SchoolsPlus Program
Mental Health

The IWK Health Centre provides children and adolescents throughout the province with specialized mental health and addictions services. To learn more about these services visit the IWK Health Centre website.

The SchoolsPlus Program is a joint partnership with the Education and Early Childhood Development Department of Nova Scotia. SchoolsPlus clinicians offer individual and group treatment in designated schools. They consult with school staff about mental health and addiction issues that students face, engage in health promotion activities and collaborate with other mental health and addictions professionals.

For further details and a list of participating schools by School Board:   

How do I access this program?

Referrals can be made through your child’s school or by calling Central Intake in your area.

  • Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and South West Nova Scotia: 1-877-273-7110
  • Colchester, East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou: Central Intake:  1-844-855-6688
  • Cape Breton, Guysborough and Antigonish: 
  • Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants: Tel: 902-424-8866 /Toll Free: 1-866-340-6700