Dal opens centre to improve access to mental health, addictions care


Dalhousie University has opened the Centre for Psychological Health, a Halifax-based clinic that will improve access to mental health and addictions care in Nova Scotia. The centre will be staffed by 10 registered clinical psychologists and 30-40 clinical psychology PhD students, who will rotate through the space annually. Centre co-director Dr Shannon Johnson conveyed that Dal students are eager to support clients of diverse identities. “In addition to providing mental health care to Nova Scotians in need, the Centre will provide a wealth of new clinical training opportunities for students in our program as they proceed on the path to becoming clinical psychologists,” said Johnson. The Government of Nova Scotia will provide $4.5M over three years to fund the clinic.