IN PERSON RESOURCES
Willow House is a domestic violence shelter for women and children who are in crisis or are experiencing violence. For more information, check out their website at http://www.willowhousenl.com/ or contact their 24-hr crisis line 1-866-634-4198.
Ferriss Hodgett Library in partnership with CPS has purchased a number of self-help books on a variety of topics, including wellness and mindfulness. These books are located in the Wellness Collection in BW224, and can be checked-out from Health Services Reception and/or the library.
Doorways provides rapid access to mental health and addictions counselling services ‘one session at a time’. 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. Please note Doorways provides services to individuals aged 12 years and older as well as couples and families. For more information click here. Please note, Doorways is not an emergency service. In an emergency, call 911 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at 811, or proceed to the nearest emergency department.
Mental Health Liaison Nurse
During the hours of 4:00pm until midnight if you present at Western Memorial Regional Hospital’s emergency department with a mental health emergency, you can request to speak with the Mental Health Liaison nurse rather than going through the usual emergency triage protocols.
Safe Works Access Program (SWAP) is the needle distribution service offered by the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador (ACNL). It is a health promotion and education service for people who use drugs. They offer a MOBILE ONLY service on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm in the Corner Brook area. Their services include providing clean supplies, disposal of used equipment, support and referrals. If you live outside of Corner Brook we can make arrangements to send supplies to you at another time. Call 634-SWAP to request a delivery or pick up.
Mental Health/Addictions Counselling (Western Health, Corner Brook)
Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction. For services for adults (aged 18+) please call 634-4506 and for children/youth (up to age 19) 634-4171.
Youth Outreach Worker
David Jones is the YOW for the Corner Brook area. You can make an appointment to meet with Dave by emailing him at email@example.com. He can meet you wherever is most convenient (even down in the Grove at Grenfell Campus!).
E-versions of the books as well as select handouts are available through Grenfell Campus’ library’s course resources (e-reserves) by searching for Jennifer Broadbent or Veronica Hutchings as course instructor.
- 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 (free on-line training is provided)
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 some are listed below. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more here.
- ICAN program (Youth Anxiety 18-30)
- 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge
- Breathing Room
Launched by the Government of Canada, this portal was created to help address the unprecedented rise in feelings of stress, anxiety and depression in Canada due to COVID-19. It offers access to free and confidential online mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in both official languages.
Through WTC, you can sign up for a free WellTrack account. 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 (including a great course on presentation anxiety)
This Memorial based website covers many university related health issues including fitness, mental health, drug use, alcohol use, sexual health, and more. Click here for more info.
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. To access please visit: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself
Grenfellmindfulness.com is a free 4-week program designed by Grenfell Campus’ Dr. Michael Newton with input from CPS’s psychologist Dr. Veronica Hutchings to teach mindfulness skills. You can access the course at: grenfellmindfulness.com
A free on-line mental health and addictions screening tool.
Sexual Assault Response & Advocacy (SARA) : 1 (709) 216 - HELP (4357)
The SARA line is a 24/7 call/text line for residents within Corner Brook and surrounding area who are 16+ and have been impacted by sexual violence. This is operated by trained volunteers and will maintain confidentiality however this confidentiality does not extend to information regarding cases of immediate danger for the caller, a third party, danger/abuse of minors or as ordered by subpoena.
Need to talk to someone?
Now ALL students attending Memorial University can access keep.meSAFE anytime of the day or night by calling 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.
keep.meSAFE provides students with real-time and/or appointment-based counselling in 60+ languages for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to you. keep.meSAFE is completely confidential within the limits of the law, so no one – including your family, friends, or professors – will ever know you used the program unless you choose to tell them. Download the My SSP app from the Apple App Store or Google Play
Mental Health Crisis Line: 811
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 and is accessed via NL Health Line (811).
Transgender Suicide Hotline: CAN: 1-877-330-6366, US: 1-877-565-8860
National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC):
NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders. Helpline: 1-866-NEDIC-20.
Provincial Lifewise Warm Line 1.855.753.2560 or 753.2560
The Warm Line offers non-emergency, non-crisis telephone support for people in the province who are living with mental health issues. Lifewise’s trained peer supporters are non-judgmental and have firsthand knowledge. The Warm Line is available between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., daily.
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. Call or visit: kidshelpphone.ca. 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.
Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566
They offer a safe, confidential place to talk or text in your own way. CSPS can help you understand your thoughts and feelings, and connect you with local support resources. But ultimately they are there to listen and share this difficult moment with you. Text Start to 45645 available 4pm until midnight ET. Click here for more info.
Planned Parenthood NL’s 2SLGBTQIA+ Warm Line is a peer support service run by and for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Newfoundland and Labrador. If you need someone to talk to, call us and we will do our best to support you and provide you resources
Smokers Helpline: 1-800-363-5864
First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
NL Sexual Assault Crisis & Prevention Line: 1-800-726-2743