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Struggling with substance use and/or mental illness? You are not alone.


Welcome to the Nurses' Health Program.

At the Nurses' Health Program, we believe that with the right support nurses can return to safe nursing practice, which benefits both the nurse and the public.

What is NHP?

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It’s a voluntary program for Ontario nurses designed to encourage them to seek treatment for substance use and/or mental health disorders that may affect their ability to practice nursing safely.

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Is NHP for me?

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Nurses registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario who have substance use and/or mental health disorders may be eligible.

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How can NHP help me?

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You can benefit from one of NHP’s specialized programs that recognizes your unique needs as a health care professional. Our customized treatment plans support you to practice or return to practice nursing safely.

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Did you know?

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In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental illness or addiction problem.*

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By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have—or have had—a mental illness.*

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People with substance use problems are up to 3 times more likely to have a mental illness.*

*Mental illness and addictions: Facts and Statistics, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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