Community Mental Health Supports
First Nations Health Authority - Mental Health and Wellness Supports for Indigenous People
The FNHA and other organizations provide culturally safe and trauma-informed cultural, emotional, and mental health counselling services. Elders or Traditional Healers provide cultural supports or Indigenous healing practices. Clients are supported in reclaiming ways of taking care of themselves, their families, their communities and their Nations. For more information please click here.
If you are in need of support, there are resources available:
- The National Residential School Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-866-925-4419.
- The 24-hour mental health crisis line can be reached province-wide at 1-888-737-4668 or you can text ‘talk’ to 686868.
- Counsellors at the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre are available Monday-Friday and appointments can be made in person or by telephone (864-8500).
Bridge the gApp
BridgethegApp.ca is your ‘go-to’ website for mental health information and connection to local supports and services. You can sign up for online programming, use tools, learn about services in your region and share your personal story of recovery with others. You can get started today.
BreathingRoom™ is an online, self-management program for people, aged 13-24, looking to find ways to manage stress, anxiety and depression. The 8-unit program offers videos, stories and activities to build coping skills. No referral needed. Sign-up by visiting BridgethegApp.ca.
30-Day Mindfulness Challenge
The 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge is for everyone! It only takes 5-10 minutes a day to improve mood, performance, and reduce stress. A new challenge starts every Monday. Sign-up by visiting BridgethegApp.ca.
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
TAO is an online program that combines education materials with brief contact by phone, chat or video conferencing with a counsellor to improve your health and wellness. TAO is for anyone aged 16 and over and is available in English and French. TAO is also available as a self-help option. For more information, visit BridgethegApp.ca.
Strongest Families offers free telephone and online coaching for children, youth and their families experiencing mental health or behavioural issues. Programs are 12 weeks and require a referral from a health care provider or teacher/principal. Referral forms are available on BridgethegApp.ca. Strongest Families makes contact within 48 business hours of receipt of referral. Programs include:
- Behavioural concerns (for ages 3-12)
- Anxiety Program (6-11 years of age)
- Bedwetting (for ages 5–12)
- Defeat Anxiety (12-17 years of age)
I CAN (Conquer Anxiety and Nervousness) is a free program that supports young adults, aged 18-30, in learning skills to overcome anxiety and cope with major life stressors. The program offers distance telephone and online coaching. Sign up by visiting BridgethegApp.ca or calling Strongest Families Institute 1-866-470-7111.
Mental Health Crisis Line
The Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line offers free, confidential telephone support, 24/7 for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Call 1-888-737-4668 and TTY: 1-888-709-3555.
Provincial HealthLine - 811
Dial 811 anytime from anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador. The HealthLine is staffed by experienced, local registered nurses who provide information about physical and mental health services in your area, and can answer any questions you may have about health-related topics.
CHANNAL Warm Line
The Warm Line offers non-emergency, non-crisis telephone support from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily for people living with mental health issues and their loved ones. Call 1-855-753 2560 to speak to a trained peer supporter.
Doorways (walk-in counselling services)
To find a Doorways clinic near you call 811 or visit here.
Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Systems Navigator
The Navigator is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, to help people navigate the mental health and addictions system, problem-solve, review options and connect to services. Video relay service (VRS) calls are welcome. Call 1-877-999-7589, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone offers free telephone, live chat and texting support to children and youth, 24/7 in French and English. Youth can be anonymous and will receive professional counselling, information and referrals. Call 1-800-668-6868, visit KidsHelpPhone.ca or download the Always There App.
Crisis Text Line
Children, youth and young adults can text ‘Talk’ to 686868 to a trained volunteer crisis responder who will help with any issues – big or small. The service is free, confidential, and available 24/7.
Hope for Wellness Help Line
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers 24/7 mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous people across Canada. You can call 1-855-242-3310, or visit hopeforwellness.ca to chat with a counsellor by phone or online. This service is available in English and French, and Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut, upon request.
Gambling Help Line
The Gambling Help Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a problem or negatively impacted by gambling, including family or friends. It is free and confidential and offers information, resources and crisis intervention. Call 1-888-899-HELP (4357).
Smokers’ Help Line
Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service that provides information, tools, advice and support while you are working toward being smoke free. Connect by phone 1-800-363-5864, or text 1-709-700-7002, email or live chat. Available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. You can also leave a message after-hours or visit www.smokershelp.net.
Wellness Together Canada
Wellness Together Canada (WTC). This portal offers access to free and confidential online mental health and substance use supports (phone, text or video), 24 hours a day, seven days a week-FREE and includes an urgent portal for services.