Are you looking for mental health and addictions support through Eastern Health? If you are in St. John’s, NL and the surrounding Avalon East areas, reach out to any of the following contacts.Addictions Services
Click here for a cumulative list of Eastern Health contacts, based on region, that can help you overcome addiction.
Eastern Health’s Assertive Community Treatment Team provides community-based treatment to clients (18+) with severe and persistent mental illness.
Eastern Health’s Bridges Program works collaboratively with youth, and their families, to build awareness, skills and the understanding needed to address mental health challenges in adolescence.
Outpatient, community-based counselling services for individuals that have a high severity of both mental health and addictions needs.
The Children and Adolescent Division of the Mental Health and Addictions Program in St. John’s, NL provides coordinated and comprehensive services to children, adolescents and families facing emotional, social, psychiatric and family challenges.
Children can access our services up to their 18th birthday.
The Centre City Mental Health and Addictions Team is a community-based mental health centre that provides individual therapy, addictions counselling, recreation and occupational therapy, case management, and couples/family counselling.
Phone: 709-752-4800 (Cordage Pl, St. John’s) or 709-752–4980 (Pleasantville)
Eastern Health offers FREE weekly drop-in support groups for those struggling to overcome addiction.
Doorways offers single-session therapy services on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who feel they need to speak to someone right away.
The services provided under the CSP focus on supporting individuals, families and care providers by promoting independence, community inclusion, safety and overall well-being.
Services provided under the CSP include:
- Financial Assessment Services
- Home Support Program
- Intervention Services
- Residential Services Programs
- Special Assistance Program
- Special Child Welfare Allowance
- Supports for Adults Who May Need Protection
The Janeway Family Centre offers coordinated and comprehensive counselling and therapy services for children, youth and families who are facing emotional, social or behavioural challenges. The team also offers consultation to other health professionals on difficult cases.
The Mental Health Crisis Line provides 24/7 telephone-based crisis intervention, toll-free and confidential, by professionally trained Crisis Interveners. This service is open to anyone in crisis, their caregivers or loved ones, as well as health professionals on a consultative basis by phone.
Are you experiencing a mental health crisis in St. John’s, NL? Did you know that Eastern Health provides a service that brings mental health helpers right to your door in NL?
Made up of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and social workers with significant experience in mental health, the Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) Team travel as a team to assist/intervene with mental health related crisis, directly in a person’s home or community. In addition, MCR are able to accompany other health care providers in clients/patient community visits.
Phone: 709-777-3021 or 3022
The Psychiatric Assessment Unit supports and works with people who identify themselves as being in crisis. Crisis can mean different things to different people- It can include feelings of being overwhelmed, stressed, frustrated, and being unable to cope.
The Recovery Centre is open to anyone in the province who is 16+ and needs help while withdrawing from alcohol, drugs and/or gambling.
Phone: 709-777-5501 or 5865
The SANE Program is staffed with a team of nurses, who have advanced training and education in medical and forensic assessment of a person who has been sexually assaulted. These nurses are committed to providing compassionate, sensitive, patient centered, quality care; as well as assisting patients in making informed decisions about their care and how to move forward.
The goal of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program is to provide options and choices about medical care and/or police reporting, provide medications to prevent infection and pregnancy, and connect patients with counselling services so they have appropriate support in moving forward if they choose to.
The Short Stay Unit (SSU) was developed to serve those patients who require a brief period of stabilization or needs assessment to ensure rapid reconnection with the community.
The Traumatic Stress Services within Eastern Health provide client treatment services, trauma training, education and consultation while promoting evidence-based research and practice for psychological trauma. This program offers hope that people can establish an anchor within their present environment to cope with their past and build a meaningful future.