The PSP program responds to the urgent needs of members in crisis and also supports initiatives, workshops and other resources that promote wellness, resiliency and balanced living. Based across Nova Scotia, PSP counsellors have no affiliation with licensing and regulatory bodies or related university training programs of the professions they serve.
Physician support sessions conclude
The weekly Zoom meetings on coping with COVID-19 have ended. Thanks to Drs. Jaqueline Kinley and John Chiasson for lending their time and expertise over the past several months to help Nova Scotia physicians prepare for the demands of COVID-19.
Balint support group
The Nova Scotia Physicians’ Balint group is led by Drs. Nicole Herschenhous and Ali Manning, providing a forum for support around emotions and ethical dilemmas. Interested in future Balint groups? Email email@example.com to add your name to the interest list.
- A recording of the webinar "Surviving COVID-19: Mental health and coping strategies" is available on the DNS COVID-19 info hub
- Preparing for crisis: a health-care professional's guide to emotional health
- Advice on healthy coping strategies
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic
Who we help
The PSP supports a variety of health professionals and their families, including practising and retired physicians and veterinarians; medical students, residents and fellows; veterinary students and assistants; and the partners and dependent children of those professionals.
All information physicians share with the PSP counsellors is confidential, including personal and health information, and the fact that they have contacted the PSP for help. Counsellors do not collect, use or disclose information without consent or as required by law.