About Us

Welcome to Self-Help Connection

Self-Help Connection (SHC) is a registered charitable organization that promotes and supports emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness through self-help education, training, resources, and connections with others.

Our mission is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, free from addiction, and foster a culture of self-improvement by promoting the values of SHAPE (Sharing, Holistic Health, Accountability, Peer Support, and Education). We endeavor to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness and addictions, remove barriers to the access of resources, and raise mental health awareness.

Our vision is to be a catalyst for positive change in Nova Scotia’s mental health landscape. By fostering a compassionate and supportive environment, SHC works to eliminate stigmas surrounding mental health and to champion a society where individuals can embrace their full potential, finding strength and hope in their journey towards personal growth and mental wellness.

Our core values (SHAPE) include the following:

• Sharing: We believe that sharing lived experiences, knowledge, and resources fosters growth and builds a sense of unity within our community. At SHC, we encourage open sharing, creating a network of support that spans across diverse backgrounds and experiences.

• Holistic Health: We recognize the interconnectedness of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of a person’s life. Our approach to self-help is holistic, addressing all these dimensions to support comprehensive well-being.

• Accountability: We believe in taking responsibility for our actions and choices. By encouraging personal accountability, we empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives and take ownership of their growth and well-being.

• Peer Support: We value the strength of community and the power of peer support. Through shared experiences and understanding, we create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can learn from each other, grow together, and find comfort in the knowledge that they are not alone on their journey.

•Education: We are committed to providing reliable and relevant educational resources to our community. By promoting continuous learning and self improvement, we equip individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate life’s challenges successfully.