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18A-18B UB Waterford Hospital, Waterford Bridge Road

Mailing Address: 48 Kenmount Road, PO Box 28029, St. John’s, NL A1B 4J8

Tel: (709) 777-3335             Fax: (709) 777-3524           Email:

Contact: Susan Hyde, Executive Director

Website:      Facebook: @SchizophreniaNL

Mandate: To improve the quality of life for those affected by Schizophrenia and Psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research

Target Population: Individuals, families and others affected by schizophrenia, psychosis, and other mental illnesses.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Peer Support by Appointment
  • Hearing Voices Network:  Monthly meetings
  • Comedy Club: Stand Up For Mental Health  Ongoing group sharing funny mental health experiences, building resilience and preparing for a live Stand-Up comedy show
  • Strengthening Families Together: A course for family members of people with serious mental illness, focusing on major psychiatric disorders
  • Partnership Education Program: This program is based on a personal story-telling model
  • Reach Out: A resource kit designed to increase awareness among students, teachers and counselors
  • Schizophrenia Awareness Days:  Education sessions for families, caregivers, professionals, and organizations
  • Your Recovery Journey: A one day session facilitated by people in recovery who can give valuable information that will help any person with mental illness who would like to find support and explore different aspects of recovery
  • Iris Group: The Iris Group is a monthly support group for consumers and family members. Meetings are usually scheduled once a month, and normally have a guest speaker chosen by the participants. If you would like more information on an existing support group, or are interested in starting your own, please contact our office.

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