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Implementation of Mental Health First Aid at all NSSSA Conferences

The NSSSA takes pride in our strong history of supporting Nova Scotia students throughout their development as leaders. This support reaches far beyond the scope of skillbuilding sessions, and incorporates a strong focus on the well-being of our leaders throughout the entirety of our Leadership Conferences.  
 This past November our President, Holly Davy, and various other NSSSA representatives attended the National Youth Anti-Stigma Summits in Ottawa to weigh in on the issues surrounding stigma, and how Canadian Youth can help change the way Mental Illness is perceived across the country. This sparked a conversation within the organization about how the NSSSA can help the fight to end the stigma surrounding Mental Illness. 
The NSSSA is pleased to announce that effective immediately, we will be incorporating a team of Mental Health First Aid at every NSSSA Leadership Conference. The Mental Health First Aid team will be available for 24/7 support for any attendees dealing with any personal health issues. The organization hopes that by instilling this pillar of support, students will feel encouraged to seek help for any personal issues they are struggling with, which in turn will help them grow to be effective leaders in their schools and communities.
For any questions regarding the new supports being implemented by the NSSSA, please contact our President, Holly Davy (

The NSSSA is a province-wide non-profit organization that is run entirely by students. We serve to teach practical leadership skills to high school students in Nova Scotia in order to create a better future for our province. Annually, the NSSSA holds 6 two-day regional high school conference, 6 one-day regional  grade 9 or junior high conferences (depending on the region), a one-day provincial inclusion conference for students with special needs, and a four-day provincial conference for all students.