If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact one of the emergency lines below.

Newfoundland and Labrador Mental Health Crisis Line

Local Telephone: (709) 737-4668 or Toll Free: (888) 737-4668 The Mental Health Crisis Centre provides 24-hour telephone-based crisis intervention by professionally trained Crisis Interveners. This confidential service is available toll-free across Newfoundland Labrador. This service is open to anyone in crisis; their caregivers or loved ones. The 24-hour crisis line is also available to health professionals on a consultative basis by phone. Crisis can include but is not limited to: • Relationships with family or friends • Addiction Issues • Financial Difficulties • School or work stress • Grief or Loss • Abuse or Traumatic Events • Illness

Mobile Crisis Response Team

Local Telephone: (709) 737-4668 or Toll Free: (888) 737-4668 The Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) Team is comprised of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and social workers with significant experience in mental health who travel as a team to assist/intervene with mental health related crisis, directly in a person’s home or community. MCR is an extension to other emergency mental health services that currently exist in the St. John’s Metro area and can be accessed, as required, through the Mental Health Crisis Line, the Psychiatric Emergency Service at the Health Sciences Centre and the Psychiatric Assessment Unit at the Waterford hospital.

Additional Services:

Doorways Walk-In Counselling Service- Eastern Health Single-session therapy services on a first come, first serve basis to those individuals (12 years and older) who feel they need to speak to someone right away. Telephone: (709) 752-4903 Website:


An organization created by and for individuals living with mental health and addiction issues, CHANNAL’s goal is to support and encourage recovery through self-determination and peer-support. Provincial Office Telephone: 709-753-1138 Warm Line (open 7 days a week, 11am-11pm): 855-753-2560


Thrive’s mission is to assist vulnerable individuals to achieve their full potential and enhance the capacity of social serving agencies. Telephone: 709-754-0536 Email:

Choices for Youth

Choices for Youth is dedicated to building programs, systems, and opportunities that are focused on providing individualized support for young people. Choices for Youth Outreach & Youth Engagement Centre (Ages 16-29) 12-16 Carter's Hill Place, St. John's, NL A1C 6N5 709-754-3047 Meals and Drop-In: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 1:00 - 3:00 PM Open Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Help to find housing - Access to employment & training programs - Counselling & addictions support - Access to medical services - Help navigating systems - Computer, phone, and internet access

St. John's Women's Centre

(Ages 18+) 170 Cashin Avenue Extension, St. John's, NL A1E 3B6 709-753-0220 - Individual counselling for women - No appointments necessary | Tuesday - Wednesday | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crisis Text Line

Text ‘Talk’ to 686868 to speak to a trained crisis responder. Powered by Kids Help Phone.