Mental Health Supports
Flourish@X is all about taking care of your mental health in proactive ways, through participation in activities and programs that help to build healthy coping skills and resilience. Flourish@X programs and initiatives take a holistic approach to student wellness. We collaborate with community partners to support students’ mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health, and we create opportunities for students to build connections and community. Appreciating and celebrating the diversity of our community, we want all students to discover their own ways to flourish during their time at StFX! For more information check out Flourish@X on Facebook and Instagram.
Book an Appointment
Your first appointment will be an Intake Assessment with our Mental Health Nurse. When booking this appointment online, you can choose a Mental Health Intake appointment if you’re seeking support for your mental health. The Nurse will speak with you privately, to get information about your mental health concern and she will then direct you to the right service after carefully listening and evaluating your mental health needs. She will then book you an appointment with one or more of the following professionals at the Health & Counselling Centre: Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Therapist, or a specialized Nurse, and will also recommend other university supports, as well as community-based and online resources that may be helpful.
Flourish@X 2023-24 Wellness Series
Mindfulness meditation has been proven to help relax the body and ease the mind. The semester is feeling stressful? Learn exercises that will help you manage your stress.
“Openness doesn’t come from resisting our fears but from getting to know them well.” - Pema Chodron
This 4-week workshop is offered on Mondays, November 13, 20, 27 & December 4, 6-7:30pm.
For more information and register: @email
Did you know that, according to research, 70% of students have a procrastination problem? If this is your case, do not put it off, and contact us to get more information about our upcoming workshop.
This 4-week workshop can help you tackle your procrastination.
Thursdays, October 19, 26, November 2 & 16, 6:00pm-7:15pm.
For information and registration, please contact Psychologist Ivan Drouin at: @email
Mental Health Literacy: Learn Mental Health Basics and How to Support a Friend
The Mental Health Commission of Canada has developed a 4-hour workshop for post-secondary students, on mental health and mental illness. “The Inquiring Mind” is an evidence-based program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational / student setting.
Participation in the workshop will earn you a certificate from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
An online workshop is offered through the Health and Counselling Centre on Mondays, October 16 & 23, 6-8pm.
For information and to register: @email
The Bloomfield Hub is a welcoming and inclusive space for students to connect and build community.
Open Wednesday - Saturday from 7pm - 10 pm at the Bloomfield Café (2nd Floor Bloomfield Centre)
E-Mental Health Services
Healthy Minds NS
The government of Nova Scotia has funded a suite of eMental Health resources that are available at no cost to all students attending Nova Scotian post-secondary institutions.
Good2Talk offers free, confidential support services to post-secondary students. By connecting with Good2Talk, post-secondary students in Nova Scotia can access professional counselling, volunteer crisis support and information and referrals about mental health services and supports on and off campus 24/7. Contact Good2Talk for support with any issue, big or small.
Post-secondary students can connect with a professional counsellor by calling 1-833-292-3698.
Post-secondary students can contact a trained, volunteer crisis responder by texting GOOD2TALKNS to 686868.
Mental Health Crisis Line
Nurse Telecare: 811
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
1-877-880-7263 24 hrs toll free
St. Martha's Hospital
25 Bay Street, Antigonish
Crisis Text Line – text GOOD2TALKNS to 686868
GOOD TO TALK – to talk to someone call 1-833-292-3698