Wellness Programs

The Self-Help Connection Art Group

Creative Connections

The healing benefits of art on mental health are extensively documented. Art therapy improves cognitive function, boosts self-esteem, and provides a sense of purpose and fulfillment. It is a valuable tool in supporting mental health and overall well-being.

The Self-Help Connection Peer Support

Peer Support

Studies show the significant value of peer support by promoting empowerment, self esteem, and resilience, complementing existing health services in communities. SHC offers a directory of Peer Support groups throughout Nova Scotia, as well as guidance and support for those looking to facilitate groups of their own.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan


(Wellness Recovery Action Plan) is an evidence-based program that combines peer support with recovery education and action planning. Developed by Mary Ellen Copeland in 1997 W.R.A.P. has been a popular and impactful process for many people with lived experience. W.R.A.P. group members learn about the key concepts of recovery, including hope, self-determination, education, self-advocacy, personal responsibility and giving and receiving support.

Therapeutic Touch®

Therapeutic Touch®

Therapeutic Touch® is an evidence-based, energy healing modality. Used by healthcare providers and laypersons, it helps manage pain, stress and anxiety, giving an overall sense of well-being. Join us to learn more about the many benefits of Therapeutic Touch®

The Self-Help Connection Yoga


Trauma-informed restorative yoga has been shown to offer significant health benefits for individuals dealing with trauma, PTSD, and addiction. This gentle practice combines mindfulness, deep relaxation, and therapeutic postures to help reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, regulate emotions, and promote physical and mental well-being in those affected by these conditions.

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