Skip to content
Truro Colchester Welcome Network

Mental Health and Counselling

Archway Counselling 

Archway Counselling is a Christian counselling centre that provides individual, marriage, and family counselling for both adults and children. Counselling sessions focus on needs such as:

  • addiction
  • sexual abuse
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • marriage and family concerns

To find out more, visit:

Bridges Institute

The Bridges Institute is a counselling centre for families. They specialize in domestic abuse and anger management. They also offer counselling to men, women, and children struggling in these areas:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • parenting
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • relationships
  • stress
  • trust

To find out more, visit

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Colchester East Hants Branch

The CMHA supports people living with and recovering from mental illness. It provides a resource centre for those with mental illness and their support people, advocates for their rights, and educates the public about mental illness.

To find out more, visit

ElevateHER Mental Health Support Services Canada

ElevateHER offers mental health support for people who identify as female. More than mental health services, they also offer these services:

  • help for those looking for work
  • support for new moms
  • help for people recovering from addiction
  • help for people who have been trafficked or exploited
  • programs for young people

To find out more, visit

Nova Scotia Health Mental Health & Addictions Services

If you or someone you love is in a mental health crisis, call the Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line:

To find programs, online tools, and professionals in your area, visit:

Colchester Sexual Assault Centre

The Colchester Sexual Assault Centre supports everyone affected by sexual violence. They offer services to all genders and cultural identities. These are some of the services they offer:

  • free counselling
  • support
  • education

The centre offers a safe space for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. It also works closely with Truro Pride.

To find out more, visit

Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

The Hospice Society provides grief support on a one-to-one basis and in group sessions.

To find out more, visit

Third Place Transition House

This transition house is a 10-bed shelter for women and children fleeing violence. They offer these services:

  • 6-week stays
  • counselling supports, advocacy, and referrals
  • outreach and family support
  • public education and community partnerships
  • policy engagement

To find out more, visit