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Youth Health Centre

Youth HealthWhat is the Youth Health Centre (YHC)?

It’s a confidential space within the school where youth are the focus. Anything that is discussed in the YHC, stays in the YHC.


We provide information and support related to:

  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Personal and romantic relationships

Please click this link to find additional Youth Support Services within HRM


What reasons do youth visit the youth health centre for?

  • Feeling blue
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Issues at home
  • Condoms
  • Stopping smoking
  • Feeling angry or stressed
  • Problems with relationships
  • Wanting to get involved
  • GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)
  • Information for projects
  • Referrals to community supports
  • Sexual orientation
  • Feeling confused about life
  • Lots more! Anything you want!

Immunizations

If you need a copy of your immunization record, please call the immunization team at Public Health at 481-5890.  Have your date of birth and health card number available.  The school does not have access to immunization records.


Staff and Support Team

Lynda Smith BN RN
Youth Health Centre Coordinator/Public Health Nurse
Room 209 (across from the gym)
902-832-8964 Ext 9
lynda.smith@nshealth.ca
Hours: 8am – 3pm Monday to Friday (open during lunch)

Karrie Rayne, social worker
o. 869-6131 / f. 869-6148
karrie.rayne@cdha.nshealth.ca

Karrie comes in on Thursday mornings.

Summer Support services are offered through the summer. Please call/email Karrie to arrange for services during this time!

Kim Rose, nurse (Cobequid Health Centre)
869-6106

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