One-on-one Supportive Counseling for Residents of Pictou County

PICTOU CENTRE - Residents of Pictou County with general mental health concerns, including anxiety, job loss, grief, relationship issues, and substance use now have access to one-on-one supportive counseling thanks to a new pilot project thanks to the Houston Government.

Through the Province’s new Access Wellness service, residents can book a free session of individual, couple or family counselling with trained mental health counsellors. These sessions can be done by phone, online or in person.

“I’m very happy to see this service being offered to members of our community,” said Pictou Centre MLA Pat Dunn. “Our government understands that mental health is an important component of the overall health of our residents.”

In-person appointments are available in New Glasgow, Sydney, Halifax, and Kentville. Days and hours of operation will vary in each region. Appointments can be booked directly by calling 1-833-691-2282 seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. or visiting

Access Wellness is part of Action for Health, the Province’s plan to improve healthcare. This service complements others already in place, including the provincial Peer Support Phone Service and e-mental health programs.