Professional Support Program

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Professional Support Program

Doctors Nova Scotia’s Professional Support Program (PSP) provides confidential peer-to-peer support for members and their families who are dealing with personal or professional problems. Veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary assistants are also able to access support.

The PSP program responds to the urgent needs of members in crisis and also supports initiatives, workshops and other resources that promote wellness, resiliency, self-development and balanced living

Located across Nova Scotia, the PSP counsellors have no affiliation with licensing and regulatory bodies or related university training programs of the three professions they serve.


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. 

Confidential support

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.