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More Nova Scotians now have access to online mental health platform

Nova Scotia Health says anyone 16 and up can now access Togetherall for free
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More Nova Scotians now have access to an online mental health support platform.

Previously, Togetherall was available in the province to those aged 16 to 29, along with post-secondary students and apprenticeship learners aged 30 and up.

However now Nova Scotia Health says anyone 16 and up can access the service for free.

The safe and anonymous online peer-to-peer community is available 24/7 and moderated by registered clinical practitioners.

Members can write community posts, support others, create art, take well-being courses and use other resources.

Community discussion areas include those related to student life, health care workers, parents and caregivers, the military community, work-life balance and health and lifestyle tips.

"This tool is all about having a community to help people build resilience or cope with a specific life challenge," said Brian Comer, Minister of the Office of Addictions and Mental Health in a news release.

"By making this tool available to more Nova Scotians we are expanding this community and fostering positive mental health."

The service is also now available in French. 

"With the expanded reach to all adults and our French-speaking communities, we know that more Nova Scotians will benefit from having peer support and online community options to help them face challenges together," added Sam Hodder, senior director of Nova Scotia Health's Mental Health and Addictions.

Togetherall is for anyone struggling with common life stressors and/or mental health challenges, and those who are looking for additional online support/resources.

You can access it by clicking here.

Nova Scotians can call the Mental Health and Addictions Intake Service Line (toll-free) 1-855-922-1122, to be connected to a clinician Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This line has voicemail only on evenings, weekends and holidays.

The Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or someone concerned about them. Call (toll-free) 1-888-429-8167.

Visit Mental Health and Addiction’s Program website, http://MHAhelpNS.ca, to learn more about our services, resources, and tools.

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