Health and Community Services

Mental Health Promotion and Addictions Prevention

Mental health promotion and addictions prevention involves actions to create living conditions and environments that support positive mental health and allow people to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. A person can have a mental illness but still experience mental well-being. On the other hand, a person can be free of a diagnosed mental illness, but still experience mental distress.

Positive mental health is achieved when individuals realize their abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and contribute to their communities.

Health promotion staff in your Regional Health Authority are pleased to provide educational activities, presentations, displays and consultations for individuals, groups, schools, workplaces, communities, etc. They offer a wide range of topics about mental wellbeing, illness and addiction.

Western Health:
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Call: 709-634-4171

Labrador Grenfell Health:
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Call: 709-454-0521

Central Health:
Call: 709-489-8841

Eastern Health:
For Addiction information:
· In St. John’s – Email: or Call (709) 752-4030.
· Other areas in Eastern Health – Email: or Call 709-786-5230

For Mental Health information:
· All areas in Eastern Health – Email:, or Call 709-752-6846

Bridge the gApp

You can also visit Bridge the gApp ( External Link Icon for more information and tools to support your mental health.

Other Mental Health Promotion Initiatives

A number of government departments support mental health promotion activities. Some examples of provincial mental health promotion activities include:


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