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PO Box 8700, 1st Floor, West Block, Confederation Bldg., St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

Contact: David Kielly, Program Manager        Tel: (709) 752-4922

Email: david.kielly@easternhealth.ca

Mandate: To provide leadership in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of provincial policies and programs related to mental health and addictions in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Target population: Individuals 18+ experiencing mental health & addictions issues.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Adult Central Intake

Tel: (709) 752-8888          Fax: (709) 752-6852          Email: MHAintake@easternhealth.ca

  • Central Intake (Adults): provides for a range of adult mental health and addictions services in the St. John’s area. Referrals may be made by fax, e-mail, or self-referral using the Mental Health & Addictions Referral Form. Some services require a physician’s referral.

Mental Health & Addictions Counselling Services

  • Counselling Options
    • Doorways
      • A single session, walk in counselling service.
      • Available to youth and adults without an appointment or referral
      • A health care professional will meet with you and discuss your concerns on a first-come, first-serve basis.
      • Doorways provides information and support focused on your need. Some examples of what you may want to discuss are: family, health, grief, work, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, drinking or drug use. 
      • Doorways is not an emergency service. In an emergency, immediately call 911 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668, or proceed to the nearest emergency department.
        • To find Doorways in your area, click here; or, call 811 and a HealthLine nurse will provide you with a location near you.
    • Support Groups
      • If you are an adult in St. John’s and you are trying to address your use of a substance and/or gambling, don’t hesitate to drop-in to any of our Support Groups:
        • Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:15 pm
          • Villa Nova Plaza, CBS
          • For more information, please call (709) 834-6944.
        • Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:45 pm
          • Building 532, Pleasantville, St. John’s (Back of building on Roosevelt Ave).
          • For more information, please call (709) 752-4926.
        • Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:45 pm
          • Cordage Place, St. John’s
          • For more information, please call (709) 752-4926.
  • Community Counsellors
    • Counsellors are available to support individuals who have mental health or substance use concerns as well as family/friends who are affected. A Community Counsellor is able to speak with you about a variety of concerns, such as:
      • Alcohol and Drugs
      • Grief and Loss
      • Anxiety and Stress
      • Depression
      • Mental Illness
      • Parenting
      • Relationships
      • Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse
      • Smoking
      • Suicide
      • Gender and Identity
      • Anger
      • Eating Disorders
      • Family Issues
      • Fear and Phobias
      • Gambling
      • Or, any other concern that is affecting your mental health and wellbeing.
    • To find a Community Counsellor near you, click here; or, call 811 and speak with a HealthLine nurse who will provide you with a contact number.