Tag: nspolitics

MEDIA RELEASE — Social workers find that Nova Scotia’s mental health and addiction care systems are not meeting the province’s own goals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 13, 2021 KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX, NS)– The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) has launched a new report on the state of mental health and addiction services in Nova Scotia. The report, Repositioning Social Work Practice in Mental Health in Nova Scotia, demonstrates that the current delivery of mental health and addictions care in… Read more »


Open letter: Flattening the mental health curve

Now is the time to enact the best evidence-based policy tools to alleviate stress on what was already an overburdened mental health system. As with the COVID-19 public health response, we must try to prevent a huge spike in mental health needs, to avoid overburdening the system all at once. With the horrific events of April 19 squarely in the hearts and minds of Nova Scotians we must act now to ensure that the social determinants of mental health are acted on and ensure that all Nova Scotians have universal access to mental health services.


Discussions to help heal democracy

Reflecting on the Nova Scotia Provincial Election There are certainly some things to celebrate about our province’s provincial election on May 30th, 2017 We witnessed every major political party engage in political discourse that seriously addressed issues that we, as social workers, face daily in the field.   Discussions focused on mental health and addictions,… Read more »


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