Health and Community Services
January 30, 2018

Single-Session Walk-in Mental Health and Addictions Service Available Province-Wide

Effective this week, Doorways is now available through all four regional health authorities across the province.

Doorways is a single-session walk-in mental health and addictions service that provides counselling services to those who feel they need to speak to someone immediately. There is no formal assessment required, no triage, no intake process and no wait list. Service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. It consists of a one-hour therapy session based on a person’s individual needs.

The Department of Health and Community Services wishes to remind people that Doorways is not an emergency service.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please:

  • Call 911;
  • Call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668; or
  • Proceed to the nearest emergency department.

For more information on Doorways, people can call the Health Line at 811 or visit the information links provided below.

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“Making Doorways available province-wide is another way to break down the stigma attached to mental health in our communities and remove barriers to treatment. The four regional health authorities each offer a wide variety of mental health and addictions services targeting children, youth, adults and seniors. We appreciate their efforts as we continue to further expand walk-in single-session counselling support.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

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Learn More

Towards Recovery: The Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador - www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/mentalhealth/pdf/mentalhealth_addictions_plan.pdf PDF Icon

Report Card: The First Six Months - www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/publications/pdf/Progress_Update_Mental_Health_Way_Forward.pdf PDF Icon

Eastern Health - www.easternhealth.ca/MHACommunity external link icon

Central Health - www.centralhealth.nl.ca/mental-health-addictions-services/ external link icon

Western Health - www.westernhealth.nl.ca/doorways/ external link icon

Labrador-Grenfell Health - www.lghealth.ca/index.php?pageid=91 external link icon

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Media contact
Emily Timmins
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 693-1292
emilytimmins@gov.nl.ca

2018 01 30                              11:05 a.m.