Nova Scotia

Supporting young people in Nova Scotia

Kids Help Phone is proud to offer our phone, text and Live Chat services to young people across the province of Nova Scotia.

Thanks to our fundraisers, donors and volunteers, we were able to provide support to young people in Nova Scotia over 26,800 times in 2018.

In 2018, the top issues we heard about from young people in Nova Scotia include:

  1. mental/emotional health
  2. suicide/suicide-related
  3. peer and partner relationships
  4. family changes and relationships
  5. sexual violence/abuse

Over 18% of conversations with youth in Nova Scotia were about suicide or suicide-related issues, more than any other province or territory. Since adding texting and opening Live Chat 24/7, Kids Help Phone has seen a 166% increase in services provided to young people in Nova Scotia.

2019 Take Our Kids to Work Day | Halifax

Hosted by the Recruitment Unit of the Public Service Commission, Kids Help Phone was invited to participate in the annual career fair for Grade 9 students.

2019 HEADSTRONG event | Halifax

HEADSTRONG is an evidence-based anti-stigma initiative created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. It inspires youth ages 12-18 to be brave, reach out and speak up about mental health. Now a national initiative, HEADSTRONG teaches students how to reduce stigma and become mental health champions in their schools.

2019 Mental Health Community Festival of Hope | Dartmouth

This event featured an info booth to provide members of the public with information about Kids Help Phone’s services, as well as tip sheets, wallet cards, magnets and pins.

2019 IWK Mental Health Illness Awareness Informational Fair | Halifax

Here, Kids Help Phone’s info booth provided IWK staff, patients and families with information about our services along with tip sheets, wallet cards, magnets and pins.

2019 Halifax Pride Parade | Halifax

Kids Help Phone was a guest of BMO Bank of Montreal at the annual Halifax Pride Parade, with staff and volunteers walking among thousands of spectators on the streets of Halifax. The Pride Parade is an opportunity for community celebration, activism, gathering and advocacy.

Matthew Frenette Photography

Thank you to our supporters in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and the Association of Atlantic Universities | Nova Scotia

Thank you for enabling Good2Talk Nova Scotia, a free, confidential helpline for post-secondary students in our province. By calling Good2Talk Nova Scotia, students can speak anonymously with a professional counsellor and get support for any challenge they may be facing.

Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and the IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program | Nova Scotia

Supporting Live Chat professional counselling for all young people in Nova Scotia.

BMO Bank of Montreal | Nova Scotia

Celebrating 30 years as a Founding Sponsor and 10 years as Presenting Sponsor of the Ruth Goldbloom Ladies Golf Classic.

Bell Aliant | Nova Scotia

Appreciating 30 years as a Founding Sponsor and 10 years as a Supporting Sponsor of the Ruth Goldbloom Ladies Golf Classic.

Ruth’s Eagles | Halifax

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Ruth Goldbloom Ladies Golf Classic, the following donors honoured Ruth’s legacy and helped ensure that Kids Help Phone continues to be there for young people in our community:

  • Howard & Karen Conter
  • Chris & Leslie Keevil
  • Colin MacDonald
  • Jack & Faye MacDonald
  • Wendy Paquette

Ruth Goldbloom Ladies Golf Classic 2019 Committee | Halifax

Thank you to the Ruth Goldbloom Ladies Golf Classic 2019 Committee for your tremendous support at this year’s tournament. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Hal-Con | Halifax

Hal-Con has been a long-time supporter of Kids Help Phone. They host an annual fundraising Charity Auction, which takes place during a sci-fi and gaming convention weekend. Proceeds from the auction are donated to Kids Help Phone. Hal-Con also supports the Halifax Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO by sending volunteers in costume to the event!

Your Kids Help Phone contacts in Nova Scotia

Shelley Richardson | Director of Development, Quebec & Atlantic Canada | 902-457-0133

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