Health and Community Services

Online Supports

Bridge the gApp
Bridge the gApp is a free online resource for youth and adults. It connects you to self-help information and local supports through a searchable service directory. You can also access a variety of tools to support your wellness. There’s something for everyone.

For more information please visit: External Link Icon

BreathingRoom™ is a free online program, designed for youth and young adults who want to learn new ways to manage stress, depression or anxiety:

  • Give yourself a few minutes a day to relax and refresh while gaining practical strategies.
  • Videos, stories and activities offer ideas and tools to help you move forward.
  • The Breathing Room can be used by yourself or supported by an online coach, counsellor or teacher who checks in with you each week.

Click here to go to The BreathingRoom™: External Link Icon

Strongest Families
Strongest Families Institute (SFI) is a not-for-profit agency designed to support children and youth from 3-17 years of age:

  • This program may be for you if you have concerns about your child’s behaviour difficulties, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bullying or bedwetting.
  • Support is provided to families over the phone and Internet in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
  • Families can be referred by a teacher, guidance counselor, physician, nurse, social worker, etc.

To learn more:
Parent Brochure PDF Icon
Referral Form PDF Icon Formulaire de recommandation PDF Icon
Implementation Guide PDF Icon Guide de mise en œuvre PDF Icon

Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines
Did you know that Newfoundlanders and Labradorians consume the most alcohol per capita in Canada?
Find out about low-risk drinking at: (pdf, 2012) PDF Icon

For more information: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) External Link Icon

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Guidelines PDF Icon (1.3 MB)

Learn about the current status of cannabis (marijuana) laws in Canada, and the work being done to legalize and regulate it. The Government of Canada provides information at: opens in new window.

I CAN (Conquer Anxiety and Nervousness) Adult program
The I CAN program supports young adults (18-30 years) in learning life skills to overcome anxiety and cope with major life stressors. The program offers distance telephone and online coaching, and is free to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The I CAN program is now open for registration. People can sign up by calling Strongest Families Institute directly at 1-866-470-7111 or by visiting

The Crisis Text Line
Powered by Kids Help Phone, individuals can text ‘Talk’ to 686868, to speak to a trained crisis responder.

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