Other Support Groups

Alzheimer Support Groups - for Alzheimer disease and other forms of Dementia.  

Autism Nova Scotia - Each chapter has different programming including support groups for caregivers of people with ASD. Please see website for details of what your local chapter offers.

Laing House Family Support Group: For parents, family members, and friends who provide significant emotional, psychological, financial or other support to a loved one who has a mental illness. Meetings are held the 1st Monday evening of each month from September to June.

Living with Cancer Support Groups - For those who have had a diagnosis of cancer, for their family, and caregivers.

Kingston/Greenwood: the 3rd Monday of each month from  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Contact Lloyd Graham 902.765.6133 or Lynda Pierce 902.765.3055. 
Sydney: the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Contact Stasia Digou for more information: 902.567.8551 or stasiadigou@eastlink.ca

To find other Living with Cancer support groups, visit the Canadian Cancer Society's website and search by postal code.

Colchester Stroke Club - runs a support group every Tuesday from 10 - 2. Douglas Street Rec Centre, 36 Douglas St, Truro.
Contact Sheila Osmond - 902.893.2756.

Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society - this support group is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with any form of cancer, and their family/friends. Each meeting includes a guest speaker with expertise in dealing with pancreatic or other cancers.

Eating Disorder Support Group - This monthly support meeting in New Minas is for the carergivers, friends, and families of those with an eating disorder.

Excalibur ADHD Association - offers several programs aimed at assisting children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their parents and caregivers.

Grief and Bereavement Support Groups in Nova Scotia - are found in our Hospice and Palliative Care section.

Kings County Caregiver Support Group: For caregivers caring for family/friends with dementia and related depression or anxiety.

Multiple Sclerosis Society Self-Help Group - connecting families living with MS in Atlantic Canada via teleconference.

Ostomy Canada Society - has 5 chapters throughout Nova Scotia that provide support and information for persons who have had or may have ostomy surgery, their families, partners, caregivers, and friends.

Parents Supporting Parents Society, Truro - offers a monthly support group for parents with children who have special needs, in addition to many other services.

Pictou County Prostate Support Association - runs a support group in New Glasgow on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm. The group runs from September to May. 

Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia - encourages and facilitates support to individuals living with schizophrenia and psychosis, as well as their families, friends, and co-workers.