Citizen Engagement

NSHA Mental Health and Addictions Services Quality Committees are seeking individuals with lived experience to participate in the design and evaluation of services within their Mental Health and Addictions program.

We are seeking members who:

  • Are knowledgeable about mental health/addictions related issues
  • Have lived experience with mental health/addictions services
  • Are open to different perspectives/divers populations
  • Are in mental health/addictions recovery and regularly practice self-care
  • Act as mental health champions
  • Are good listeners/communicators
  • Respectfully yet honestly share their opinions
  • Are willing to sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Can commit time and energy to Committee activities and to at least two years of membership. This includes attending 4-6 daytime meetings per year.

Please send us your resume along with a letter telling us why you are interested. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Brad Rowe at 902 404 3504 ext. 201 or



Wellness & Recovery - Humans Making Change

The road to wellness can, at times, be overwhelming.  We are here to accompany you on your journey.  You do not have to do it alone - you are surrounded and supported by your peers.  

At Healthy Minds well-being is viewed through a holistic lens, combing traditional and complimentary approaches to health, providing alternative ways for people to look at their health and their lives.  The results have been amazing, we are seeing real change.

Healthy Minds Cooperative offers a variety of workshops that focus on recovery, health and well-being.  These workshops are offered in house and in community responding to the needs of the people we serve.

Here is a list of some of the most popular workshops we offer:

Member Facilitated Workshops

Humans Making Change is a series of wellness workshops designed and co-facilitated by HMC members who are in the process of being mentored in workshop facilitation.  Some are based on a series of TED Talks, others on various other health and wellness related topics.

Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice is a seven-week program that provides a safe and supportive environment where participants can work on creating and sharing their Recovery story with the intention of building confidence to allow them to share their story with family, friends, care-givers or even a wider audience, if they so desire.

Exploring Beliefs

Exploring Beliefs that Promote Recovery is one of a series of workshops based on recovery dialogues.  We now know that any definition of recovery creates a box into which some people’s experiences fit and others do not.  These workshops are a chance for people to talk about their own, very real, experiences in the company of their peers.

Conscious Aging (50+)

Conscious Aging - Cultivate Wisdom, Connect with Others, Celebrate Life (50+) is an eight-session workshop designed to transform your expectations of aging.  The elder part of life is a great opportunity for spiritual, emotional, and psychological growth – a time to celebrate your journey, harvest the wisdom of your experiences and share with like-minded others. 


For any inquiries or to register: Please contact Irene at 902 404 3504 ext. 202 or email