Mental Health

Connections Service is a recovery-focused program that provides supports and opportunities to adults living with mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder, and who also experience substantial functional challenges in their day-to-day lives.
These supports and opportunities include:

  • Improving life skills (cooking, shopping, budgeting, bus training, etc)
  • Finding employment 
  • Taking part in education opportunities 
  • Making friends
  • Providing treatment, medication and symptom monitoring 
  • Helping to find and maintain an apartment 
  • Working with your family and friends 
  • Getting  involved in individual’s  community
  • Promoting health and wellness 

All services provided are tailored to meet the needs of the individuals and their families. They may be offer at the Connections site or in the community.

Location, hours and contact information

Connections Dartmouth
16 Portland Street
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1G9
Tel: 902-464-3588 | Fax: 902-464-3566
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Connections Halifax
1221 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1Y2
Tel: 902-473-7114 | Fax: 902-473-6259

Drop-In Hours: Times for participants to drop-in without scheduled appointments
Monday 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm -8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am -3:00 pm 
Programs and Appointments: Regular hours are for participants who have scheduled appointments or are attending a program
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Connections Sackville - Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Lane, Room 3193
Lower Sackville, NS B4C 0A2
Tel: 902-865-2472 | Fax: 902-865-6268
Daily: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Each Connections Service has a different schedule for Drop-In Programming. Please contact Connections Services for further information at 902 464-6024.

How do I get an appointment?

A referral from your doctor, psychiatrist, mental health clinician or community agency is required. The referral needs to be faxed to the Centralized Intake of Recovery and Integration Services at 902 464-6142.