We encourage you to share if you are experiencing any social or mental health difficulties as these can have a major impact on your overall health and well-being.
Many factors have an influence on health. In addition to our individual genetics and lifestyle choices, where we are born, grow, live, work and age also have an important influence on our health.
Determinants of health are the broad range of personal, social, financial and environmental factors that determine individual health. The main determinants of health include:
- Income and social status
- Employment and working conditions
- Education and literacy
- Childhood experiences
- Physical environments
- Social supports and coping skills
- Healthy behaviours
If you are experiencing challenges in any of the above areas, please discuss them with us.
- Annapolis Valley Crisis Line: 1-855-273-7110
- Mental Health Services Kentville: 902-679-2567 ext. 2870
- Addictions Services: You can self-refer by calling 1-855-273-7110. We have Mental Health and Addictions therapists on site at the Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre (EKMCHC) next door to our clinic.
IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, PLEASE REACH OUT FOR HELP IMMEDIATELY.
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team
The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team provides intervention and short-term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis.
902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167. You can also DIAL 911, or visit your local emergency department.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Nova Scotia Division
The Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division is part of a nation-wide charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Eating Disorders Nova Scotia
Eating Disorders Nova Scotia (EDNS) is a community based organization that offers peer support for individuals with eating disorders, and for their families, friends and partners.
Strongest Families Institute
Strongest Families Institute is a not-for-profit corporation providing evidence-based services to children and families seeking help for mental health and other issues impacting health and well-being. We provide timely care to families by teaching skills through our unique distance coaching approach – supporting families over the phone and Internet in the comfort and privacy of their own home. Strongest Families provides family-centered care that is customized to their needs.