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Air Quality Health Index - Know what the air quality is like in Nova Scotia. The Air Quality Health Index is easy to use. It relates outdoor air quality to health risk. The lower the number, the lower the risk. The higher the number, the greater the health risk.

Annapolis Valley Health - Welcome to the newly redesigned Annapolis Valley Health website. Over the last two and half years, this site has grown and developed into a vital tool.

Be Fit Kit - Borrow a kit for three weeks, and help your child become physically literate.

Befrienders Worldwide - A worldwide site of volunteers who are online 24 hours a day, seven days a week to talk with people who are suicidal.

Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia - Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia is a survivor driven group that voices the unique concerns of people living with breast cancer.

Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - The Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry welcomes members of the public, child and adolescent psychiatrists, physicians and allied health professionals to our website promoting the mental health of children and the professional affairs of Canada’s child and adolescent psychiatrists.

Canadian Mental Health Association - The Canadian Mental Health Association, or CMHA, offers tips for talking with children and youth about mental illness. The website also includes fact sheets for families.

Canadian Society of Homeopaths - This is a Canadian homeopaths registration society which has information about Homeopathy and a Directory for locating homeopaths across the country. Annually celebrates World Homeopathy Awareness Week in April with other international Homeopaths organizations offering events & talks to the public.

Child and Family Webguide - This WebGuide selects sites that have the highest quality child development research and that are parent friendly. All the sites listed on the WebGuide have been systematically evaluated by graduate students and faculty in child development.

Cochrane Library - This site is valuable for anyone involved in making health care decisions. Cochrane Library provides reliable and up-to-date information on the latest research regarding health treatments, interventions, clinical trials and more.  Access this resource from home, using your library card.

Doctors Nova Scotia - Doctors Nova Scotia is the professional association representing all doctors in the province. Go to ‘Disease Search’ on the right side of the main page, and from there you might navigate to the websites of other foundations and societies to help support and educate the public about mental illness.

Health Canada - There is a wide range of information on this site. Warnings, recalls and drug information. Learn about the health care system, Health Canada programs, safety, travel, health statistics and more.

Health, Fitness & Wellness - Medbroadcast - All MediResource health content is clinically reviewed by a health care professional. Authors of health content are always qualified medical writers. Clinical reviewers are health care professionals selected for their experience and expertise in the topic. All articles are edited by two medical editors experienced in the production of medical information for the public.

Healthy Canadians - This site gives you access to all advisories and recalls that might affect your health and safety or that of your child. Browse the healthy living guides and find an explanation of the daily value as listed on food labels.

HereToHelp - A British Columbian information resource for individuals and families managing mental health or substance use problems.

IWK Health Centre - The IWK Health Centre provides quality care to women, children, youth and families in the Maritimes and beyond. Contact the Mental Health and Addiction Services by phone at 464-4110 or 1-888-470-5888 and ask to be transferred to central referral.

KidsHealth - KidsHealth has three portals, one for kids, one for teens and one for parents, with the information is geared to each audience.

Laing House - The Laing House is a place where youth 17-24 living with serious mental illness can get support. Located in downtown Halifax, the house has been in existence since 2001. Contact by phone at 902-470-7743.

MEDLINEPlus - Its resources though American based, are excellent - there is nothing else like them.

Mood Disorders Society of Canada - The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national, not-for-profit, volunteer- driven virtual organization that is committed to improving quality of life for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and other related disorders.

National Eating Disorder Information Centre - This website provides a glossary of terms regarding eating disorders and related topics. Throughout this site and others you may visit on the Internet, terms like "eating disorders" and "disordered eating" are used. These terms can sometimes be confusing, so this site provides a glossary of definitions to clarify their meaning and use, as well as definitions for other frequently used terms.

Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program - This website has information about early psychosis and promotes early detection and intervention. It provides resources fro the general public, individuals, family members and healthcare professionals. It also provides direction for seeking help.

Pedometer - Are you walking 10,000 steps per day? If you'd like to borrow a pedometer and find out, we have them for loan.

Patients Like Me - Patients helping patients. A unique resource that allows you to browse for people with the same conditions you have and learn from their experiences. You can also share your own experiences to help others.

Public Health Agency of Canada - This site will give you the latest updates on health issues facing Canadians.

Psychosis Sucks! - This site promotes early detection, educates about psychosis and provides direction for seeking help. The main objectives of the EPI Program are to increase understanding of psychosis, decrease stigma associated with having this disorder and provide direct treatment.

Welcome to Parenting : the Journey from Pregnancy to Parenting  - Created by Nova Scotian experts in prenatal education, child development and parenting, this site provides a program to give you all the critical information you need to experience pregnancy and parenthood.  Provides online prenatal and postnatal classes with expert educators ready to answer your questions.