Learn about mental health, share stories, and get involved. Mental Health Week is from May 4-10, 2020 and CMHA is providing many resources for everyone.
This is an online resource designed to support mental wellness. The site includes resources for multiple mental health challenges and offers a toolbox with various options for wellbeing. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- ICAN program (Youth Anxiety 18-30)
- 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge
- Breathing Room
- MUN Listeners is a free, anonymous, and confidential online chat for people who just need to talk. Assisting others has been proven to be therapeutic and rewarding.
- To speak with a listener use the password: mun_portal
- To become an active listener use the password: mun_listener
- WellTrack is designed to help you understand your mental health and to provide you with the help that you need right now. WellTrack is a suite of online tools and courses that uses aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you identify, understand and address issues that you are having.
- This website covers many university related health issues including fitness, mental health, drug use, alcohol use, sexual health, and more.
- Topics include anxiety, assertiveness, bipolar, body dysmorphia, depression, disordered eating, health anxiety, panic, perfectionism, procrastination, self-compassion, self-esteem, sleep, social anxiety, tolerating distress, worry and ruminations.
- Provincial Health Line: 811
- Mental Health Crisis Line: (709) 737-4668/ 1-888-737-4668
Call if you feel like you are unable to cope, are thinking about suicide or if you are unsure where to turn for help. The Mental Health Crisis Line is a free, confidential service for individuals, family and friends. The crisis line is province-wide, 24 hours a day.
- CHANNAL Warm Line: 1-855-753-2560
The Warm Line is a non-emergency, non-crisis telephone support and referral service. People with lived experience receive training to operate the service. Open 7 days a week, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm.
- Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or Text 686868
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national service offering professional counselling, information and referrals 24/7 by phone, Live Chat and the Always There chat app, through its free, and anonymous service. Young people can connect in both English and French for the support they need, in the way they need it most. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Crisis Text Line
Powered by Kids Help Phone, anyone in need, regardless of age can text ‘Talk’ to 686868, to speak to a trained crisis responder. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Responder, a real-life human being, trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem-solving. All of our Crisis Responders are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- CHANNAL Peer Support Centre- (709) 753-7710
Community agency led by people who live with mental illness/mental health issues. CHANNAL offers one on one peer support, group peer support and public education and training. Open Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Address: 70 The Boulevard, St. John’s.
- Doorways Walk-in Clinic- (709) 752-4903
Doorways provides rapid access to mental health and addictions counselling services ‘one session at a time’. While most locations offer a walk-in service, some locations provide same-day, next day, or appointments by phone. Walk-in counselling services are available without an appointment or referral. If further counselling is required, staff will work with you to provide access to additional services and supports.
Doorways is not an emergency service. In an emergency, call 911 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668, or proceed to the nearest emergency department.
- Mobile Crisis Response Team- (709) 737-4668
The Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) Team travels as a team to assist/intervene with a mental health-related crisis, in a person’s home or community. The team has significant experience in mental health. In addition, Mobile Crisis Response are able to accompany other health-care providers in clients/patient community visits. Accessible from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.
- Choices for Youth- (709) 754-0446
Choices for Youth is an organization based in St. John’s that serves the needs of youth. They provide Housing/Housing/Shelter as well as various support programs for young people ages 16-29. For more information, please visit www.choicesforyouth.ca. Address: 261 Duckworth Street, St. John’s (with additional housing locations: Shelter: 12-16 Carter’s Hill Place/ The Lilly (referral required): Bond Street)
- Community Care Supportive Housing- Eastern Health- (709) 834- 0801
Provides 24 hour supportive lodging to individuals who are 19+ with a chronic and persistent mental illness. Services include residential and psychiatric care, case management, and therapeutic recreation. Address: 56 Mineral’s Road, Conception Bay South.
- Mental health/Addictions Counselling/Case Management- St. John’s
Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction.
3 West, St. Clare’s (709) 777-5390
LeMarchant House (709) 777-5622
Terrace Clinic (709) 777-3453
- Naomi Centre- (709) 579-8641
Naomi Centre is an emergency shelter that offers safe and supportive temporary housing for women aged 16-30 within a harm reduction model. Our staff provide supportive counselling services and support is also provided to former residents of Naomi Centre. We accept self-referrals or referrals from others including health care providers, family counselling agencies, government departments, or family and friends of individuals needing emergency housing (referral required). Address: 4 Patrick Street, St. John’s.
- Psychiatric Assessment Unit- Waterford Hospital- (709) 777-3021/3022
Provides psychiatric assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and inpatient psychiatric care and psychiatrists on call in other regions. Address: 306 Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s.
- Health Sciences Psychiatric Nurse
Located in the Emergency Department at the Health Sciences Centre (General Hospital). Emergency Department open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Address: 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s
- Stella’s Circle- (709) 738-8390
Provides services to adults who face barriers from fully participating in the community, such as mental health challenges, lack of education, long periods of unemployment and poverty. Offers residential, community and correctional-based counselling, supportive housing, and employment preparation and skills development. Address: 142 Military Road, St. John’s
- The Gathering Place- (709) 753-3234
Service centre committed to building community, promoting equality and providing nourishment for those seeking respite from isolation and loneliness. Address: 172 Military Road, St. John’s.
- THRIVE Community Youth Network- (709)754-0536
Community agency providing educational programming, outreach services, and youth development opportunities to youth primarily 12 – 24 years. Open Monday – Friday 9:00-4:30 pm. Address: 807 Water Street, St. John’s
- St. John’s Women’s Centre- (709) 753-0220
The St. John’s Status of Women Council in collaboration with MUN School of Social Work is launching Right Here, Right Now: A Women-centred Drop-In Counselling program. On Mondays and Tuesdays, from 12-6pm we will offer brief single session therapy with a women-centred, trauma informed approach. Drop In available Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Address: 170 Cashin Avenue Extension, St. John’s.