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.


Right Here, Right Now Counselling is a program that provides single session therapy to women and non-binary people (18 and over) in the St. John’s area. Counselling is available on a drop-in or call-in basis.


For the most up-to-date schedule, please visit the SJSOWC Facebook page or website.

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. 

Wellness Together Canada (WTC) is a virtual web portal that connects youth, adults and seniors across Canada with free mental health and substance use supports. 

To access same-day counselling or navigation assistance, please call 1-866-585-0445


You can learn more here

Planned Parenthood NL is a non-profit organization that promotes positive sexual health for all, and the social determinants of health for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals in NL. Their service are open to all, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national or social origin, marital status, or family status. 


Learn more by visiting their website.

Group Support

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. 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) provides free group support to individuals who want to stop high-risk drug use. 


NA 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. 

Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is run by trans people to support trans and questioning members of the community, and can be reached at 1-877-330-6366. 

To learn more about Trans Lifeline, visit their website.

Planned Parenthood NL’s 2SLGBTQIA+ Warm Line is a peer support service run by and for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in NL. The Warm Line is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 6pm-10pm. 


Folks in need of support can call or text 1-866-230-8041, or access the online chat. Learn more here.

School Support