Mental Health and Substance Use Support
Bridge the gapp is an online resource designed to support mental health and wellness for youth and adults in Newfoundland & Labrador. You can access Bridge the gapp here.
CAMH offers clinical care services for individuals of all ages, and their families. It also provides information on disorders, substance use, and various approaches for a path to recovery. You can view their website here.
Doorways provides rapid access to mental health and substance use services, including walk-in counselling services, same-day and/or next-day services. Doorways has several locations across Eastern Newfoundland, and services clients of all ages. You can access the full list of Doorways locations and contact information here.
This provides an extensive list of resource centres and their associated offices throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. You can view the list here.
The Gathering Place has a range of programs and services that are facilitated by community volunteers, including a daily meal program, and access to social workers. You can view their website here.
Peer supporters draw upon their personal recovery experiences to guide in navigating through their journey, with each peer support session tailored to the individual, ensuring a supportive experience.
You can view the peer support program here.
LifewiseNL is a grassroots organization that was created by and for individuals living in Newfoundland & Labrador who experience mental health and/or substance use challenges. LifewiseNL provides peer support services through their Warmline, which can be accessed daily from 10AM-12AM by calling 1-855-753-2560 (English) or 1-833-753-5460 (French).
You can learn more here.
NORS is an overdose prevention hotline for Canadians providing loving, confidential, nonjudgmental support for you, whenever and wherever you use drugs. NORS is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Call or text 1-888-688-NORS (6677) to access support. Visit the NORS website to learn more.
Quadrangle is Newfoundland & Labrador’s provincial 2SLGBTQIA+ Community Centre, and offers free counselling service through phone, video, or drop in sessions.
You can book a session or learn more here.
The Recovery Centre is a 19-bed provincial inpatient treatment and withdrawal management centre for individuals ages 16+. This service can be accessed by self-referral, or by a medical professional, community agency or hospital emergency department.
For more information, click here.
The Women’s Centre is dedicated to providing community-based programs delivered in a safe and caring environment, they offer drop in counselling sessions.
You can view their information here.
The Street Reach program offered by Thrive is rooted in principles of harm reduction, and provides individual support and outreach services to individuals ages 16+ who reside in the St. John’s Metro region.
You can learn more here.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) provides free group support to individuals who want to stop high-risk alcohol use.
AA has local chapters across Canada. To locate the meeting closest to you, click here.
811: Individuals in Newfoundland & Labrador in need of crisis response, mental health or substance use support, or medical advice can dial “811” to be connected with a registered nurse who is also a trained crisis intervener.
Mental Health & Addictions System Navigator: (709) 752-3916 or 1-877-999-7589
Newfoundland & Labrador Smokers’ Helpline: 1-800-363-5864 or by visiting their website.
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-800-726-2743
Domestic Violence Help Line: 1-888-709-7090
The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador has developed a comprehensive list of helplines available across the province. You can find it here.
If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, or are worried about someone you know, you can call or text 988 and be immediately connected with a trained responder who will listen, provide support and understanding and share resources that can help. 988 is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
To learn more about the 988 Suicide Crisis Helpline, click here.
Children and youth in need of support can text CONNECT to 686868 or call 1-800-668-6868.
KidsHelpPhone is Canada’s only 24/7 national support service offering professional counselling, information and referrals in both English and French. Service is 100% confidential. More information can be accessed here.
The Hope for Wellness Helpline is available to all Indigenous people across Canada. To access support, call 1-855-242-3310 or visit their website to access the online chat option. Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are available 24/7. Services are available in English and French, and upon request in Cree, Ojibway (Anishinaabemowin) and Inuktitut.