Are you looking for mental health and addictions support through a non-profit organization in St. John’s, NL or the surrounding Avalon East areas? Reach out to any of the following contacts.AIDS Committee NL
ACNL is a provincial organization committed to preventing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C. ACNL works to support people living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C. ACNL advocates for change while networking on a provincial, regional, national, and international level regarding HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C issues.
Phone: 709-579-6091 or 709-579-5215
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had an issue with alcohol abuse. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and has a local chapter in the Avalon East region. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking habits.
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.
Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon Members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Phone: 1-855-753-2560 from 11am to 11pm, daily.
If you are feeling isolated and alone during COVID-19, you are encouraged to reach out and speak with a trained mental health peer supporter. Note that, due to large call volumes, you may be prompted to leave a voice mail. CHANNAL will return your call with a blocked phone number to protect your privacy.
The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador is a charitable, non-for-profit organization established in 1983 by persons with disabilities who believed that a provincial organization is necessary to advance inclusion of persons with disabilities. They provide a variety of resources on their website, including mental health resources.
The fasdNL Network came together due to a shared interest in supporting those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) through a provincial organization. Some members have done work in their respective fields with individuals and/or families affected by FASD; others are caring for children affected by FASD.
Are you struggling with gambling addiction in St. John’s, NL? The Gambling Helpline is dedicated to supporting gamblers and their families; and reducing and eliminating problem gambling in NL, 24/7.
Miles for Smiles Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support, awareness and prevention of child abuse.
Nar-Anon is a 12-Step Support Group for families and friends of addicts.
Whether you have a health concern of any kind, have questions about self-care and healthy eating, or would like advice on how to support a loved one with their particular ailment, call 811. A Registered Nurse is available to talk 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 811 is a confidential and free telephone line available to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
In light of COVID-19, meetings are now happening on Skype. Please visit their website for meeting times.
Planned Parenthood NLSHC is a non-profit charitable organization that promotes positive sexual health and 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion through education, community partnership, information and services within an environment that supports and respects individual choice.
The Pottle Centre is a social centre for consumers of mental health services in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. They provide a safe and healthy place for people to be social, enjoy some special events and get involved during the weekdays.
Ruah services are client-focused and goal-oriented and seek to address the four aspects of the human person: physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual.
The Sexual Assault Crisis & Prevention Centre is a non-profit, community-based, charitable organization that exists to support individuals of all genders who have been impacted by sexual violence. They operate from a feminist, pro-choice, trauma-informed, person-centered perspective where individuals with lived experienced are honoured for their unique strengths, needs, skills, and abilities.
Dedicated to improving public health and the quality of life by reducing and eliminating tobacco use in NL, reducing the provincial smoking rate, and by encouraging and supporting Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans of all ages to quit using tobacco and stay tobacco free.
Spirit Horse NL supports people with mental illness through the provision of an Equine Assisted Program for the purpose of offering alternative ways of living a recovery based life. The organization will support children, youth and adults the tools to learn coping skills for themselves.
Phone: 709-753-0220 on Tuesdays between 12-7pm and Wednesdays from 12-5pm
The St. John’s Status of Women’s Council works to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women in the St. John’s area.
Their “Right Here, Right Now” drop-in counselling is a program that provides single session therapy to women and women identified (18 and over) in the St. John’s area. With COVID-19, the service is now being offered over the phone on a first come, first served basis.
Deaf women can now contact the Women’s Centre about programs and services by texting (709) 770-4312 We can respond to your messages Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30pmEmpowered Together: a drop-in peer support group for any woman impacted by intimate partner abuse (Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 PM)
Empowering Ourselves: an 8-week closed group exploring intimate partner abuse
Helping Mothers Thrive: an 8-week closed group supporting women whose parenting has been impacted by domestic violence