We at The Red Door are happy to share a variety of resources with our community, especially with our teachers tasked with teaching Healthy Living and Healthy Sexuality. Each presentation includes Notes for Facilitators containing tips on how to best lead conversations about these sensitive topics with your students.

PowerPoint Presentations on Healthy Sexuality

Posters and Videos on Healthy Sexuality

Consent: What it is, and what it is not

Support Groups & Organizations

The Nova Scotia Health Authority – providing health services to Nova Scotians

Halifax Sexual Health Centre – offering on-site, confidential services by experienced nurses and doctors

  • t: (902) 455-9656 to book appointments

Open Arms Kentville – a registered charity that provides services for folks in need of spirituals guidance, shelter, food, and help finding appropriate services

  • Breakfast program Monday – Friday from 8 – 11am at the Kentville Resource Centre, 32 Cornwallis St.
  • Inn from the Cold emergency shelter service operates from November to April

The Youth Project – offering programs and services including support groups, referrals, supportive counselling, a resource library, educational workshops and social activities for youth 25 and under

Valley Youth Project – providing a safe space for 2SLGBTQI+ youth & allies to meet, share, and foster a safe and welcoming community

  • Twice monthly drop-in meetings, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:30pm at NSCC Kingstec Campus, 236 Belcher St., Kentville

prideHealth – connecting members of the LGBTQ+ community to services in the health care system and resources in their communities

The Nova Scotia Women’s Choice Clinic – self-referral line for women seeking pregnancy termination

  • Toll Free: 1-833-352-0719

Gender Creative Kids – providing resources and support for gender creative kids and their families

Rainbow Health Ontario – a database of reliable, up-to-date health resources for LGBT2SQ+ communities

Portal Youth Outreach Association –  a registered non-profit charitable organization that has a drop-in community space and resource centre for Annapolis Valley youth age 12-19 who are at risk or currently experiencing homelessness. Clients can seek mentoring, advocacy, supportive counselling, programs to support resiliency and find connections for rapid re-housing.

Mental Health & Addiction Services

The Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Help Line – available 24 hours, seven days a week

  • Toll Free: 1-888-429-8167

Mainline – a project of the Mi’Kmaq Native Friendship Centre, Mainline supports people struggling with addiction through harm reduction programs

  • t: (902) 423-9991
  • Toll Free: 1-877-904-4555

Opioid Treatment Program – self-referral service for people struggling with opioid addiction

  • Toll Free: 1-855-273-7110

The Beacon Program – a voluntary admission program that provides hope, support and empowerment for youth ages 18-30 struggling with mental illness

  • t: (902) 678-8361 for more information or to schedule a tour of Beacon House

Laing House – a peer support based drop-in centre for youth aged 16-29 living with mental illness

Teen Mental Health – an information portal providing up-to-date, scientific information about all things relating to teen mental health