.902-752-7600 Ext. 4922
Women Alike 2 – AntigonishAntigonish, NSProvide support to women with breast cancer in the area.Peer support, guest speakers.Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at the CACL Building on Kirk Street in Antigonish. The group typically does not meet from January to March due to weather. Please call for more information.902-867-4500 Ext. 4436